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In this model: Fraud takes no breaks for the vacations, it takes rather quite a lot of semi-vehicles to stream Thanksgiving, and quite a lot of companies can profit from the parcel fee wars.
It’s the cease of the 365 days and with it comes a more laissez-faire draw to work — one thing that hackers and thieves are hoping to profit on.
The most long-established trick is a phishing electronic mail on behalf of what appears to be like to be to be DAT, the loadboard we all maintain varying feelings about. The electronic mail appears to be like to be to be like bask in it’s a Carrier411 FreightGuard record that requests that the person reply to at onedatfreight.com. Looks legit appropriate? Terrible. DAT’s loyal web living is one.dat.com.
In general the plan is to earn your login files on the false DAT web living so as that the person doing the phishing can then log in to your DAT account and dealer loads that draw below a false Motor Carrier amount. At the threat of sounding bask in IT, check who emails are from and while you earn one thing with a link on it, maybe don’t click on the link and as an different stride to the find living as we command.
Whereas fraud on load boards is at an all-time excessive, it will remain a bunch draw to forestall fraud from a hit on the cease of the day. Annabel Reeves said in a FreightWaves article, “If prospects mediate they’ve received a phishing electronic mail impersonating DAT or imagine their DAT credentials were compromised they can maintain to attain out to their buyer service department appropriate away and record the gruesome actor. She additionally instructed they send a screenshot of the message to buyer service and no longer forward the loyal phishing electronic mail to them.”
Moreover critical to inform: DAT has enabled multifactor authentication for logins on its accounts.
It’s Thanksgiving this week and as we all prepare to eat our weight in food and doze off to the sounds of relatives shouting on the football sport, it raises the ask: How many kilos of turkey are eaten? Let’s uncover.
In accordance to the National Turkey Federation, greater than 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving. The U.S. Division of Agriculture says the long-established turkey weighs 16-18 kilos on the retailer. So 46 million turkeys multiplied by 18 kilos is 828 million kilos of turkey each 365 days that People be pleased on the vacation. That interprets to about 20,700 semi-vehicles loaded to 40,000 kilos apiece to earn correct the main dish on the Thanksgiving table.
If we branch out to the perimeters, which let’s be appropriate most ceaselessly are better than the bird, it gets a small bit more insane. In accordance to Ocean Spray, People be pleased 80 million kilos of cranberries plus 5 million gallons of jellied cranberry sauce, which breaks out to about 3,482 vehicles loaded at 40,000 kilos. Sweet potato consumption, per infoplease.com, involves about 2.4 billion kilos or about 60,000 vehicles. And what is Thanksgiving without the iconic pumpkin pie? About 1.5 billion kilos of pumpkin in fact, which breaks all of the system down to 37,500 vehicles.
All told, to earn a fraction of Thanksgiving delivered to grocery stores, it takes 121,682 vehicles.
Market Evaluate. The Houston market has skilled solid quantity progress in November, collectively with within the past week as volumes maintain grown by 8.19% week over week (w/w). Rejection charges largely haven’t reacted to the increased volumes as carriers are accepting over 98% of tendered freight. Gentle rejection charges in Houston are down correct 9 basis functions within the past week, at show at 1.69%. Contrivance charges out of Houston are largely decrease w/w, per FreightWaves TRAC space charges, collectively with from Houston to Chicago, the build the space fee is down 2.4% at $1.66 per mile.
Who’s with whom? It appears to be like most attention-grabbing becoming that the final month of 2023 ends in a fee warfare between FedEx and UPS. Those that are daring enough to learn the dazzling particulars of parcel charges rep themselves in a selected situation as FedEx and UPS fight for industrial. Every carrier has been aggressively passing off deeply discounted charges for parcel freight as a draw to procure encourage industrial. For UPS, the operate is to procure encourage industrial that left from the union dispute fallout, while FedEx targets to procure encourage any industrial that left for UPS after the fallout.
The valid share? The discounts aren’t reserved for mega-shippers. As regards to any dimension industrial can draw close excellent thing about the aggressive price drops. What a vacation miracle as shippers detect to within the reduction of on spending.
That said, in case your UPS and FedEx gross sales reps weren’t hounding you ample, imagine the savings that would possibly possibly well well be had will maintain to a dealer or 3PL cease some contract negotiations about this time to build of living itself up for a a hit 365 days. The prospects with a bulk amount of parcel shipping would unquestionably bask in to attract close excellent thing about some deep discounts for thus lengthy as imaginable.
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