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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

Recon is Partnering with Falvey to Offer Affordable and Robust Cargo Insurance

Posted by Curtis Garrett on Oct 8, 2020 10:58:03 AM

When shipping LTL freight, you’ve likely run into this hypothetical, but common scenario:

A damaged shipment occurs, and it’s 100% the responsibility of the carrier.  

The delivery receipt is signed as damaged, so all the right documentation is in order.  A claim is filed with the carrier.  The carrier takes upwards of a month to review and come to a decision.

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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

LTL Bill of Lading - Avoid surprise fees!

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Aug 1, 2018 9:11:35 AM

It’s 2018, what seems to be the year of LTL Carrier Strength. That being the case, carriers are not missing the opportunity to increase revenue every chance they get.

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Tags: Freight Terms, Freight Class, Density, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Overlength, Freight Tariffs, LTL, Ship Smarter, Rules Tariff, LTL Carrier, transportation management, Bill of Lading, Reweigh, Reclass

ITEM 680 in Your LTL Tariff - Heard of the 65% Rule? It's time...

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on May 1, 2018 7:05:16 AM

See the pallet in the picture below? If it is not clear to you what's wrong with it, you should consider exploring the details of LTL Carrier Packaging Rules as described in Item 680 of most Carrier Rules Tariffs. 

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Tags: Freight Class, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Freight Tariffs, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Item 680, Rules Tariff

Carrier / Vendor / Customer LTL Freight Conundrum 

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Mar 15, 2018 10:32:36 AM

As the pendulum has shifted, dramatically favoring the LTL carriers, shippers are realizing that if they don't consider changing their processes, they might very well be looking at increases well over 5% in 2018.

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Tags: Freight Class, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Overlength, Freight Tariffs, Detention Fees, LTL, Freight Rates

FREIGHT CLASSIFICATIONS - Does the "Density Effect" have you confused?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Nov 11, 2017 10:21:43 AM

After reading this post, if you have questions or are still uncertain, click on the link for a Free 30 Minute Freight Class Consultation.

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Tags: Freight Class, Density

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