The new year does not come with a crystal ball and roadmap. It does, however, give us valuable experiences from the challenges of this year. If the forecasters are correct, they are predicting a slow-growth year for freight in 2021. How robust will 2021’s freight market be? Read our 2020 Recap and Outlook for insights.
The market changes daily and as a shipper, you need to how changes in rates and capacity can affect your bottom line. Our Weekly Market Brief emails include market trends and hot lanes, pricing power, seasonal upticks and relevant news. Sign up now!
ORBIT TI® is Choptank’s custom-built, proprietary software platform (desktop and mobile) that gives shippers the ability to be more efficient with the power of real-time market intelligence.
A trading company as well as a dairy, Clofine buys and sells dry milk powder and bulk salted and unsalted butter from every major bulk co-op in the United States. Choptank has helped Clofine cut costs and increase revenue.
Rates have continued to increase throughout 2020 and here are 9 major factors to help explain the dynamics behind it all.
Freight shipping can be complicated so this guide boils it all down from pricing to trailers to claims to freight class.
We boiled the 200+ page USDA Handbook down to a “light read” on how to optimize your cold chain.
Did you know that a recent study determined that supply chains cause 40% of food waste in North America? That is a tremendous amount of spoiled product. The fact is, most of that loss can be avoided. Listen to the experts from Emerson, Univ. of Florida, ThermoKing and Choptank to learn the latest in cold shipping.
This complete guide to freight claims details the four types of cargo claims, FAQs and a checklist for the shipper.
Hang this quick reference infographic near your desk to help make a complicated subject easier to manage
Modern day shippers need every edge and modern day 3PL’s can provide that. Don’t let the competition get ahead, check out our new platform Orbit TI today.
Food logistics is a niche market that requires more than just a little know-how. Its importance is evident from the millions of dollars food and beverage companies spend on recalls each year. Learn everything you need to know about safety compliance in food transportation in this whitepaper.
Knowing your freight class will save you from countless headaches. Read our complete guide and then utilize our freight class calculator.
Less than truckload (LTL) 101 is everything you need to know to get your freight operations off the ground or going in a better direction.
NASA was looking for a solution to their shipping dilemma of transporting valuable ice core samples from a site in Greenland to their facility in California. Choptank provided transportation and most importantly temperature readings and tracking throughout the journey.
Why use a 3PL? Focus on your product and service and what your company does best, leave the supply chain to us! Convenient and healthy for your bottom line.
Sometimes you need to ship something that won’t fit in a standard trailer, this guide shows you all the options and what they do.
Use this guide to find the best way to prepare and secure your product shipments.
Heavy Haul & Oversize loads are unique ways to ship and this guide will make it easier to do.
Here is an easy-to-follow matrix to better understand the vital roles and responsibilities when it comes to sanitary transportation of food.
This brief guide illustrates a shipper’s best practices and procedures to sanitary food transport. The entire food industry is responsible for being educated and prepared to meet the requirements, as is the case for food safety and the safe transportation of food.
Our 8 Easy Ways to Save on LTL guide will help you avoid mistakes and learn some tips on how to save in a tight market.
We work with many commercial bakeries around the country and this case study shows how we can improve your supply chain with our proven and reliable service.
You heard about visibility and transparency but do you really have it in your supply chain?
Use our handy checklist to make sure you’re following tried and true supply chain strategies, and, adapting to the latest and greatest.
(TI) Transportation Intelligence is the edge you can gain on your competition by streamlining your supply chain with the latest technology. Get a demo on Orbit TI today.
A lot of time and energy goes into getting your freight delivered on-time and in one piece. The last thing you want to deal with is having it all stolen. Protect yourself and your company.
Being a shipper of choice is a big deal and can lead to big savings because trucks like partnering with you!
3PL’s or Third-Party Logistics companies offer many solutions and all are not created equally. Dive in and find out how to streamline your supply chain.
Deciding which transportation mode takes into account many variables and choosing wrong can cost you time and money. Hang this handy chart near your desk.
As experts, we compare all modes and if shipping dry ltl is cheaper than a truckload…then we’re saving you the money. Watch Now.
If you are new to logistics, working in a warehouse and dealing with inbound or outbound freight might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how much there is to learn. The first thing you absolutely must know is the language—shipping language, that is.
Farmer, Darcy Hutchison needed to find reasonable-cost shipping for the used combine he purchased. Choptank’s heavy-haul/over-dimensional division has the knowledge and experience to move even the most massive freight shipments.
This infographic provides four tips to guide shippers in preparing food for transport.
There is no doubt that shipping truckload nursery freight can be a challenge, with so many variables in play. It’s important to know how to handle each type of shipment to ensure its safe delivery. Learn four tips to ensure your freight is delivered correctly!
The following checklist can help guide the development and implementation of a food safety plan to help satisfy the new FSMA requirements.
Huge Christmas Tree Farm uses Choptank and Orbit TI to manage their nursery freight. Ask for a demo today!
Seasonal freight is typically considered to be produce and needs strict refrigerated shipping practices to insure proper care and handling. Check out a few tips…
Highway to Rail is one of the backbones of our national supply chain and when the strategy is set up correctly, can be a very efficient part of your overall supply chain.