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Happening Now: Warehouse jobs continue to go unfilled

Aug 18, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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A new article in Freight Waves shows that the number of unemployed workers that formerly worked within the warehousing industry is much higher than national unemployment levels.

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Reasons for drayage truck driver shortage and how the right 3PL can help

Aug 12, 2021 / by Jerry Critchfield posted in Southern California Ports, Port Logistics, Drayage

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The current driver shortage affects every mode of trucking, port drayage included. What you may not realize, however, is that this shortage of drayage drivers is not new – it didn’t begin with COVID-19 or even in the years leading up to the pandemic. In this article, we’ll examine the reasons for the truck driver shortage among drayage drivers and tell you why your transportation provider’s culture is key to sourcing the capacity you need.

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Happening Now: Import surge may last into 2022

Aug 5, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As 2021 has had its share of supply chain challenges – particularly related to container imports – we all are looking for the light at the end of the tunnel and a semblance of normalcy.

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Happening Now: Impact of Driver Shortage on Drayage Ops

Aug 3, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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While everyone is familiar with the current driver shortage, many overlook the fact that drayage operations are affected by this shortage just as much as long-haul, LTL or other modes of trucking.

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Impact of COVID on eCommerce fulfillment operations

Jul 29, 2021 / by Todd Naramore posted in Public Warehousing, eCommerce Fulfillment

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In the pre-pandemic world of 2019, eCommerce accounted for 15.8% of all sales in the U.S. That figure ballooned with the COVID-19 pandemic to 21.3% – an increase of 44% – in 2020. This extreme growth in such a short period of time has led to growing pains that are still being felt within the eCommerce industry. In this article, we’ll examine some of the key effects of the pandemic on eCommerce fulfillment operations and explore ways that your company can mitigate these effects by partnering with a 3PL provider.

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Happening Now: A recap of the first six months of 2021 in shipping

Jul 15, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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If you’re looking to catch up on all things container shipping in 2021, a recent article in Freight Waves has got you covered. The article looks, month-by-month, at all of the “stranger than fiction” events in the shipping world in the first six months of this year.

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Happening Now: New Peak Surcharges from UPS

Jul 9, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in Multichannel Merchant, UPS is issuing new surcharges which will hit shippers hard during this year’s peak season. These new surcharges will be applied between October 31 and January 15, with pricing based on percentage of package volume over and above February 2020 volumes.

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Weber Logistics Adds New Distribution Center in San Bernardino, CA

Jul 8, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, west coast warehouses, weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has secured a 406,710-square-foot omni-channel distribution center (DC) in San Bernardino, CA. This newly constructed multi-client facility – Weber’s largest – is the company’s sixth DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region and thirteenth DC within California.

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What food logistics services does a 3PL provide?

Jun 24, 2021 / by Jim Marcoly posted in Food Supply Chain, Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Food Logistics

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Food companies looking to optimize their supply chains can do well to entrust operations to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in food logistics services. They can distribute your products through the supply chain safely, while optimizing your business’s efficiency in the process. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the many food logistics services a 3PL can provide.

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Happening Now: FedEx Freight suspends service to 1,400 LTL customers

Jun 15, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in Freight Waves, FedEx Freight is suspending outbound shipments for approximately 1,400 customers in heavily-congested regions across the U.S. This reduction in service is part of an effort to better manage the high levels of freight that are inundating its LTL terminals across the country. Companies were notified Friday and the changes took effect on Monday.

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