Cloud-based FMS platforms are changing the way that shipping partners are communicating with each other. In fact, if you were to ask 50 of the top shippers in the United States what their most frustrating shipping experience is, you’d likely hear the word communication brought up a few times. Communication is the heart of all

One thing that all shippers can agree on is that discovering concealed damage is a huge disappointment.  Concealed damage can occur due to a rather large variety of factors. Whether it’s poor packaging or freight being incorrectly carrier, the end result is usually the same. Arguably the most difficult issue surrounding concealed damage is knowing

Digital Freight Brokerage (DFB) takes Traditional Freight Brokerage (TFB) methodology and applies the latest database management software to it. This is done in an effort to better collect a wider range of real-time data. This data is pulled from a mix of shippers needing to move goods and carriers with the resources to move those

In recent years, the process for accurately measuring LTL freight shipments has significantly changed. Initially, the process for measuring and billing freight was simple: the bigger or heavier a shipment was, the more the customer was charged. Later on, in the 1980s, shipping rates for commodities were determined by what the overnight shipping pioneers Fed

Manufacturing is a complex industry that requires collaboration between multiple cogs and individual components. When everything has been assembled, shipping the finished products to customers, distribution facilities or retailers involves the movement of products through the supply chain. While some smaller manufacturing companies outsource their shipping to independent LTL or FTL carriers, it is becoming

Today’s customers expect the delivery of their products to arrive on time, in good condition, and without hassle. However, this perfect world of package delivery rarely goes off without a hitch. In fact, with traffic and weather issues, delivery exceptions, and simple acts of nature, there are times when the delivery of commodities can and

Whether you are purchasing or shipping in bulk, FTL freight can be a bit of a challenge at times. For starters, you are dealing with a high shipping volume which makes this type of shipment to be equally high-priority. And when the stakes are high, that creates stress and tension on the shipper, the carrier

To err is human – but making frequent mistakes can be devastating to any supply chain. Shippers, regardless of the size of their customer base, depend on the efficient movement of commodities. Those with items larger than 150 pounds rely on the less than truckload (LTL) industry to get products out to their customers. Due

The end of the year is upon us. Businesses are running their numbers, typing up end-of-year reports and strategizing for the year ahead. So, we figured what better time to take a quick peek at all the logistics changes the shipping professionals can expect to see take place in the industry in 2020? In short,

Artificial intelligence has come a long way since Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 – A Space Odyssey. This 1968 classic and visionary film was one of the first to introduce thinking supercomputers in cinema. What’s more, is that they were capable of learning and making decisions based solely on input. Today’s supply chain management is sort of

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