When summer temperatures begin to rise, planning for the upcoming fiscal year really starts to heat up, as well.  Around this time every year, most retailers are spending time preparing stock for the upcoming holiday season. Meanwhile, manufacturers are typically ramping up production rates. And the distributors that allocate all that seasonal merchandise are lining

The online marketplace has been exploding like a firecracker on the 4th of July ever since companies like Amazon hit the interwebs in the mid to late ’90s. And that momentum is not going to stop anytime in the foreseeable future. Modern consumers are becoming more and more reliant on the ease of access to

Achieving shipping efficiency with just about any freight mode is far from easy. Out of those, Less Than Truckload (LTL) is probably one of the most difficult to manage. This freight mode is often associated with missed deliveries and damaged products. Of course, if you’ve ever worked in the logistics industry, you know that this

If a few US Senators have their way, trucks that move LTL and FTL shipments across the continental US will be limited to 65 miles per hour. Senator Johnny Isakson and Chris Cooksare behind a recently introduced resolution. A resolution that electronically restricts the top speed of commercial trucks regardless of the roads traveled. The

As children, we all probably imagined that one day we would finally see a car that drove or flew itself. It’s okay, admit it, you had those fanciful daydreams too! Well, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the logistics industry is on the cutting edge of self-driving

Did you know that, on average, about half of all your freight invoices have some sort of mistake?  Whether it’s a simple type error or it is the intentional over-inflation of miles driven, shippers deal freight bill fraud on a daily basis. Many of them don’t even notice that someone is taking advantage of them.

Over the past 5-10 years, there has been a huge boom in the interest of a fully autonomous logistics model. And while technology has come rather close to giving us the very tools to accomplish such a feat, we are still not quite there. However, with the usage of ever-advancing AI technology and access to

Companies depend on their transportation management software to handle a variety of shipping tasks. It is one of the most used tools in the shipper’s arsenal. These platforms are used for planning, scheduling, tracking, and reviewing all sorts of freight being moved through the supply chain. One of the growing trends in logistics, as of

Have you ever stopped and really thought about how businesses end up on the Fortune 500 Company list? While there are certainly many other steps or requirements involved in such an endeavor, there is one thing that the majority of them share.  Most of the companies who make the Fortune 500 list do so by

One of the absolute worst things that you can hear from a customer, is “my product arrived damaged.” Negative reviews online or by word of mouth can completely ruin a companies reputation. In short, regardless of your industry, damaged freight can be a business killer! For manufacturers, it can disrupt the efficient flow of your

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