Navigating the Turnaround: A Fresh Outlook for Freight and Logistics in 2024

Some parts of this article were extracted from the WSJ’s Logistics Report article titlted “Logistics Operators See a Shipping-Market Rebound Taking Shape” by Paul Berger and Liz Young in order to provide context for the blog post published here. To read the full WSJ article, click here. As the logistics and freight market begins to […]

2023 Recap: Select Carriers’ Year in Review

As we turn the page on 2023, it’s time to reflect on a year of significant achievements and strategic insights at Select Carriers. This year has been a remarkable journey of growth, innovation, and solidifying partnerships in the logistics sector. Milestones and Successes: We’ve made strides in helping our current and new shippers reduce their […]

HISTORY OF SELECT CARRIERS

Founder, Ray Dee, and his son, Gabe Dee, President of Select Carriers Our founder, Ray Dee, left his role as a college professor in the late 1970’s and joined his father in the trucking business.  He was a young father of two, and he desired to build the best life he could for his family.  Ray […]

KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE: PRE FOOD SHIPPERS OF AMERICA (FSA) SOIREE

In February, the Select Carriers Team kicked off their trip to Orlando for the 2020 Food Shippers of America conference with an unofficial “Pre-FSA Soiree” at The Edison in Disney Springs. Despite unseasonably cool weather, things warmed up quickly at the event with great conversation, many laughs, and some serious dance moves. It was a fun evening surrounded by […]

CARRIER AND SHIPPER PARTNERSHIPS: IN A DIGITAL WORLD, RELATIONSHIPS MATTER MORE THAN EVER

Industry Update: since this blog article was written about carrier and shipper partnerships, the COVID-19 Pandemic has swept the world. To learn more about how our freight sales agents weigh-in on the impact of virtual business meetings during COVID-19 check out our Zoomed Out blog post. We’re back from the Food Shippers of America 65thAnnual Conference. This years’ event […]

GOODBYE, GOLDILOCKS; VOLATILITY IS HERE TO STAY, AND RFP’S PLAY A MAJOR PART

Historically, myriad reoccurring factors play into pricing volatility in transportation markets. Regulatory pressures, seasonal demands, weather-related disruptions, and driver supply and demand converge to shape the market. Now we have seen the staggering, unprecedented impact of Covid-19, and the resulting over-supply of capacity as transportation segments such as food service and energy came to a […]

ZOOMED OUT – FREIGHT SALES AGENTS WEIGH-IN ON THE IMPACT OF VIRTUAL BUSINESS MEETINGS DURING COVID-19

This is an opinion piece from Terry Shirley, one of our leading freight sales agents and freight procurement expert at Select Carriers, Inc. on the impact of virtual business meetings during COVID-19 for freight carriers and asset-based carriers in the transportation industry. Well, here at Select Carriers we all are at week “whatever” and on day “who knows”.  As we began this unprecedented COVID-19 journey, […]

SELECTING THE RIGHT FREIGHT CARRIER ENSURES BRAND INTEGRITY FOR SHIPPERS OF PERISHABLE GOODS

Select Carriers’ goal as a freight sales agency is to ensure a customer’s needs are met by selecting a freight carrier that promotes brand integrity, particularly when perishable goods are involved.  It is critical for today’s modern transportation managers to ensure they protect their branded products as they move through the supply chain. Temp-controlled carriers play a […]

IDDBA NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT OF SELECT CARRIERS AS A FREIGHT SHIPPING PARTNER

Select Carriers continuously strives to enhance our capabilities as a premier freight shipping partner.  We are a proud member of The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) and excited to be featured in their new member spotlight this month.  Partnering with associations like IDDBA augments our capabilities as a freight sales agency.  The IDDBA is a nonprofit trade association for food […]

DYNAMIC TRANSPORTATION MARKET CALLS FOR FREIGHT SALES MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE FROM SELECT CARRIERS

Market volatility reinforces the need to partner with a strategic freight sales management firm. Domestic transportation networks have tremendous constraints on them pointing to a robust freight shipping market through the rest of the year and quite possibly, well into 2022. There are a number of factors at play which are creating somewhat of a perfect storm of extreme […]

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