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Recon Market Update - January 8, 2021

Posted by Hank Newman on Jan 8, 2021 8:18:14 AM

Welcome to 2021!

Kind of sad when we are hoping to see LTL carrier performance get back to the mid-'80s!  But as long as COVID and its disruptions persist and the TL market remains tight we remain a broken record.
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Tags: Freight Class, Accessorials, LTL, Freight Rates, LTL Carrier Cost, Rules Tariff, Logistics, LTL Service, Limited Access, Freight Technology, TMS, Freight Insurance, Freight Claims, Freight News, Freight Update

Recon - 2020 Market Summary, 2021 Outlook

Posted by Hank Newman on Dec 30, 2020 4:35:39 PM
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Tags: Freight Class, Accessorials, LTL, Freight Rates, LTL Carrier Cost, Rules Tariff, Logistics, LTL Service, Limited Access, Freight Technology, TMS, Freight Insurance, Freight Claims, Freight News, Freight Update

LTL Problems again! Recon Weekly Market Update - Dec 17, 2020

Posted by Hank Newman on Dec 17, 2020 2:37:35 PM
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Tags: Freight Class, Accessorials, LTL, Freight Rates, LTL Carrier Cost, Rules Tariff, Logistics, LTL Service, Limited Access, Freight Technology, TMS, Freight Insurance, Freight Claims, Freight News, Freight Update

RECON - IMPORTANT WEEKLY UPDATE!! PLEASE READ! - Dec 10, 2020

Posted by Hank Newman on Dec 10, 2020 2:58:22 PM

Short and not-so-sweet message this week.  LTL carrier performance is BAD!  We have been pointing this out for months now, but either much of our audience isn't reading this or is having difficulty understanding it so we are going to repeat the message again.

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Tags: Freight Class, Accessorials, LTL, Freight Rates, LTL Carrier Cost, Rules Tariff, Logistics, LTL Service, Limited Access, Freight Technology, TMS, Freight Insurance, Freight Claims, Freight News, Freight Update

Recon Market Update - December 4, 2020

Posted by Hank Newman on Dec 4, 2020 12:07:37 PM

"Your carriers still suck and eta's on transit times are wrong!!" (Angry Face!).

  There are 2 interesting charts below if you can get past the performance commentary (teaser).
 
Yep - we get it!  This is a performance pandemic while we are living in a pandemic of hysteria.  Fact is, while we see LTL carrier performance ticking up a bit, it remains well, well below historical norms so you continue to deal with more failures and upset customers.  If it's any consolation - you're not alone.  This is INDUSTRY-WIDE.  When we see even the best of the regional carriers struggle, it's systemic.
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Tags: Freight Class, Accessorials, LTL, Freight Rates, LTL Carrier Cost, Rules Tariff, Logistics, LTL Service, Limited Access, Freight Technology, TMS, Freight Insurance, Freight Claims, Freight News, Freight Update

Brokers accused of Price-Gouging! -- Why Recon is different.

Posted by Hank Newman on May 12, 2020 1:19:57 PM

Price-Gouging by truckload freight brokers has suddenly become a mainstream topic advancing with considerable urgency.  The economic devastation is all around us so any topic related to an entity potentially taking advantage of this devastation is sure to be broadcast to the world.  Finger-pointing now appears to be our new "sport".

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Tags: Accessorials, Detention Fees, LTL, Freight Rates, LTL Carrier Cost, freight cost, freight reporting, Limited Access, Freight Technology, TMS, ltl analysis

Why is it so hard to get REAL LTL Carrier Performance Stats?

Posted by Hank Newman on Sep 24, 2018 8:48:00 AM

"The carrier missed the pickup yet they still count it delivered on time?"

Can you rely on carrier stats? What are your real and most meaningful LTL carrier performance stats?

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Tags: LTL, Freight Management, Ship Smarter, Freight Data, Logistics, LTL Service, LTL Carrier, transportation management, Carrier performance

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