How The Volatile Trucking Industry Is Impacting Your Supply Chain

| June 18, 2019

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While these factors disrupted the transportation market that year, and companies of all kinds began outpouring cash just to get their shipments moved, some would argue the tighter capacity and inflated rates that resulted were all business as usual for the trucking industry.

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Logistics Insight Corporation (LINC), a subsidiary of Universal Truckload Services, Inc. (Universal) is a leading provider of custom-developed, third-party logistics solutions that allow our customers and clients to reduce costs and manage their global supply chains more efficiently. We offer a comprehensive suite of supply chain logistics services including value-added, transportation, air, ocean & customs brokerage services through our team of subsidiaries.

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Logistics Insight Corporation (LINC), a subsidiary of Universal Truckload Services, Inc. (Universal) is a leading provider of custom-developed, third-party logistics solutions that allow our customers and clients to reduce costs and manage their global supply chains more efficiently. We offer a comprehensive suite of supply chain logistics services including value-added, transportation, air, ocean & customs brokerage services through our team of subsidiaries.

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