36 episodes

Freight market insights. Supply chain tips. Proven logistics strategies. The transportation industry is full of intricacies. From permitting requirements to freight class, the dimensional capacities of each trailer and beyond, historically, it’s difficult for logistics professionals to navigate these issues. Until now. Beyond The Road, a podcast created for the everyday logistics manager, will break down these barriers and provide shippers with expert advice and opinions at the tap of a button.

Beyond The Road (The Transportation Industry Podcast‪)‬ Anderson Trucking Service (ATS)

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Freight market insights. Supply chain tips. Proven logistics strategies. The transportation industry is full of intricacies. From permitting requirements to freight class, the dimensional capacities of each trailer and beyond, historically, it’s difficult for logistics professionals to navigate these issues. Until now. Beyond The Road, a podcast created for the everyday logistics manager, will break down these barriers and provide shippers with expert advice and opinions at the tap of a button.

    Ep. 35 | Trucking Industry Update March 2024: Let's Talk Freight Rates

    Ep. 35 | Trucking Industry Update March 2024: Let's Talk Freight Rates

    2023 was a difficult year for trucking companies. It was a great one for shippers though. Spot rates, which have been depressed since 2022, have remained low in 2024.

    In this episode of Beyond The Road, we discuss current transportation industry market trends and where we expect things to trend throughout the year.

    Topics covered in this episode: 
    2024 Freight Rates Overview2024 Truckload Market ProjectionsSeasonality Discussions Q2 2024Current State of Load-to-Truck RatiosTrucking Company Operating Expenses this YearWhen Will Freight Rates Rise?Advice for Shippers in 2024Visit the ATS Learning Hub

    Related Transportation Industry Content:
    The Trucking Industry in March 2024: What You Should KnowTruckload Transportation Industry Forecast 2024Connect with ATS on. . .
    LinkedIn
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    Instagram

    Check out the. . .
    Trucking Industry Channel (YouTube)
    Truck Driving Channel (YouTube)
    ATS Website
    Drive4ATS Website

    • 22 min
    Ep. 34 | February 2024: Truckload Transportation Industry Forecast

    Ep. 34 | February 2024: Truckload Transportation Industry Forecast

    February is one of the slowest months in trucking. Even if it's slow for your company, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success in the months ahead. Things will get busy again, let's make sure you're prepared when they do.

    In this episode of Beyond the Road, learn everything you need to know about February. This includes how capacity tightens in the open-deck market due to harsh weather in the northern U.S., how oversize shipments are impacted by limited daylight and how the dry van sector experiences a lull.

    Topics covered in this episode: 
    Winter Weather's Impact in FebruaryCommodities Shipping Heavily in FebruaryFreight Rates in FebruaryWhat Shippers Should do During the Lull of FebruaryLooking Forward (Post February)Relevant Resources and Information:
    California Semi Truck Year RegulationsThe Trucking Industry During February 2024: What You Should KnowTruckload Transportation Industry Forecast 2024Visit the ATS Learning Hub
    Connect with ATS on. . .
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    Check out the. . .
    Trucking Industry Channel (YouTube)
    Truck Driving Channel (YouTube)
    ATS Website
    Drive4ATS Website

    • 23 min
    Ep. 33 | January 2024 Freight Market Forecast: How to Prepare as a Shipper In January

    Ep. 33 | January 2024 Freight Market Forecast: How to Prepare as a Shipper In January

    2023 is coming to a dramatic close after what can be considered one of the most deflating years on record for the transportation industry. Companies have been shipping freight at depressed rates for a while now, making it hard for trucking businesses and their drivers to make ends meet.

    As we head into January 2024, it's natural to wonder what the next year will bring. While we don't hold a crystal ball, and can't definitively say what the next year will look like from a transportation perspective, we have been around for our fair share of Januaries over the years. In this episode of Beyond the Road, you'll learn how the dry van, open-deck and oversize marketplace tends to behave during January. This includes what to watch out for and how to plan out your loads this month.

    Topics covered in this episode:
     The Impact of New Year's Day on Freight MarketsDry Van Shipping Trends During JanuaryOpen-Deck Shipping in January 2024Oversize Shipping Insights in JanuaryWinter Weather in January: A Real DisruptorRate and Capacity Predictions for Q1 2024Check out the 2023 Market Update Video and Article from ATS' CFO
    Watch the video: Why Shipping Prices and Driver Pay Change
    Visit the ATS Learning Hub
    Learn more about shipping freight during January
    Connect with ATS on. . .
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    Check out the. . .
    Trucking Industry Channel (YouTube)
    Truck Driving Channel (YouTube)
    ATS Website
    Drive4ATS Website

    • 16 min
    Ep. 32 | December 2023 Trucking Industry Forecast

    Ep. 32 | December 2023 Trucking Industry Forecast

    December, the final month of 2023, is an interesting time for transportation companies; truck drivers head home for the holidays, freight volumes increase in the retail sector, open-deck shipments slow down and daylight hours shrink.

    For shippers, December is the final month to move freight before the brand-new year. That said, with so many changes happening within area trucking markets, it can be difficult to do so.

    In this episode of Beyond the Road, you'll hear from ATS Logistics Sales Team Manager, Josh, who will provide an overview of what you can expect to experience in December.

    Information covered in this episode:
    Daylight: A Major Factor for OD FreightThe Impact of Christmas on Freight CapacityOpen-Deck Capacity in DecemberTips For Shipping Around the HolidaysRetail Freight Market Update2024 Market ForecastWhile you're here, check out some of this related content:
    [Video] 2023 Mid-Year Market UpdateThe Trucking Industry in December 2023: What You Should KnowShipping Freight Around a Holiday: 3 Critical Planning TipsVisit the ATS Learning Hub for more tips, tools and industry insights. 
    Connect with ATS on. . .
    LinkedIn
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    Check out the. . .
    Trucking Industry Channel (YouTube)
    Truck Driving Channel (YouTube)
    ATS Website
    Drive4ATS Website

    • 23 min
    Ep. 31 | Freight Rates 2023: A Pricing Manager's Transportation Market Analysis

    Ep. 31 | Freight Rates 2023: A Pricing Manager's Transportation Market Analysis

    In our first episode of season two, ATS' Corporate Pricing Manager, Reid joins the podcast to discuss freight pricing.

    The past few years have been an interesting time for trucking companies; freight rates surged to all-time highs in 2021, only to fall substantially in late 2022 and into 2023.

    Where does a freight rate swing like this come from? And, perhaps more importantly, what can companies like yours do to ensure success as we head into 2024?

    In this episode of Beyond the Road, you'll gain Reid's insight into what's been happening in U.S. freight markets over the last three years, why this occurs and what to expect in the year ahead. Is it time to lock in contracts with your carriers? Let's find out.

    Topics covered in this article:
    What's Been Happening in the Freight Market in 2023Dry Van Pricing in 2023Open Deck Pricing in 2023Heavy Haul Pricing in 2023Contract and Spot Rate SpreadWhat Trucking Companies Consider When Quoting FreightWill Freight Rates Rebound?Current State of Fuel SurchargesWhat will 2024 Look Like For Rates?Retail Season Update 2023
    Don't Stop Here! Check out some of this related content and information:
    2023 Transportation Industry Mid-Year Market UpdateCommon Transportation Industry Market Cycles: What They Are and What They Mean for YouLoad-to-Truck Ratios: An Overview of How They Impact Your Freight Rates
    Visit the ATS Learning Hub

    Follow the ATS Learning Hub on LinkedIn to get transportation industry insights directly in your social feed.
    Connect with ATS on. . .
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    Check out the. . .
    Trucking Industry Channel (YouTube)
    Truck Driving Channel (YouTube)
    ATS Website
    Drive4ATS Website

    • 24 min
    Ep. 30 | November 2023 Transportation Industry Update

    Ep. 30 | November 2023 Transportation Industry Update

    November is a busy month in the transportation industry. Trucking companies around the country feel the impact of retail season and the impending holidays in November and December.

    As a company with freight to move and a budget to manage, you must understand how November changes things in your neck of the woods and around the nation. Reefer capacity, for example, tends to tighten during Q4, disrupting the companies that use them (particularly in the Northwest). Oversize freight, on the other hand, can be trickier to move as daylight shrinks across North America.

    In this episode of Beyond The Road, Josh discusses everything you need to consider when shipping your freight in November, including how rates will change and how you can stay on top of things this year. Hint: try not to ship freight the week of Thanksgiving.

    Topics covered in this podcast: 
    Enclosed Trailer Capacity in NovemberOpen-Deck Capacity in NovemberOversize Travel in Q4 of 2023Retail Season 2023: What to ExpectHow Thanksgiving 2023 Will Impact TruckingTips for Finishing 2023 Strong as a ShipperRelated Content and Information: 
    The Trucking Industry in November 2023: What You Should Know2023 Transportation Industry Mid-Year UpdateRetail Peak Season 2023: What to Expect and Planning TipsDownload the 2023 Freight Shipping Calendar (Outlining the Best and Worst Days to Ship this Year)
    Connect with ATS on. . .
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
    Instagram

    Check out the. . .
    Trucking Industry Channel (YouTube)
    Truck Driving Channel (YouTube)
    ATS Website
    Drive4ATS Website

    • 24 min

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