COVID-19 NEWS CENTER

COVID-19 NEWS CENTER

April 6, 2020 UPDATED: STATES UNDER NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS CLOSURES OR SHELTER IN PLACE & FREIGHT CARRIER OPERATIONS Last month, FedEx Freight announced updates regarding procedures for shipments that are deemed undeliverable. Freight is now automatically returned...
AFS Names Tom Nightingale New CEO

AFS Names Tom Nightingale New CEO

AFS Logistics announces Tom Nightingale as Chief Executive Officer effective April 1. Tom will be responsible for driving AFS to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum built by the current team. Tom is an accomplished leader, with a track record...
2020 Truckload Market Snapshot

2020 Truckload Market Snapshot

2019 was a shipper’s market. In early 2019, rates were down over 20% vs. 2018.  By mid-year 2019, the slight tightening of capacity due to rate restrictions, increased insurance costs, and ultimately carrier bankruptcies, caused rates to level off.  In mid Q3 2019, we...
Brexit Becomes A Reality

Brexit Becomes A Reality

Leaving seems to be a trend in the UK as of late. Harry and Meghan have officially stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family and the UK has begun its separation from the European Union. As of today, January 31, 2020, the much anticipated “BREXIT” is in effect...
Are You Ready for the Lunar New Year?

Are You Ready for the Lunar New Year?

In the world of shipping, disruptors come in many forms – natural disasters, political climate, yearly holiday closings, etc. And if you’re thinking holiday closings are over, think again. The Year of the Rat (Lunar/Chinese New Year) begins January 25 and for many...
UPS Rates to Increase in 2020

UPS Rates to Increase in 2020

Following suit of FedEx, UPS has announced their General Rate Increase for 2020 with an effective date of December 29, 2019. The announced average increase is 4.9% for UPS Ground, UPS Air/International Services, 4.2% for UPS Air Freight and 3.9% for UPS Freight. As in...