All Posts by Joe Lombardo


FTR State of Freight ” Four Lessons Learned in 2015″

By on Monday December 14th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Rail, Supply Chain, Trade, Transport & Politics, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

I attended this  FTR’s   Transportation Intelligence  webinar on 12/10/15 moderated by Jonathan Starks, Director Transportation Analysis and presented by Larry Gross, Intermodal and Rail Expert. 4 Lessons Learned in 2015: Keep an eye on Washington Regulations will continue to play a large role in the transport world. Things can turn on a dime be […]


Shippers having the long view? I beg to differ

By on Friday November 13th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

I question if shippers really have ” long memories”?  Like wall street analysts, most shippers manage and plan to the short term albeit many times due to cost cutting pressure from the CFO and CEO. Will there be an avalanche of RFP’s in November, December, and first quarter of 2016 as shippers attempt to time […]


Shippers’ Transport Costs Rise Amid Capacity Crunch -Survey WSJ Article

By on Wednesday September 30th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Carriers have the upper hand in negotiating transportation rates with shippers as capacity tightens, a survey finds Article by Wall Street Journal,   Erica E. Phillips   09/29/2015 A capacity crunch in the transportation sector is driving up costs for manufacturers, retailers and suppliers, according to results from a survey published by Logistics Management. Excess capacity […]


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