ELD effects ripple far beyond trucking — to air cargo

Supply Chain Dive | December 20, 2018

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is changing the shape of transportation logistics.
Trucking, of course, has been the mode most affected by the regulation, but the effects have spiraled into ocean shipping, intermodal and air freight, causing delays, bottlenecks and rate increases as shippers look for ways to meet customer needs. The mandate, which took effect just over a year ago, is among the factors leading shippers to seek alternative modes of moving their goods, Michael Notarangeli, EVP Logistics at Maine Pointe, told Supply Chain Dive. "In the short run, intermodal has seen a bump in utilization as shippers hustle to get things moved." Part of that intermodal bump is a growth in air freight volumes. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), $17.5 billion of goods travel by air — 35% of all world trade by value. IATA also reported that North American airlines’ freight volumes expanded 3.2% in April 2018 — the month enforcement of the ELD mandate began — compared to the same period a year earlier.

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The U.S. parcel market is the largest sector of the logistics industry. In 2017, the U.S. parcel market was worth $84 billion and 12.7 billion shipments, reports the Journal of Commerce, and the vast majority of those shipments weighed less than 5 pounds. With the rise of e-commerce, demand for parcel has skyrocketed, and shippers are struggling to secure available capacity and affordable rates. Shippers need to understand the top trends in parcel shipping for 2019 to develop their logistics strategies and maintain control over logistics spend.


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PGT Trucking | September 30, 2022

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Catena Solutions | September 19, 2022

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GEODIS | August 23, 2022

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ABF Freight Recognized as a SmartWay High Performer for the Fifth Consecutive Year

ABF Freight | September 08, 2022

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