CAI Transportation Blog

15 Mar, 2017

What Causes Price Fluctuations in Transportation?

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Price fluctuation to the cost of shipping is commonplace and often confusing, even for companies that regularly work with logistics partners. Why is it that the same size shipment costs more or less than it did the last time? There are a number of complex reasons that go into the price you’re quoted. Here are a few of them to keep in mind:

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08 Mar, 2017

How to Prepare for Holiday Season Shipping

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Our apologies to Charlie Brown, but it doesn’t look like the holiday season will be getting any less commercial anytime soon. And of course, the frenetic pace is not just limited to the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas any more. According to a 2016 survey, 56.69% of Americans say they start their holiday shopping before Black Friday. In fact, 35% of shoppers get started before November.


It should come as no surprise that the busy season for shipping is occurring earlier and earlier. Many companies begin ramping up their production and inventory as early as July and August in preparation for the onslaught of holiday shoppers. As a result, pricing for logistics services can rise significantly in the last half of the year.

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01 Mar, 2017

This Year's 5 Big Logistics Trends that will Make an Impact on your Business

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Heading into 2017, business owners had a lot of questions. Today, they still await the new administration’s actions on regulations and initiatives like the ACA, H-1B Visa program and a trillion-dollar investment in infrastructure. While much remains in question, we can always count on industry trends to impact and inform the decisions we make for our businesses in the year ahead.


From production and transportation to warehousing and supply chain management, there are many components that make up the world of logistics. And changes to any of these component parts can affect what’s happening in the logistics marketplace. Technology, for example, heavily influences the industry, and revenue could be negatively impacted if companies are caught off guard or are slow to adjust.


In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the industry trends to look out for in 2017. From changing technology to evolving standards and regulations, getting a jump on what may be coming your way can help you make the right decisions for your business.

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