FreightWaves regularly creates and curates infographics that show how various factors impact the freight ecosystem. Here is a collection of previously published posts. If you have an infographic that you think would be relevant and want to see posted on FreightWaves, please email Managing Editor Brian Straight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blockchain is a technology that is rapidly growing in many industries, and its potential to disrupt traditional work flows in transportation is large. This graphic illustrates some of the potential areas where blockchain can be used to improve operations.
Many larger carriers already require their drivers to use ELDs, but for smaller carriers that make up the majority of the industry, the implementation of ELDs and their associated cost could be a game-changer. This infographic highlights some of the key facts around ELDs, their impact on operations, and potential solutions to mitigate those impacts.
In 2015, the trucking industry experienced over 996 million hours of delay because of congestion, which is equivalent to 362,243 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year, at a cost of $63.4 billion. Here are some more facts about congestion.
The recent surge in U.S. oil drilling has helped keep gas and diesel prices depressed, despite oil production cuts by OPEC. This infographic provides a quick glimpse of what is happening in the sector.
There has been a narrative in the U.S. that retail is dying a quick death. The reality is that is just not true. So far in 2017, there have been nearly as many store openings announced as store closings. This FreightWaves infographic details some of the trends in retail and how trucking is responding.
From Chattanooga to Birmingham, from Memphis to Atlanta, Freight Alley is home to a growing number of freight and logistics companies. But who is calling the area home? You can read more about Freight Alley here: When freight moves it moves through Freight Alley. This graphic is updated as new companies are identified. To see the most updated map, click the graphic.
To highlight the impact weather can have on trucking, and to highlight their new partnership, TransFX, which is seeking to offer trucking freight futures contracts, and Riskpulse, a supply chain risk analytics firm, have produced an infographic that provides a few surprising facts about weather-related delays.
For anyone in the trucking industry, there is one constant: change. Rates change. Customers change. Freight flows change. But why is there so much change? This graphic answers some of those questions.