What is Drayage and Why Does it Matter?
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by Jackie Latragna
10M ago
What is drayage and why is it so vital for an efficient supply chain? Drayage is a crucial step and a niche service in the multibillion-dollar supply chain and logistics industry. While it may seem like a small step of the process, drayage is an integral part of the domestic supply chain and vital to overall container management. The term drayage refers to the transportation of a container over a short distance of 50 miles or less, typically between ports and rail yards to distribution centers or storage yards. The drayage services market in the US has been expanding as more exports enter t ..read more
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Getting Asset Smart: Supply Chain Conferences 2023
ITS Logistics Blog » Drayage + Intermodal
by Jackie Latragna
11M ago
Supply Chain Conferences 2023: Get to Know the ITS Logistics Team It takes a village of subject matter experts to keep everyone engaged in best practices across the supply chain. Industry events play an essential role in providing specific knowledge and access to expertise, market fluctuations, forecasts, and any other vital evolutions. The educational value that is gained by attending these conferences is well worth the investment of time and resources. Read on for all the trade shows that the team at ITS Logistics will be attending this fall. JOC Inland This September 25 – 27, the Jour ..read more
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Why Choose ITS Logistics for Your Drayage Service
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by Jag Kaur
1y ago
Industry Leading Intermodal and Drayage Service with Unmatched Expertise ITS Logistics is comprised of extensively trained professionals who are equipped with the necessary skills and expertise to deliver exceptional drayage service. Prioritizing the development of comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOPs) for customers ensures consistent and efficient operations for customers. By harnessing cutting-edge systems and advanced technologies, ITS Logistics optimizes, processes, and delivers exceptional solutions to clients. The company has an impressive footprint in the North American m ..read more
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Exploring National vs Regional Drayage Carrier Solutions
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by Kinsli Rogne
1y ago
National vs Regional Drayage Carrier: What to Consider To optimize efficiency and cost savings when it comes to drayage services, it’s imperative to select the right logistics partner. Many companies struggle when it comes to choosing a national vs regional drayage carrier for their specific needs. A logistics partner should possess a wealth of knowledge on seaports and terminals, inland ramps and ports, and a comprehensive network of drayage yards. As the 11th ranked Drayage and Intermodal transportation provider in North America, ITS Logistics leverages technology and strategic partne ..read more
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Shortcomings of the US Rail Infrastructure
ITS Logistics Blog » Drayage + Intermodal
by Jackie Latragna
1y ago
US rail infrastructure presents challenges for domestic supply chain Problems in the United States rail system date back to well before the pandemic. Statistics show that rail service is much worse today than it was twenty years ago but has especially struggled the in the last five years. According to some logistics experts, railroad management in North America has been largely focused on maximizing payouts and return on assets over service in recent years. Major rail companies reported record earnings in 2021, including Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF. Due to ..read more
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Transportation and Fulfillment Solutions to Avoid Inventory Glut
ITS Logistics Blog » Drayage + Intermodal
by Jackie Latragna
1y ago
How supply chain strategies can help to avoid inventory glut Major retailers have been unable to avoid inventory glut as consumer behavior has shifted from the pandemic. Earnings from retailers are significantly down this year as consumers pare back spending on goods. Port volumes and freight rates have been on the rise, echoing the effects of shifting demand. Goods are being brought inland from ocean containers and unloaded into distribution centers – where they remain at a standstill. Among the retail giants feeling the effect are Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Kohl’s. These co ..read more
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Will Port Labor Negotiations Exacerbate Inflationary Pressure?
ITS Logistics Blog » Drayage + Intermodal
by Jackie Latragna
1y ago
Port labor negotiations underway since contract expiration Port labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) the last two decades have historically been contentious and marked by freight delays. In May 2022, talks began on a multi-year contract covering more than 22,000 dockworkers at 29 ports on the West Coast, from California to Washington. Dockworkers on the west have been working without a contract since it last expired in July 2022, forcing BCOs to shift cargo to East and Gulf Coast ports to avoid disruptio ..read more
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2023 Supply Chain Trade Show Takeaways for Success
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by Jackie Latragna
1y ago
2023 supply chain trade show takeaways in Q1 and beyond The ITS team has been busy so far this year, exhibiting at NRF, Manifest, RILA LINK2023, and TPM23. These shows were all extremely informative, giving insights into the retail landscape, a glimpse at the future of logistics, and more. Here are a few of our 2023 supply chain trade show takeaways: NRF: Retail’s Big Show Retail sales have been rebounding in Q1, despite inflation easing. This indicates that consumer confidence is increasing and that shoppers are feeling more comfortable making purchases. Retailers should continue to focus ..read more
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Electric Truck Market Infrastructure Hinders Growing Demand
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by Jackie Latragna
1y ago
Electric truck market infrastructure deficit raises concerns The logistics industry has been warned of persistent inflation and consumers in the United States are feeling the effects on their wallets. In Q4 2022, rate levels for international air, ocean, and domestic trucking fell significantly amongst inflationary pressures and fallout from the global supply chain crisis. Demand is outpacing supply in 2023 most in the warehousing, domestic parcel, and labor sectors, causing further inflationary pressures. National warehousing capacity remains low and is expected to remain tight for the fore ..read more
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How Will EVs in the Trucking Industry Impact the Supply Chain?
ITS Logistics Blog » Drayage + Intermodal
by Jackie Latragna
1y ago
EVs in the trucking industry are on the rise The United States trucking industry has been consuming fuel at a growing rate as freight volumes continue to increase year-over-year. U.S. trucks carried 11.84 billion tons of freight in 2019, the largest amount in six years. That number dropped in 2020 with 10.23 billion tons of freight moved and in 2021, 10.93 billion tons were moved. The projected growth of freight volumes is estimated to be 17% over the next decade. With fuel becoming more expensive every year, EVs in the trucking industry are are being considered with the hope to reduce costs ..read more
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