Should Falling Diesel Fuel Costs Result In Lower Motor Carrier Profits?

Should Falling Diesel Fuel Costs Result In Lower Motor Carrier Profits?

Posted Oct 06, 2015

By Steve Broussard, CTL, CTB – Broussard Logistics Many motor carriers and Wall Street analysts have recently stated that “falling” diesel fuel prices have resulted in “lower earnings” for carriers, which confirms what many in the industry have alleged for years…the fuel surcharge is a profit center for many carriers. The purpose of the fuel... Read more

The Best Transportation Software for 2016 Provides These 4 Critical Services

The Best Transportation Software for 2016 Provides These 4 Critical Services

Posted Oct 05, 2015

Yes, fuel prices will stay low through 2017, but that means traffic is only going to get worse. And back in 2011 when traffic was comparably light, traffic delays cost the U.S. economy an estimated $121 billion. And with a vulnerable infrastructure, congested trucking and rail routes, and the global financial downturn, many shippers and... Read more

FedEx Announces 2016 General Rate Increase and Other Changes

FedEx Announces 2016 General Rate Increase and Other Changes

Posted Sep 17, 2015

By Rob Martinez – President & CEO, Shipware, LLC, (a business partner of Broussard Logistics). FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective Jan. 4, 2016 as follows: FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services.... Read more

Attention Shippers: The Easiest Way To Lower Parcel Cost (And Fast)

Attention Shippers: The Easiest Way To Lower Parcel Cost (And Fast)

Posted Sep 11, 2015

Previously, we’ve touched on dozens of simple ways to reduce freight costs. No doubt you already know that controlling transportation costs can make the difference between finishing a quarter in the red or in the black. These solutions can be relatively simple, like switching to bubble wrap (75% cheaper than foam spacers). Then there’s solutions... Read more

Don’t Get Left Behind: Lower Parcel Price in 5 Easy Steps

Don’t Get Left Behind: Lower Parcel Price in 5 Easy Steps

Posted Sep 09, 2015

Is your business looking to reduce parcel costs? Then you aren’t alone. Lower fuel prices have been a boon to many sectors of the economy in 2015, especially industries related to transportation and shipping. But that’s often not enough to cut down on shipping costs. So here are five strategies for lowering parcel prices: Can... Read more

5 Basic Ways To Cut Down on your LTL Shipping Costs in 2015

5 Basic Ways To Cut Down on your LTL Shipping Costs in 2015

Posted Aug 18, 2015

Moving Less-than-Truckload freight not just efficiently, but cost-efficiently poses unique challenges to shippers. Although falling gas prices have been a blessing on the transportation industry, LTL shipping still has to contend with the effects of truck driver shortages, higher rates, and congested infrastructure. So how can you save money in LTL shipping? 1. Shift Costs... Read more