ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • According to the USPS, the following is the January 2018 Price Change Information. For further information, please visit https://pe.usps.com/ The January 2018 Price Change goes into effect on January 21, 2018. New postage statements associated with the January 2018 price change are available on Postal Explorer® at pe.usps.com. The Postage Statement information is in the January 2018 Price Change [...

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ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Here we are in the first week of December and we are already hearing that UPS has been experiencing delivery delays due primarily to large volumes of shipments after Black Friday.  Is this because on-line shoppers made their holiday buying decisions earlier than they have in the past, or is it due to more shoppers […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Did the USPS really receive a gift from the Postal Rate Commission allowing it to raise postal rates above typical inflation targets, or will it just be an exercise in futility?  Here’s the main point.  If USPS mail volume continues to decline, (and obviously that has been and will continue to be the trend in the long term), would […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • An article in the Bangor Daily News about a wreath firm suing a parcel giant for alleged over billing caught our attention.  For those companies that do not audit their parcel carrier invoices, here is a story that is not as uncommon as it may seem.  Outsourcing parcel carrier audits will assure that each and […]

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ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • BUSINESSCOLUMNISTSJAMIE HERZLICH By Jamie Herzlich Higher costs may cause firms to raise free-shipping thresholds Businesses advised to prepare for UPS, FedEx and Postal Service rate increases. Updated December 3, 2017 8:49 AM PRINT SEE COMMENTS SHARE  Shippers are faced yet again with a trio of price increases going into the new year. Both UPS and FedEx have […]

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ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • The Tesla’s Semi-Truck is a significant entry into an industry overloaded with antiquated equipment and technology. For individual truckers and companies, the Tesla Semi-Truck will drive economic growth and unparalleled customer service while reducing the physical cost per mile by 17% from Day 1. The enhancements for the driver experience may help to replenish the […]

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ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • We don’t think it will come as a surprise to anyone that the US Postal Service has again reported huge financial losses.  But there is some good news as well as some obvious bad news behind those numbers; and some interesting information to boot. First the good news: ·         The USPS delivered 589 million more packages […]

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ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Today we continue to highlight and expand upon the key elements of the “Checklist for Transportation Spend Management” created by Transwide and Supply Chain Media.  In today’s post we highlight checklist items three, four and five. Checklist Item #3 – “Carrier Bid and Selection is an Automated Process and Rates are Automatically Updated.”  This point is an interesting […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Our friends at TradeMachines.com were kind enough to offer our readers their perspective on E-Commerce and Logistics and offer a cool new infographic that you may find very useful. Big thank you to Molly Connell at MachineCompare.com for her insight.  This guest post is written by MachineCompare.com.  Article and opinions expressed below do not necessarily […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • –Be sure to email us to get the UPS and FedEx Rate Comparison Charts for 2017 vs 2018– In the Parcel shipping game of “Follow the Leader”, UPS, as expected, has followed FedEx’ footsteps by announcing their Annual General Rate Increases which will become effective on December 24, 2017.  As usual, the UPS General Rate Increase will […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Today we continue on our mission of highlighting and expanding upon the Checklist for Transportation Spend Management created by Transwide and Supply Chain Media.  The second item on their checklist is as follows: “We source and negotiate freight rates and award contracts to the optimal carrier trading off between quality, speed and cost.” So, what does this really […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • All information property of the United States Postal Service and reprinted here as a courtesy to our readers. For more information please visit www.usps.com DMM Advisory Classification — keeping you informed about classification and mailing standards of the United States Postal Service USPS™ Announces New Prices for 2018 The Postal Service™ filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Some folks were surprised when Bloomberg News and other news sources reported yesterday that Amazon was experimenting with their own delivery network which could come at the expense of their current business partners UPS and FedEx.  The reality is that Amazon’s move into establishing their own delivery network has been in the works for years […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • A recent White Paper published by Transwide and Supply Chain Media provided a checklist for shippers to use to ensure they have their transportation spend under control.  This is a very thought provoking list that every shipper, large or small should keep handy.  You can download it here. We’re not sure the authors intended to […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • JUST IN: FedEx Announces 2018 Rate Increases–Parcel and LTL Rates on the Rise AGAIN! –To download your 2017 VS. 2018  FedEx Comparison Charts free of charge click here — It should come as no surprise to parcel, and LTL shipper’s for that matter, that they will once again be faced with higher prices come the New Year.  […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Sound familiar? We recently received a call from the CFO of a company who was perplexed by the fact that his company’s sales have been flat the first half of 2017, however his freight costs have been on the rise.  His question to us was, “how is that possible”?  Well, having been in business for […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • What a Copy Cat, right?  FedEx implements surcharge for holiday season–but not in the way UPS did. Well it didn’t take long and as we projected, FedEx will also implement a Holiday Season Surcharge to become effective from November 20, 2017 through December 24, 2017.  FedEx’ surcharge however is somewhat different than the one UPS […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Ever since last week when UPS announced the “Peak Surcharges” they will be applying to various shipment types during the November/December holiday shipping season, many shippers are wondering will FedEx follow suit and add their own peak surcharges.  And, that my friends is a very good question.  Without a crystal ball it’s anyone’s guess but […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • UPS’ New Peak Surcharges and What it Means for You Actually, the holiday present is for UPS and not for UPS’ customers.  We’ve all heard the rumblings for months and now we know what UPS has been planning regarding the imposition of new surcharges UPS calls “New Peak Charge.” It’s been obvious for years that […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Recent reports that President Trump’s proposed budget changes would allow the US Postal Service to eliminate Saturday mail deliveries is sending shock waves into the Millennial community.  There is no question that eliminating Saturday delivery of basic mail services has been on the US Postal Services radar for quite some time now.  Let’s face it, who […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Blockchain!  The new hip and technical term everyone is hearing more about; what is it exactly and how will it affect your Supply Chain in the very near future? Throughout modern history, the majority of anything involving the sale/transfer of goods and services between two or more parties was recorded on some form of a […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • — Retailers Left with More Questions than Answers– UPS, The nation’s largest package delivery carrier is in the beginning stages of implementing a new pricing concept which in our opinion, could be interpreted as penalizing its largest retail customers.  Here’s how the program would work.  If during the peak shipping season, large retail shippers fail […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • The commercial trucking industry is integral to our daily lives.  In the United States approximately 70% of all freight is moved by commercial trucks; the figures are higher for food, agricultural and pharmaceutical products. Essentially, nearly everything you come in contact with on a daily basis has at some point, been on a commercial truck. Interestingly […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • We are all well aware of the theories of supply and demand and its relationship to costs for businesses.  Well customer demand in the package delivery arena has now caused UPS to make a significant service enhancement to their operations by providing Saturday delivery for Ground packages to compete with both the USPS and UPS […]

ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
ICC Logistics Services, Inc.
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  • Ever heard the expression, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”  Well that’s exactly what is happening at large grocery firms, Wal-Mart, Kroger and Meijers.  Each of these grocery giants are feeling the pinch of the large dollar volume of on-line grocery sales that is currently “owned” by Amazon; and they’re “not going to take […]

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