The Importance of Customization and Flexibility in Bulk Liquid Transportation

Speciality freight makes up about 20% of trucking industry revenue in the United States, with bulk liquid transportation representing the majority of this 20%.  Seemingly unrelated industries ranging from farming to aviation and mining to chemicals, rely on the movement of bulk liquid freight in order to conduct business. However, there is a wide variation … Continued

Trends in the Bulk Liquid Transportation Industry

Bulk liquids are present in everyday life, in one form or another. From gasoline to fuel our cars, to fruit juices and cooking oils for consumption, it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without these products. Bulk liquid cargoes, which also include crude oil, liquefied natural gas, and chemicals, are not boxed, bagged … Continued

Can the Logistics Industry be “Uber-ized”? And If So, Will It Happen?

The success of the Lyft and Uber business models for basic taxi services has excited shipper and consumer expectations. Technology can deliver “faster than fast” service and delivery! Logistics industry experts are predicting similar web-enabled on-demand services to emerge for the transportation of freight across the country. The potential for “on-call” consolidation of freight shipments … Continued

3PL, 4PL or 5PL Logistic Services, What’s the Difference?

4PL and 5PL logistics service providers are on the rise. How do these firms differ from the supply chain and transportation industry’s more common 3PLs, the third-party logistics providers? The differences between these types of logistics firms are confusing and often debated even amongst industry experts, but here are the basics to get you started. … Continued