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Special Delivery: Benefits of Outsourcing Live Production Transportation

August 30, 2018 Comments Off on Special Delivery: Benefits of Outsourcing Live Production Transportation
Live production transportation encompasses all needs for vertically integrated poultry companies. For many years those integrators have managed live transportation and bird growout with their employees and assets. Then, integrators started outsourcing bird development to contracted growers, because the benefits outweighed the risks. Even though it’s a sensitive part of the business, trusting growout experts Read More

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Evaluate your Dedicated Fleet Provider

July 31, 2018 Comments Off on Why It’s the Perfect Time to Evaluate your Dedicated Fleet Provider
Companies with fleets are under pressure to meet high consumer demands, which require more than dedicated capacity. To exceed those expectations, companies need capacity and resources from the right dedicated fleet provider. After you’ve outsourced fleet management, you should measure the service to ensure you’re getting the most out of the deal. Complete our checklist Read More

Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers

May 18, 2018 Comments Off on Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers
Authored by Nick Hobbs, EVP and President of DCS and Final Mile The last experience with a brand often defines the whole experience for consumers. This is especially true for final mile deliveries, which can involve assembly and installation. As a final mile service provider, we know this represents a meaningful instance when a client’s brand is Read More

Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions

May 15, 2018 Comments Off on Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions
Roadcheck is the annual event by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where tens of thousands of inspections are performed on commercial vehicles. This year’s Roadcheck will take place June 5th – 7th. Additionally, end of month and the Memorial Day holiday will increase pressure on our market. It’s important to recognize what’s coming and how Read More

Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong

May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong
Balancing demand and capacity has become increasingly difficult in recent months. In February 2018 – a historically low-volume month – pricing and load-to-truck ratio were at levels higher than any time throughout 2017, while intermodal capacity was 100% utilized.* Businesses are struggling to adapt to the new normal of less capacity and higher costs, particularly Read More

Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018

March 16, 2018 Comments Off on Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018
The year 2017 brought a lot of changes and challenges to the transportation industry and others that relied on distribution. Overall, the electronic logging device (ELD) implementation, driver shortage, and weather events affected multiple facets of transportation. Rates rose significantly and companies struggled to obtain the necessary capacity. Those challenges are still big players in Read More

Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services

February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services
Retailers and manufacturers alike are redesigning supply chain methods to meet tighter shipping windows and heightened expectations. Speed to market is top-of-mind for retailers tasked with balancing a constant flow of inventory with consumers searching for the new “it” product. Connect with us! Read More

Addressing Retail’s Biggest Supply Chain Concerns

February 8, 2018 Comments Off on Addressing Retail’s Biggest Supply Chain Concerns
In 2017, the U.S. economy experienced growth at a rate of over 3% in the second and third quarters, and corporate profits increased 5.3% year-over-year in Q3. As a result, retailers are struggling to find capacity and maintain a consistent supply chain. At J.B. Hunt, we’re experts in meeting demands in tough markets. With more than 56 Read More

Predicting the Road Ahead with Visibility

February 6, 2018 Comments Off on Predicting the Road Ahead with Visibility
Visibility in the supply chain is evolving, increasing the need for delivery transparency and speed. In 2017, visibility ranked as the third-most strategic priority among companies with supply chain operations, compared to sixth in 2015, per a recent GEODIS survey. Yet, only 6% of those companies have reached their visibility target. Having an end-to-end view of Read More

4 Elements that Define a Quality Final Mile Delivery Provider

February 1, 2018 Comments Off on 4 Elements that Define a Quality Final Mile Delivery Provider
Final mile service refers to the planning and execution of the last delivery leg for big and bulky merchandise from a retailer or manufacturer into the home of a consumer. Big and bulky products include furniture, appliances, TVs, mattresses, and more – anything that won’t fit the size, weight, handling, or service requirements of parcel Read More