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Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Trucking hauling rates are volatile and ever-changing—and based on multiple influences. Some of these influences are controllable and others are not, with the majority fitting into the noncontrollable category. There are fuel prices, costs of doing business, driver pay, etc. Then there are broad market forces, competition for loads, other specific market forces such as […]

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

“Carrier networks are changing more quickly than they used to,” Broadhurst said, as assets are redeployed and dedicated to new customers. “It’s getting hard to know which carriers are optimal for certain lanes because carrier networks are changing so rapidly too,” he said. That’s making already complex supply chains more complex and posing tough decisions […]

Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR | Truck News

Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR | Truck News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates in the US will increase by about 4% this year, according to a projection from industry forecaster FTR. In its monthly State of Freight webinar, FTR transportation economist Noel Perry, said truckload contract rate increases could take hold as early as the first quarter of this year. The spot market […]

Flipkart New delivery Pricing Model Going to Introduce | Hindaily

Flipkart New delivery Pricing Model Going to Introduce | Hindaily

Flipkart India’s largest eCommerce company is going to introduce a new discount pricing model based on popular American e-commerce company Jet.com’s smart cart services which encourages consumers to pick multiple items which can be shipped in one box to save delivery charges. Flipkart is planning to start this services from  January 2017 from New year, ET told […]

Uber launches trucking marketplace | DC Velocity

Uber launches trucking marketplace | DC Velocity

Uber’s move could affect the trucking industry by bringing its advanced web-based platform to a sector that has traditionally been reluctant to embrace modern technology. The launch could also force change in the industry’s market structure should Uber apply its “surge pricing” strategy to freight rates. Uber is known in the ride-hailing industry it developed […]

Home Delivery Plays A Critical Role In Omni-channel Fulfillment | Forbes

Home Delivery Plays A Critical Role In Omni-channel Fulfillment | Forbes

Chris Jones, the EVP of Marketing and Services at Descartes, made this point in a Logistics Viewpoints article on home deliveries, “Not all customers or orders are created equal so why not offer home delivery options that way too? For instance, your ‘type A’ customers get more delivery options than your ‘type C’ customer. The […]

Uber Freight Will Bring Surge Pricing to the Trucking Business | Technology Review

Uber Freight Will Bring Surge Pricing to the Trucking Business | Technology Review

Still, Uber seems to be moving awfully fast—Otto only just made its first commercial delivery with a self-driving truck, and by all accounts it’s still very much a fledgling company. Trucking in the U.S., by contrast, is enormous: in 2014, 11 million large trucks drove over 279 billion miles. Perhaps in acknowledgement that it’s going […]

Parcel pricing may be set to surge, says new study | Logistics Management

Parcel pricing may be set to surge, says new study | Logistics Management

Driven by e-commerce, the parcel segment in mature markets like the U.S. or Germany is growing by seven to ten percent annually. By 2025, this volume is expected to double in the U.S. – with around 25 billion parcels being sent each year. “Fast delivery is being requested more and more. Customers below the age […]

Understanding Intermodal and Truckload Spot Market Pricing | Global Trade Magazine

Understanding Intermodal and Truckload Spot Market Pricing | Global Trade Magazine

There is so much that goes into today’s freight rates. In addition to all the variables, there are contract and spot rates. This addresses spot rates. The classic definition of a freight rate is a “price charged by a transportation carrier for moving an item or items from point A to point B. Actual amount […]

SpaceX’s latest booster back home as company mulls pricing, proof tests | Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s latest booster back home as company mulls pricing, proof tests | Spaceflight Now

The price of a launch with a reused booster, at least initially, is also an open question, SpaceX officials said. Shotwell said she hopes SpaceX can realize a 30 percent cost reduction when flying Falcon 9 missions with a first stage out of the company’s inventory, and not fresh off the assembly line. SpaceX currently […]