How Shippers Can Capitalize On Today's Soft Logistics Market

For the majority of 2023, shippers have been navigating a more favorable national freight market. As last year wrapped with a gradual loosening of capacity and lower spot rates, the industry settled into a deflationary period. Decline in retail sales, manufacturing output, and imports continues to decrease freight demand and create surplus in capacity – resulting in a soft market.

Holiday Weekend Planning

Ella Bay preparations for the holiday weekend As Labor Day approaches on Monday, September 4, shippers, receivers, and carriers across the United States should be aware and plan accordingly for limited holiday hours over the three-day weekend and how it may affect their shipments. In years past, long holiday weekends such as Labor Day have recorded cargo theft rates significantly higher than the rest of the year.