Inside the World of FreightWaves with Craig Fuller

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It’s not every day we get to speak with a founder that’s innovating an entire industry. We were lucky enough to pick Craig Fuller’s brain learning all about the FreightWaves founding story.

We found out that Craig’s dad started U.S. Express, which Craig’s brother runs as the CEO with 10,000 + employees. Craig ended up working with his dad at one point on a payments venture which caused tensions within the Fuller family.

Craig got interested in markets day trading and came up with an idea to start FreightWaves by creating a data product and then covering topics in the freight market to give context to their data.

Craig’s dad initially didn’t invest in FreightWaves, but it came full circle when Craig got to interview his father Max on Fuller Speed Ahead. There’s a ton of learnings in this episode as Craig is a true pioneer in the logistics industry.

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Manifesting Reality with the Freight Coach

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3PL Systems is excited to share a new Episode of 3PL Live — with Chris Jolly The Freight Coach.

Host Jeremy Thone of 3PL Live got to know Chris and how he ended up coaching sales reps in the freight industry.

We learn that Chris doesn’t do second takes for his podcast, and he gives everything, all he’s got. We also talk about manifesting dreams into reality by putting clues out there. Chris’ intro music for his show is an affirmation of a successful future.

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Mastering Sales with Richard Harris

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In this episode of 3PL Live, host Jeremy Thone speaks with Richard Harris™ of The Harris Consulting group about the art of mastering inside sales.

Richard is one of the most influential sales leaders in the software industry with clients such as Google, Visa, and SalesLoft. He teaches sales reps how to ask the right questions at the right times.

We talk about impostor syndrome, sales automation programs, and mental health. Thanks for listening. We appreciate the support, and please share, like, and comment if you enjoyed it.

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3PL Systems Employee Spotlight on Blake Rangell

At 3PL Systems, we make Transportation Management Software with a lot of moving parts. We hire talented U.S. based technical support representatives to support our client base.

We appreciate the contributions of our team. In this episode of 3PL Live, we turn the spotlight on our staff and speak with Blake Rangell about supporting our clients with EDI 204, 210, 214, and API tracking/tracing.

We also talk about some popular integrations, including Hubtran for process automation and DAT onboarding.

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Solving a Driver Shortage with Tristan Bordallo

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3PL Systems is excited to share a founding story in the transportation community.

In this 3PL Live episode, we speak with Tristan Bordallo of Iamfr8 INC about leaving a comfortable role at Covenant Transportation to starting an asset-based trucking company with no financing, trucks, or drivers.

Tristan realized that one way to fix the driver shortage in the industry is to pay the drivers fair wages; his drivers make 75k a year. Iiamfr8 treats drivers so well. Tristan has more drivers than trucks, with 4 more drivers wanting to come on board.

If you like entrepreneurship and salesmanship, this is a great story worth checking out.

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The Mindset of an Olympic Snowboarder

3PL Systems is excited to share an interview with Mason Aguirre, an American professional snowboarder that competed against Shaun White in the 2006 winter Olympics in the halfpipe.

We picked Mason’s brain on calculated risk, pressure, performance, mindset, and the way he approached getting to the level of being a top athlete.

All of these skills are relatable to business in the competitive markets we live in. Mason is no longer snowboarding professionally and we talk about coming to grips with finding a new career after being a professional athlete.

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The Art of Sales with Belal Batrawy

Happy New Year! 3PL Systems is excited to share an interview with Belal Batrawy, a top voice on LinkedIn for tactful sales advice. Occasionally we will interview people outside of the supply chain industry if the person is exceptional at their trade.

In this episode of 3PL Live, we explore how Belal ended up being the number one sales rep at four startups and dead last at two. We learn that Belal achieved this success without being motivated by money.

We explore some of the tactical ways people can sell better, such as giving the price upfront, talking about competition, and changing social paradigms in the buyer-seller relationship.

We also speak about psychological safety and a prototype to fail fast in the art of sales.

Rise Transportation with Chris Wilson

At 3PL systems, we enjoy highlighting entrepreneurs in the supply chain and their founding stories through our podcast 3PL Live. 

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In this episode of 3PL Live, Chris Wilson from Rise Transportation shares his entrepreneurship story about bootstrapping a 3PL right before the pandemic hit!

Chris shut down his freight brokerage for two whole months during the pandemic but weathered the storm. Rise Transportation is expecting a strong Q4 with several hundred shipments in the books.

We talk about entrepreneurship, marketing, and running a small business.

If you’re in the freight brokerage business, having a reliable partner in Transportation Management Software (TMS) can increase your revenue potential.

American Group Founding Story with Michael Schember

3PL Live sits down with, Mike Schember, long time 3PL Systems TMS customer American Group to talk about their founding Story.

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In this episode, I speak with Michael Schember of American Group about meeting his Co-Founder Daniel Krivickas at West Ex a YRC startup.

We learn that American group is up 100% YOY in Revenue during covid times. They have been shipping a lot of alcohol and PPE.

Mike wanted to better control his customer experience by paying for an invoice if needed by a carrier. Carriers have expense accounts for entertainment, but it’s harder to get an invoice waived if you’re a carrier sales rep.

In their early days, Schember and Krivickas would work in the kitchen with manual processes, a pen, paper, and phones in the early days. They created Bill of Ladings in Microsoft Word, but that wasn’t scalable. Six months in, they invested in 3PL Systems, a TMS.

They wanted to make sure they had a business before investing in software. American Group now has 32 full-time employees and 60 sales agents. I enjoyed speaking with Mike as he’s down to earth and a great business leader.

Brokerware Update October 30th

Release Notes:

  • Note Logging for Group Changes on the Customer Profile Added
  • MC # Added to the dispatch sheet if it exists
  • Resolved an issue impacting Clear Lane rating
  • Added the Carrier Address on the Shipment Profile
  • Resolved an issue impacting Pitt Ohio E-Dispatching
  • Resolved an issue of ‘Temperature’ text displaying even though no temperature was entered on the Dispatch Sheet.
  • System will automatically generate an outbound EDI 990 if a shipment is created in Brokerware from an EDI 204. You can configure whether an EDI 204 comes into your system as Quoted or Booked in your customer preferences.
  • Resolved an issue with Equipment Filter Not working on Dashboard Tracking Tiles
  • Resolved an issue impacting the ability to save customer preferences in the event you have an EDI/API Code Entered
  • Added ‘On Time’ fields tied to the advanced On Time Reporting to the Carrier Volume page.