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Industry Updates – May 6, 2020

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on May 6, 2020 2:46:22 PM

Non-essential businesses are resuming operations in at least 24 states in May. While the argument remains on whether it is too soon or not, it is none too soon for the trucking industry. April saw historic lows in the Load-to-Truck ratio and with restaurants nationwide not operating fully, or at all, as produce season isn’t bringing the boon many hoped. However, there is opportunity for a small uptick in May, the only question remaining is if some predictive models are correct, does reopening non-essential businesses too early just make things worse further down the road. Even with some economies beginning to reopen, second quarter predictions are still down by double digits with most hoping for a rebound by the end of the 3rd quarter and expecting it by the end of the year. The biggest factor in rebounding the economy is consumer confidence and a vaccine cannot come quickly enough to instill that level of confidence.

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Topics: Insider, Logistics Management, Shipping, COVID-19

Receiving Packages & Freight During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Apr 7, 2020 11:30:37 PM

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, disinfectants are flying off the shelves and hand-washing remains the most touted method of prevention, but how do we clean our mail? Should we even be cleaning it? Well, rest easy: Preliminary testing suggests that you can't contract COVID-19 from mail or packages. Even if the interior contents had trace amounts of the virus, they are likely to have died by the time a package reaches you.

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Topics: Insider, Continuous Improvement, Shipping

Carrier & Industry Updates April 6, 2020

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Apr 5, 2020 7:38:38 PM

The updates below reflect new information received within the past few days and over the weekend regarding some specific carriers and industry information. Load-to-truck ratios in March tell an interesting story as well – have we already witnessed the spot-market peak?

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Topics: Insider, Logistics Management, 3PL, Shipping

Mihlfeld Mile: April 1

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Apr 1, 2020 3:48:20 PM
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Carrier Specific Information as of March 30, 2020

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Mar 30, 2020 3:02:14 PM

UPS Global Freight Forwarding/Supply Chain Solutions

  • Effective March 23, 2020
  • All IAF Services will be charged a Capacity Surcharge based on the below schedule:

P.A.M. Transportation

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Topics: Insider, Logistics Management, Carrier Compliance, 3PL, Shipping

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