Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

1:15] How’d you get into the freight business? 3:07] Tell us about Powerloop and its implications on the freight business. Uber launched Uber Freight a few years ago. Now, Powerloop is the latest offering from Uber Freight. download the audio file. [0:43]

Is Freight Going Underground?

Logistics Matter

Boring Freight Elon Musk is a man of many innovative ideas. The post Is Freight Going Underground? Blog Freight Innovation Logistics Transportation TunnelMost of them are consumer oriented, but all have great logistics potential.

Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

The Logistics of Logistics

Will freight brokerage pricing evolve toward a discounted, transparent fee model like stock brokerage pricing? Could the Discount Pricing Model Work in Freight Brokerage? Average Load Price and Freight Brokerage Margin. Yet, all my carrier friends want direct shipper freight.

Uber Freight launches Lane Explorer

DC Velocity

Machine-learning tool lets shippers view real-time, market-based rates on freight lanes up to two weeks in advance, company says. Transportation

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Intermodal vs. Multimodal Freight

PLS Logistics

Freight intermodal multimodalIt is important to know the difference between intermodal shipping and multimodal shipping to make sure that you are using the best shipping method for your shipment. Many people often confuse intermodal and multimodal shipping.

Freight expectations

Automotive Logistics

Ask a range of logistics managers what their main pain points are, and you will soon hear a common theme – wasting time waiting for freight agents to get back to them. The post Freight expectations appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

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Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds

Logistics Matter

Sponsored Content – Recently I had the chance to sit down with Pieter Kinds, CEO of the TenderTool, a cloud-based freight tendering start-up. We spoke about how he intends to change and improve the way companies manage tendering freight. In the logistics industry it is a given that freight is being […]. The post Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined. In fact, freight brokerage in general continue to shine bright thanks to capacity constraints within the trucking industry. freight brokerage firm, C.H.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018


Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Expected increases in LTL freight costs.

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim


UPS Freight, has started to empty its network of freight and is refusing inbound shipments with delivery dates after November 8, 2018, reports William B. What Happened With UPS Freight and the Teamsters Union? What’s Happening With UPS Freight Between Now and November 7?

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity


LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Also, up to 75 percent of major LTL carriers, forming 90 percent of the LTL market , are turning down freight due to lacking capacity. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

The Future of Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

How should shippers and carriers approach freight procurement in the weeks and months ahead? How are advancements in transportation management systems (TMS) and other technologies helping shippers and carriers procure freight more intelligently and efficiently?

An Introduction to Freight Insurance

GoShip Blog

Shipping freight can sometimes be a bit stressful, so we’ve put together a guide to make sure you can sit back and relax throughout the process. What is freight insurance? Types of Freight Insurance. There are a variety of coverages available for your freight.

Grow your freight department without hiring anyone.


You don’t have to hire additional personnel to successfully ship freight. Find out how working with Freightquote makes this a reality.

How Will ELD Adoption Affect Freight Brokers?


The opinions about ELD adoption in the freight community are heavily divided. Besides carriers, ELD adoption will also affect freight brokers in a number of ways. The number of licensed and bonded freight brokers may thus increase as well. Freight Broker Info

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating.

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Digital technology trends impacting freight shipping.


Today’s freight shippers rely on powerful digital technologies designed to accelerate efficiency. Learn how these new technologies are impacting the shipping industry

Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Talking Logistics

Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools , addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is the ability to match freight with available capacity more challenging than ever?


Kane is Able

Shippers often work under the assumption that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) are pretty much fixed and can’t change. At Kane Is Able, we’ve identified a ton of ways to reduce freight costs, with changes you can begin implementing today. Freight TransportationBut just because “it’s always been done this way” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t challenge the status quo.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Unfortunately, few shippers make inbound freight a priority, and even fewer consider it a strategic supply chain initiative.

The world’s most important freight port

Now, That's Logistics

No – the largest freight port in the world isn’t located anywhere in Europe. Singapore was long the ocean freight hub with the largest transshipment volumes, until it was overtaken by the Chinese megacity of Shanghai. Shanghai’s freight port outperforms its rivals.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . Michael provided a number of great suggestions, along with related KPIs, for how companies can start to analyze their freight spend.

Learn what factors shape freight shipping capacity.


Freight shipping capacity changes for many reasons. Learn the top five factors that cause shifts

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Kane is Able

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck DriversWhile that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market.

Freight Tip: Should You Accept Damaged Freight?


Unfortunately, you will have times when you encounter a damaged freight delivery, and you will be faced with the choice to sign for or refuse the damaged freight. Rather than simply turning the driver away, you need to know a few things about accepting or refusing damaged freight. Accept the Damaged Freight! Do you know what happens if you accept damaged freight? Don’t Carriers Automatically File Damaged Freight Claims? Freight

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Freight futures market to ease spot rate volatility, company says

DC Velocity

FreightWaves says forthcoming Freight Futures Exchange will help shippers and trucking companies mitigate risk, ease pricing volatility in trucking market.

Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Talking Logistics

What are the challenges with the traditional freight matching process? Smarter and More Efficient Freight Matching. While there are many startups that are trying to disintermediate the brokerage industry, Gollapalli believes that the best path forward is to make brokers and the freight matching process smarter and more efficient. These real-time visibility solutions, however, are now evolving to enable more efficient freight matching. “We

How to save time on freight shipping.


When it comes to freight, time is of the essence. Learn the steps that can be taken to reduce the amount of time it takes to ship freight at Freightquote

Freight Claims Do's & Don'ts

PLS Logistics

Having damaged freight can cause anyone to get frustrated. Filing a freight claim can even be more frustrating to someone who is not familiar with the process. There is a lot that goes into the freight claims process and it is important to know that damaged freight isn’t the only type of freight claim you may encounter. freight claims

How to Become a Freight Forwarder


Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package. Thinking about entering the freight movers field?

Freight shipping history: Then and now.


Freight shipping has come a long way. Use Freightquote's history of freight shipping timeline to learn how people have always found a way to get things from here to there

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. Freight LTL

Is Uber Freight a Going Concern?

Logistics Viewpoints

Is Uber Freight a going concern? The post Is Uber Freight a Going Concern? Logistics Service Providers Logistics Technologies BluJay Solutions Descartes supply chain Uber FreightRecent losses at the company, the shut down of UberRush, and the loss of key executives makes this a valid question. Experienced logistics executives are not surprised. appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Different Freight Types, Different Risks and Rewards

Blue Grace Logistics

LTL has gained a reputation of being a more efficient, cost-saving method of transporting freight. Due to the frequent stops and touch points along routes, in which cargo is being loaded and unloaded from the trucks, freight generally incurs more damage on LTL trips than on FTL trips.

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Surviving the Peak Season of Freight

PLS Logistics

The peak season of freight ranges from August to October and consists of higher rates and overall freight volume. Fall – a time where the weather gets cooler, leaves begin to fall and the shipping industry enters into its peak season.

Bulk Freight Purchasing Platform

Material Handling and Logistics

Basin Commerce has introduced Conduit, a quoting and operations engine for buyers and sellers of raw materials

UPS Warns of Possible Freight-Worker Strike

Material Handling and Logistics

The freight business makes up about 5% of UPS’s sale and has the lowest profit margin of the company’s three units. will halt pickups from freight customers as early as Nov. The courier will accept overnight freight pickups through Nov.

[PODCAST] Increasing Parcel Volumes Requiring Shippers to Implement Technology for Parcel Freight Optimization Yielding Reduced Costs


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

Cass Freight Index points to ongoing strength in freight economy

Logistics Management

October shipments, at 1.224, were up 6.2% annually and down 1.4% compared to September, and October expenditures, at 2.919, were up 12% compared to October 2017 and down 2.4% compared to September

UPS Freight Labor Negotiations

Odyssey Logistics

Teamsters Freight National Bargaining Committee concluded the current round of discussions on October 25th, 2018. The post UPS Freight Labor Negotiations appeared first on Odyssey Logistics & Technology.

Learn the Jargon: Freight Shipping Terms You Need to Know

GoShip Blog

In the world of freight shipping and logistics, there are a lot of freight shipping terms and acronyms that get thrown around. Broker – A person who makes freight shipping arrangements on behalf of another person or company. Freight freight shipping Shipping freight Terms

Reducing the burden of shipping with online freight services.


Mantua Manufacturing Company needed to focus less on freight shipping and more on restoring their customer service levels. Learn how online freight services helped

LTL Freight Rate Outlook: What to Expect in Less Than Truckload Shipping Rates in 2019


The LTL freight rate market is on the cusp of expansion. Meanwhile, inbound LTL freight costs are accelerating in advance of the peak shipping season, reports Freight Waves , creating a perfect brew for higher rates overall in the LTL marketplace in the coming year. Freight LTL

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