Industry insight

Carriers are hitting the brakes on the capacity crunch

By Peter Tulisaari, Director of Business Development at King Solutions

One of the most incredible things about the logistics industry is the interconnectedness of all its moving parts. It’s called the supply chain for that very reason. Every link in the chain, from carriers to shippers, warehouses, manufacturers and even the third party logistics providers (3PLs), is reliant upon the others to keep products moving. When […]

Looking forward to what’s in store for the logistics industry in 2019

By David Weakly, Business Development at King Solutions

As we prepare to close the book on 2018, King is already looking ahead to next year. So far in 2018, we’ve seen booming economic growth, rising diesel prices, new mandates and regulations take effect, and capacity tighten. Though it’s been an eventful year for the industry, it’s time to look ahead to 2019. So […]

Trying to navigate the capacity crunch? Let King’s creativity be your compass

By Alex Robertson, Business Development at King Solutions

The capacity crunch has been in effect for quite some time, but never have we seen it this tight. Trucking executives say they are rejecting record-breaking amounts of freight in what is being described as a “booming peak freight season,” Logistics Management recently reported.    What many see as issues with skyrocketing rates are actually issues with capacity. The decrease in […]

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 […]