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UPS, USPS and FedEx Surcharges are Staying:

UPS, USPS and FedEx Surcharges are Staying:

How do Shippers Manage These New Increases?

Posted: October 8, 2020 |

Carriers have become more blatant with surcharges; they offer simplified pricing schemes. Like Flat Rate shipping then adding additional charges after the fact negating any expected efficiencies.  A shipper needs to be more aware of the charges and impacts to mitigate said increases.

Spot Rate vs Contract Rates

Spot Rate vs Contract Rates

Should a Shipper choose a Spot rate over Contracted Rates?

Posted: September 21, 2020 |

The transportation marketplace faces challenges created by the uncertain economy born by unprecedented world events. During this volatility, should a Shipper choose a Spot rate over Contracted Rates, or vice versa? Below, we will weigh in and provide pros and cons of each pricing method and guide the Shippers onto the best path.

Planning is the Key to Reduced Shipping Costs & Service Improvements

Planning is the Key to Reduced Shipping Costs & Service Improvements

CPC provides guidance and action to Shippers resulting in lowered costs and better service

Posted: September 15, 2020 |

The past few years have reflected a time requiring detailed planning and attention to optimize the ebbs and flows of the capacity constrained transportation market place. The rapidly changing economy has created a mine field for Shippers to navigate for the best pricing and service offered by the Carriers.

Airfreight Rates Expected to Shoot Up – What Can You Do?

Airfreight Rates Expected to Shoot Up – What Can You Do?

Posted: August 27, 2020 |

Rates are expected to increase slowly through August and then accelerate in September according to industry logistics managers. We see several causes for this as rates accelerate upward as air freight prices face the perfect storm however, we can manage through this.

Looking into the crystal ball for the next several months, airfreight rates are destined to rise.

Will LTL Carriers Survive 2020?

Will LTL Carriers Survive 2020?

Posted: August 14, 2020 |

LTL carriers are struggling to survive during 2020. Revenues drop mirroring the Pandemic drop in demand, what’s next?

The $46 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) market, like most of the trucking industry, is challenged by the devastating economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE FUTURE OF FUEL PRICING AND THINGS TO COME

THE FUTURE OF FUEL PRICING AND THINGS TO COME

Posted: July 29, 2020 |

CPC posted a BLOG on May 20, 2020 that Millions of Americans have sharply reduced their daily transportation activity in every mode worldwide resulting in reduced demand for fuel. COVID-19 and worldwide demand dropping off a cliff cascaded into fuel prices reaching their lowest point in decades. Currently, diesel fuel pricing has leveled off, but still 23% lower than last year. There’s an opportunity to harness these market conditions and lower shipping costs.

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