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CarrierDirect to Present on Findings from Company’s Latest Market Perspective 

Executives from CarrierDirect, a highly regarded provider of consulting services to transportation and logistics corporations, will present topics explored in the company’s most recent market perspective, “Change is the Only Constant,” during a conference call hosted and moderated by John Larkin, of Stifel Capital Markets, on Friday March 11, at 11 a.m. EST. March 8th, 2016 – Press Release >

CarrierDirect Analyzes Inconsistencies in Global Economy and its Impact on Freight Market

CarrierDirect, has released its highly anticipated semi-annual Perspective. Among other insights, the Perspective analyzes the unsettling mix of positive and negative factors in the global economy and its projected effect on the transportation market in 2016. February 24th, 2016 – Press Release >

 White Paper: CarrierDirect Introduces the New Dimension of LTL Pricing

CarrierDirect, a leading advisory firm for transportation and logistics companies, today announces the release of its latest white paper, “The New Dimension of LTL Pricing,” which discusses dimensioning technology relative to its revenue impact on the industry and accuracy of freight classification. January 12th, 2016 – Press Release >

 CarrierDirect to Address State of the Industry in Webcast

Erik Malin, EVP of CarrierDirect, will be a speaker for The Journal of Commerce’s free webcast on November 12, 2015, which will address the state of the global supply chain and reveal key findings from the 24th Annual Trends & Issues in Logistics and Transportation study. November 9th, 2015 – Press Release >

 CarrierDirect to Present with Stifel Capital Markets in Webcast 

CarrierDirect’s leadership will present on the topics explored in the company’s most recent market perspective, “Survival of the Smartest: Freight’s New Competitive Frontiers,” during a webcast hosted and moderated by Stifel Capital Markets. September 23rd, 2015 – Press Release >


The Future is Now

Peter Rentschler, Managing Director of CarrierDirect, provides insight as to how the latest supply chain trends are influencing the evolution of 3PLs and their impact on the supply chain. April 13th, 2016 at Supply Chain World >

Trucking Demand Soared in February

February was a good month for the trucking business, as tonnage rose to an all-time high and rates for truckload shipments ticked up slightly from a year ago.“It’s encouraging, but smaller regional carriers are losing market share and feeling the biggest pain from this mixed-results economy.” said Jett McCandless, chief executive of freight and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect. March 22, 2016 at The Wall St. Journal Logistics Report >

Diesel Rises to 7.8 cents to $2.099

“Lower energy prices are a net negative for leading carriers. So, when fuel costs drop, profits on fuel surcharge revenue also drop,” John Larkin, a Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. analyst, wrote in a summary of a conference call it hosted with the consulting firm CarrierDirect. March 24, 2016 at Transport Topics >

Truckload capacity expected to be hit hard by ELD mandate  

The trucking industry is expected to lose between 3% and 5% of its overall productivity starting at the end of 2017 when federal regulations mandating the electronic logging devices (ELDs) go into full effect.  March 11, 2016 at >

CarrierDirect Market Perspective: What the Future May Hold for Freight

This week, consulting firm CarrierDirect is going to issue its semi-annual “market perspective” detailing some of the major trends the firm thinks may affect the freight industry. The title for the company’s latest “perspective” sums up the “uncertainty” facing freight fairly well: “Change is the Only Constant.” February 24th, 2016 at Fleet Owner >

CarrierDirect: IT separating freight haves from havenots

A new white paper from transportation and logistics consultant CarrierDirect calls investment in information technology and creativity a key differentiator in a fragmented market. The paper also provides a series of economic indicators and a list of start-up technology companies in the freight industry. February 24th, 2016 at American Shipper >


The Intersection of Economic Trends and Transportation

One of the report’s key themes centers around the myriad mixed economic indicators that are influencing the freight economy to a large degree, including sluggish GDP, uneven freight volumes for trucking and rail, declining oil and fuel prices, decreasing manufacturing output and currency valuations, among others. February 23rd, 2016 at Logistics Management >

Werner Profits Rise as Truck Brokerage Thrives

Werner said Thursday that its fourth quarter income rise 12% from a year earlier to $36.6 million. The company added 400 vehicles to its fleet of over 7,000 trucks, lowering the average age of its trucks and allowing the company to “better manage maintenance and safety costs”. January 28th, 2016 at Wall Street Journal >

Firm Explores the Benefits of Dimensional LTL Pricing

Chicago-based freight transportation and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect recently-released a white paper, entitled “The New Dimension of LTL Pricing,” which examines dimensioning technology relative to its impact on the LTL sector and accuracy of freight classification for LTL carriers, 3PLs, and shippers. January 26th, 2016 at Logistics Management >

Paper Discusses New LTL Pricing Dimension

CarrierDirect has released its latest white paper, The New Dimension of LTL Pricing, which discusses dimensioning technology relative to its revenue impact on the industry and accuracy of freight classification for LTL carriers, third-party logistics providers, and shippers. January 26th, 2016 at Refrigerated Transporter >

CarrierDirect White Paper Explores LTL Dimensioning Technology

The transportation and logistics advisory firm CarrierDirect analyzed the business case for less-than-truckload carriers investing in dimensioners, including how it might affect their relationships with shippers. January 12th, 2016 at American Shipper >

Going the Extra Mile

For today’s 3PLs, staying up to date is all about combining data with technology—even before getting goods on the path to their destination—as regulatory demands seek more data sooner, according officials with logistics companies. And they are dealing with a wider variety of products that needs special handling and must meet specific requirements.

December 15th, 2015 at Global Trade Magazine >

Freight Partnerships Push Value

Better collaboration throughout the supply chain is leading to more driver-friendly freight and higher yields for all involved. Collaboration is probably something many trucking companies don’t feel the need to engage in at the moment, especially with capacity getting so tight. And many of their customers and competitors freely admit as much.

November 5th, 2015 at Fleet Owner >

Mixed Signals Ahead for Freight Market, says CarrierDirect

Uneven U.S. economic performance, rising truck capacity crunch are biggest issues. It’s going to be a mixed bag for the freight market over the next several months, as a sluggish U.S. economy combined with “systemic shift” in cargo away from the West Coast to the East Coast and tight truck capacity will create difficulties.


September 25th, 2015 at Fleet Owner >

CarrierDirect Report Looks at Market Conditions, Ways to Stay Ahead of the Competition

A new report from Chicago-based freight transportation and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect released this week examines current freight market conditions and what logistics and supply chain stakeholders need to do and know in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. September 4th, 2015 at Logistics Management >

CarrierDirect Recognized with Strategic Partnership Award

 Prominent strategic transportation and logistics advisory firm, CarrierDirect, has recently been awarded the Strategic Partnership Award by global shipping provider, Fusion Logistics, in association with Worldwide Express.


April 25th, 2015Press Release >

CH Robinson-FreightQuote Deal Puts Non-Asset LTL Services Center Stage

The proposed acquisition of truck brokerage is much more than attempt by C.H. Robinson to gain more business or e-commerce sales; the $365 million deal underscores and perhaps accelerates a major change in the U.S. less-than-truckload market.

December 3rd, 2014 at >

Freightquote acquisition expands C.H. Robinson’s LTL, e-commerce reach

The largest U.S. freight broker, $12.8 billion C.H. Robinson Worldwide, is buying one of the largest Internet-based truck freight brokers, The $365 million cash deal will open new opportunities for C.H. Robinson in e-commerce and less-than-truckload markets. December 2nd, 2014 at >

Innovation gives LTL pricing more than one dimension

After decades of relying on classification-based rates, less-than-truckload carriers are sizing up their pricing systems and finding them wanting. More carriers, led by the largest LTL companies, are moving slowly toward dimensional-weight-based pricing schemes that don’t rely on commodity classifications that hark back to the regulated transportation era.

December 1st, 2014 at >