Liz Lasater, Author at Red Arrow Logistics Transportation and Freight Forwarding
Can E-commerce Help Less-Than-Truckload Carriers in 2020 | Red Arrow Logistics
The shipping industry has been challenged in recent years, both by e-commerce demands and inconsistencies in freight demand.  Many companies front-loaded orders in late 2018 to get ahead of the U.S. imposed tariffs on China so, throughout 2019, these businesses were riding their high inventories.  This downturn was further exacerbated by ongoing trade tensions between […]
Shipping an oversize load can be a challenge and require extra precautions during transport.   With larger loads, like prefabricated homes, a flatbed shipment might be in order.  For any oversized shipment, it is important to know the exact specifications of your load so the correct type of truck can be used.  The size of the […]
Improving Your Last Mile Delivery Strategy | Red Arrow Logistics
Retailers, shippers, carriers all need to create strategies to deal with the unprecedented growth in the e-commerce realm. Your last mile strategy should be well-thought-out and planned to satisfy the needs of your customers. E-commerce consumers want their order…and they want it now!  Thanks to “The Amazon Effect” online shoppers have been trained to expect […]
Should You Use E-Commerce Platform as Your 3PL? | Red Arrow Logistics
Now more than ever, customers are making their purchases online.  If you can’t get to the store, there is a good chance that Amazon or other e-commerce retailers have what you need.  With almost half (49.1%) of the e-commerce market share in the U.S., Amazon dominates the industry.  Not only do these e-commerce platforms serve […]
What the Truck | Impacts of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry
‘What the Truck’, a logistics resource article, offers insights into the impacts of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry.   With stay-at-home order still in place for many states due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the trucking industry is facing yet another tough year.  The weak freight market is yet another sign of the economic downfall that […]
Logistics Cybersecurity Risks During COVID-19 | Red Arrow Logistics
Rapid responses to the Coronavirus pandemic leave logistics vulnerable to security breaches. Security and risk teams must remain vigilant and focus on strategic areas. Despite the current global pandemic, cyberattackers have made it clear they’re not taking any time off. Now that many workers have shifted to working remotely and organizations are distracted trying to […]
Freight Life Post COVID-19 | Red Arrow Logistics
The COVID-19 virus outbreak has affected every industry in the United States to some degree.  At some point, hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, the freight industry will return to a variation of normalcy.  However, the industry after COVID-19 might look quite different than before.  Here are the ways the major shipping modes could be affected […]
Tips for Lowering Freight Shipping Costs for Your Business | Red Arrow Logistics
One of the best ways to provide an excellent experience for your customers is to offer convenient and affordable shipping.  Freight costs are one of, if not the largest logistics costs in the supply chain.  In 2017, companies in the United States spent $1.49 trillion in shipping costs.  With continued challenges faced by the transportation […]
Export CFS | Red Arrow Logistics
All Greater China offices and export CFS have operated to near-normal levels for the first time since the Chinese New Year (except for Wuhan). Some continue to operate with local restrictions of on-site personnel and require additional work shifts. PRC Government continues to promote the resumption of production in factories across the country. While some […]