Industry Insights

UPS Freight Selling to TFI International in Q2 2021

UPS announced recently that they’ve entered into an agreement to sell UPS Freight (UPSF) to TFI International (NYSE and TSX: TFII) for $800 million in a deal that’s expected to close during the second quarter of 2021.

January 26, 2021

Highlights from the Code Red Ocean, Air and Truck Forecast Webinar

Challenging conditions have been touching all modes in the transportation industry lately. To shed light on what’s happening in each mode, we held a webinar with a panel of shippers and industry experts. This webinar was the third in our three part Code Red webinar series, and all three webinars can be found here. Read on to find the highlights of this latest webinar.

January 8, 2021

A Few Impressive Features of COVID-19 Vaccine Logistics


December 15, 2020

Highlights from the Code Red Solutions for Shippers Webinar

We’ve been riding a rollercoaster of freight trends in 2020 rather than following anything close to a “typical” pattern. To get a better perspective on what's happening in the market now and what shippers can do about it, we held the webinar Code Red Solutions for Shippers. This was the second of our "Code Red" webinar series, which followed up the initial Code Red Freight Forecast webinar. Here are a few of the highlights.

December 1, 2020

Advice for Working with Regional Parcel Carriers and Managing Demand

Parcel volumes have been growing sharply for almost a decade and just accelerated. According to Pitney Bowes, there’s been about 20% growth annually since 2013. Last year, this added up to 103 billion packages shipped around the world and about 15 billion in the United States. This year, the peak of the previous holiday season was surpassed in the summertime thanks to the pandemic, with the busiest season still ahead.

November 10, 2020

Highlights from the Code Red Freight Forecast Webinar

The threat of disruptions is something that's been near the top of many shippers' minds since the shutdowns earlier this year, and with COVID cases rising, it's a valid concern.

October 30, 2020

Five ways you are wasting your time without a Transportation Management System

While many shippers have made a Transportation Management System (TMS) part of their supply chain management suite, a significant portion of the industry is still relying on manual methods to try and track their freight spend—as much as 25% by some estimates. If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that we all need to be able to access reliable information at any time from any place. A TMS became a requirement for shippers before 2020, but COVID-19 has driven the point home even more.

August 27, 2020

New Funding and Momentum for Reshoring

While nobody was watching, the United States launched a new federal agency this January: the United States International Development Finance Corp (DFC). Its mission at launch was largely to counterbalance China’s growth by boosting other overseas development. This mission quickly gained relevance as the pandemic grew, and in May the agency was also tasked with helping bring more manufacturing back to the United States.

July 20, 2020

June 2020 Recap

Market Recovery, Parcel Surcharges and LTL Sourcing

June 26, 2020