Chain of Thought http://mhlnews.com/blog/17940/feed en Window Closing on Cheap Plentiful Freight for Shippers http://mhlnews.com/blog/window-closing-cheap-plentiful-freight-shippers <div class="node-body blog-body">Sorry, shippers: Though the economy is improving, capacity is getting tighter and transportation rates are rising.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/window-closing-cheap-plentiful-freight-shippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/window-closing-cheap-plentiful-freight-shippers#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:21:00 +0000 206181 at http://mhlnews.com Shippers Could Face Trouble with a Capital T (but it doesn't stand for Trump) http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-could-face-trouble-capital-t-it-doesnt-stand-trump <div class="node-body blog-body">There could be rate and supply trouble ahead for shippers, unless the Trump administration offers significant regulatory relief.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-could-face-trouble-capital-t-it-doesnt-stand-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-could-face-trouble-capital-t-it-doesnt-stand-trump#comments Transportation & Distribution Trump and the Supply Chain Chain of Thought Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:20:00 +0000 202871 at http://mhlnews.com Calm before the Supply Chain Storm http://mhlnews.com/blog/calm-supply-chain-storm <div class="node-body blog-body">Shippers and truckers alike won't find much to cheer about this year based on market projections.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/calm-supply-chain-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/calm-supply-chain-storm#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:04:00 +0000 195771 at http://mhlnews.com The Good, the Bad and the Trump Plan: Freight Recovery Could Go Either Way http://mhlnews.com/blog/good-bad-and-trump-plan-freight-recovery-could-go-either-way <div class="node-body blog-body">Trump's plans to roll back some of the Obama Administration's regulations could have a big impact on freight shipments, but probably not for a while.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/good-bad-and-trump-plan-freight-recovery-could-go-either-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/good-bad-and-trump-plan-freight-recovery-could-go-either-way#comments Transportation & Distribution Trump and the Supply Chain Chain of Thought Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:24:00 +0000 189171 at http://mhlnews.com Are the Good Times Really Over for Good? http://mhlnews.com/blog/are-good-times-really-over-good <div class="node-body blog-body">Brief spell of positive shipper conditions will be short lived.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/are-good-times-really-over-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/are-good-times-really-over-good#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Sun, 06 Nov 2016 23:16:00 +0000 186801 at http://mhlnews.com It’s Not Recovery (But It’s Not Bad) http://mhlnews.com/blog/it-s-not-recovery-it-s-not-bad <div class="node-body blog-body">With the new capacity-constraining regulations not yet in effect, shippers should enjoy the relative calm shipping conditions while they can.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/it-s-not-recovery-it-s-not-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/it-s-not-recovery-it-s-not-bad#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 13 Sep 2016 03:10:00 +0000 185771 at http://mhlnews.com The Party Is Just About Over for Shippers http://mhlnews.com/blog/party-just-about-over-shippers <div class="node-body blog-body">As capacity begins to tighten, conditions will start swinging more in favor of the carriers than the shippers.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/party-just-about-over-shippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/party-just-about-over-shippers#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:01:00 +0000 184781 at http://mhlnews.com Mounting Pressures Will Put Logistics to the Test http://mhlnews.com/blog/mounting-pressures-will-put-logistics-test <div class="node-body blog-body">The chance of another round of capacity shortages could bring even more pressure on shippers to build inventory levels.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/mounting-pressures-will-put-logistics-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/mounting-pressures-will-put-logistics-test#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:49:00 +0000 183941 at http://mhlnews.com Shippers: Enjoy the Ride While It Lasts http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts <div class="node-body blog-body">Conditions for shippers may have reached their peak, so take advantage of the favorable environment before it begins to taper off in the fall.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 24 May 2016 03:26:00 +0000 182841 at http://mhlnews.com Shippers Are Doing Fine in 2016... At Least, So Far http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-are-doing-fine-2016-least-so-far <div class="node-body blog-body">Capacity is currently sufficient to meet the demands of the market. That will probably change later in the year.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-are-doing-fine-2016-least-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-are-doing-fine-2016-least-so-far#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:04:00 +0000 181221 at http://mhlnews.com Neutral Is the New Full-Speed-Ahead http://mhlnews.com/blog/neutral-new-full-speed-ahead <div class="node-body blog-body">As the market stabilizes into a consistent mediocrity, shippers are benefiting from cheap fuel and ample capacity.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/neutral-new-full-speed-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/neutral-new-full-speed-ahead#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:45:00 +0000 179561 at http://mhlnews.com Bloated Inventories Are Slowing US Logistics http://mhlnews.com/blog/bloated-inventories-are-slowing-us-logistics <div class="node-body blog-body">High inventories are a big problem for shippers, and recent moves by the Federal Reserve aren't helping the situation.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/bloated-inventories-are-slowing-us-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/bloated-inventories-are-slowing-us-logistics#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:07:00 +0000 178481 at http://mhlnews.com Slowdown in the Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/blog/slowdown-supply-chain <div class="node-body blog-body">Things are about as good as they’re likely to get for shippers, at least for the immediate future.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/slowdown-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/slowdown-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:50:00 +0000 177651 at http://mhlnews.com When Not-So-Good Is Good Enough http://mhlnews.com/blog/when-not-so-good-good-enough <div class="node-body blog-body">Shippers conditions have settled into a comfortable rut best described as so-so, neither good nor bad, neither great nor horrible.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/when-not-so-good-good-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/when-not-so-good-good-enough#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:29:00 +0000 176781 at http://mhlnews.com Mediocre Is Looking Pretty Good for Shippers These Days http://mhlnews.com/blog/mediocre-looking-pretty-good-shippers-these-days <div class="node-body blog-body">Believe it or not, shippers are living in the "good ol' days" right now, based on relatively stable (i.e., mediocre) shipping conditions.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/mediocre-looking-pretty-good-shippers-these-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/mediocre-looking-pretty-good-shippers-these-days#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Wed, 21 Oct 2015 20:22:00 +0000 176471 at http://mhlnews.com