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Logistics in the shipping world sometimes gets weird. Transportation management software and shipment tracking integration systems aim to keep things in order, but occasionally things go terribly wrong and we’re left scratching our heads. With all of the freight management and load broker software available to shippers today, serious mistakes should be exceedingly rare. Yet last week the freight management broker systems for a company called We Rent Goats had their hands

If you’re in the market for shipping goods, it’s likely you’ll have to work with a load board at some point during your career. Though this management system can be difficult to navigate, there are ways to make a load board or a freight marketplace work for your business. Here are the key facts regarding load boards to make your business run a little more smoothly. What is a load

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 if you’re looking to boost your bottom line when it comes to a reliable LTL TMS, there are a number of features that make for efficiency, accountability, simplicity, and convenience. Here are just a few basic features to

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. One modern technology that has improved efficiency and overall operations for freight brokers all over the country is MacroPoint. Before you get started with MacroPoint, however, it’s important to know what the program does as well as how it

If you’re entering the field of cargo freight shipping or handling, there are some important terms and software to get acquainted with before you’re able to ship out your freight. You may have heard the term “brokerware” getting passed around before you entered the field, but you’re still relying on the old paper and pen or an electronic filing program to keep track of your transactions. Getting acquainted with the

  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. With that in mind, all load brokers should recognize that 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

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. Freight management software is just one way freight brokers around the country are staying on schedule. But before you invest in any types of transportation broker software, it’s important to understand what makes a TMS a high quality and

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 store their cargo. Otherwise, damaged and lost goods become inevitable. Without further ado, here are

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 freight transactions with other carriers. If you’re a non-asset based freight broker, you should be

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. But in the midst of transportation, shipment tracking, and other essential aspects of freight management,