According to Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting Group, length of haul has declined. Public truckload carriers report that the average length of haul has decreased 4% between 2011 and 2016. But regardless of these changes in shipping trends, one element will always remain the same: it’s up to freight brokers to safely manage and […]

The market for LTL shipments is estimated at approximately $35 billion. With that in mind, there’s no denying the major role that technology continues to play for non-asset based freight brokers’ transportation and logistical needs. According to CCJ Digital, businesses everywhere are finding increasingly innovative methods to resolve complicated logistical problems and optimize efficiency of […]

In 2013, trucking transported nearly 15 billion tons of cargo. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that by 2040, that number is expected to increase to 18.79 billion tons. Many non asset based freight brokers have been turning to the many different types of transportation broker software in order to optimize efficiency and everyday operations. […]

  In the last post, we revealed some effective ways to reduce the risk of cargo theft. However, understanding the full range of advanced tactics to reduce incidences of cargo theft is the key to making sure all cargo is as secure as possible. Here’s part two of our freight broker’s guide to preventing cargo […]

U.S. e-commerce revenue is about $423.3 billion and is steadily climbing. Whether it’s full truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), or parcel, carriers are being forced to adjust to changes in the retail industry. But despite these changes, one risk has remained the same, or perhaps has even gotten worse: cargo theft. Unfortunately, many freight brokers don’t take […]

Nearly 12 million trucks, rail cars, locomotives, and vessels move goods over the transportation network. Trucks carry the largest share of freight by value, tons, and ton-miles for shipments moving 750 or fewer miles. Rail, on the other hand, is the dominant mode by tons and ton-miles for shipments moved from 750 to 2,000 miles. […]

In 2013, the trucking industry transported nearly 15 billion tons of cargo. And if that sounds like an impressive figure, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that by 2040, that number is expected to increase to 18.79 billion tons. Much of this cargo is classified as LTL, or less-than-truckload cargo, and considering the fact […]

There are approximately 5.9 million commercial motor vehicle drivers operating across the United States right now, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Many of those vehicles contain LTL shipments, which are determined based on weight and the size of freight involved. LTL shipments (or less than truckload) is the transportation of small freight, […]

U.S. e-commerce revenue is about $423.3 billion and is steadily climbing. Whether it’s full truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), or parcel, carriers are being forced to adjust to changes in the retail industry. However, it seems as though the holiday season is easily the busiest of the entire year due to the increased convenience that large online […]

Nearly 12 million trucks, rail cars, locomotives, and vessels move goods over the vast U.S. transportation network, and many non-asset freight brokers are starting to feel as though they can’t keep up with shipping demands and management. That’s just one of the many reasons many are investing in comprehensive transportation management systems to help optimize […]

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, approximately 5.9 million commercial motor vehicle drivers operate in the United States. Many are employed by freight brokers, who have a sole responsibility to ensure that goods and cargo are transported to the right place at the right time. With all the responsibilities freight brokers manage, it’s […]

Freight management is an increasingly complex yet profitable business prospect. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the value of freight moved is expected to increase to $1,377 per ton in 2040. If you want to keep up with the rapidly-growing industry, the key for your freight broker operations is investing in one […]