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Jun 26, 2017

Things Could Be Better, Things Could Be Worse

Capacity is adequate for shippers right now, but there are a number of negative factors that could come into play in the second half of the year....More
May 08, 2017

A Long and Bumpy Road for Shippers through Year's End

Tightening capacity amid an improving economy could lead to tougher conditions for shippers the rest of the year....More
Apr 18, 2017

Window Closing on Cheap Plentiful Freight for Shippers

Sorry, shippers: Though the economy is improving, capacity is getting tighter and transportation rates are rising....More
Mar 12, 2017

Shippers Could Face Trouble with a Capital T (but it doesn't stand for Trump)

There could be rate and supply trouble ahead for shippers, unless the Trump administration offers significant regulatory relief....More
Jan 23, 2017

Calm before the Supply Chain Storm

Shippers and truckers alike won't find much to cheer about this year based on market projections....More
Dec 09, 2016

The Good, the Bad and the Trump Plan: Freight Recovery Could Go Either Way

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....More
Nov 06, 2016

Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?

Brief spell of positive shipper conditions will be short lived....More
Sep 12, 2016

It’s Not Recovery (But It’s Not Bad)

With the new capacity-constraining regulations not yet in effect, shippers should enjoy the relative calm shipping conditions while they can....More
Jul 22, 2016

The Party Is Just About Over for Shippers

As capacity begins to tighten, conditions will start swinging more in favor of the carriers than the shippers....More
Jun 26, 2016

Mounting Pressures Will Put Logistics to the Test

The chance of another round of capacity shortages could bring even more pressure on shippers to build inventory levels....More
May 23, 2016

Shippers: Enjoy the Ride While It Lasts

Conditions for shippers may have reached their peak, so take advantage of the favorable environment before it begins to taper off in the fall....More
Apr 18, 2016

Shippers Are Doing Fine in 2016... At Least, So Far

Capacity is currently sufficient to meet the demands of the market. That will probably change later in the year....More
Feb 26, 2016

Neutral Is the New Full-Speed-Ahead

As the market stabilizes into a consistent mediocrity, shippers are benefiting from cheap fuel and ample capacity....More
Jan 24, 2016

Bloated Inventories Are Slowing US Logistics

High inventories are a big problem for shippers, and recent moves by the Federal Reserve aren't helping the situation....More
Dec 28, 2015

Slowdown in the Supply Chain

Things are about as good as they’re likely to get for shippers, at least for the immediate future....More
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David Blanchard

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Penton Media’s best-known brands, including the company’s flagship title, IndustryWeek, as well as Logistics...
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