Industry insight

Is your logistics program ready for the holidays?

By Chad Erchul, Business Development at King Solutions

October is an interesting (and by interesting, we mean busy) month for supply chain professionals. It’s the (sort of) calm before the holiday storm, and it’s the perfect time to get your retail logistics program in gear before kicking it into overdrive in November, which is way easier said than done. This is because the retail industry, […]

Are rate issues actually capacity issues?

By Alex Robertson, Business Development at King Solutions

In a time when shippers are sandwiched between rising freight rates and consumer demands for more affordable shipping, rising costs are at the top of every supply chain manager’s mind. Rising carrier rates are rampant across the country, and although shipments are down – the Cass Freight Index in Q3 showed them decreasing from a […]

Q3 wrap up: what’s happening in the logistics industry?

As Q3 wraps up and summer ends, a few things are unavoidable: the days will become shorter, the weather will become colder, and the shipping industry will be at its busiest. The holiday season is fast approaching, and to help you avoid some unnecessary logistics headaches, we’re bringing you the latest numbers, insights and industry […]

In the headlights: carrier issues during NTDAW

By Cassie Stang, Business Development at King Solutions

Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) releases a comprehensive report based on industry surveys shedding light on the issues affecting the supply chain. While many of the top issues affect shippers and 3PL companies, several have a significant impact on the more than 3.5 million carriers who haul freight across the country. You […]

Recent changes and best practices for filing freight claims

By Jim Berge, Business Development at King Solutions

Recently, we have noticed an increasing number of carriers requiring photos of damaged freight in order to file and process a freight claim. This is just one of the most recent trends in an ever-changing process, and while we hope our customers never have to file a claim, it’s still important to understand the ins […]