Freight

Getting Faster Air & Ocean Freight Quotes With APIs… So You Win the Customer

“I need to get a quote to move three containers from the Port of Rotterdam to Port Miami. I’d like to have it by this evening if possible, or I may have to look elsewhere,” says the freight manager. The freight forwarder responds, “Sure, I can’t guarantee it, but let me get to work.” After…read …

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[WHITE PAPER] 2020 Strategic Freight Management Trends

Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The state of freight management is continuously changing and evolving to reflect the needs of an increasingly complex supply-chain. Such changes are a result of evolution of industries around the planet, and globalization continues to redefine the basic…read …

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Freight Economy 2020: Are We Headed for a Recession in Freight or a Boom?

Shippers around the globe continue to express concerns for the state of the freight economy 2020 industry. Experts disagree on whether we are heading for a recession or a boom. The reality is simple; organizations that can roll with the changes and adapt supply chain processes will evolve and experience productive years. Unfortunately, those that…read …

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The Top 10 Freight Forwarding Best Practices for Small/Mid-Sized Freight Forwarders

Finding the easiest way to save money is not always as simple for the small or mid-sized freight forwarder. Shippers often select their forwarders based on brand power and market penetration. The practice is common in business, and no different in freight, for managers, in this case, a logistics manager, to pick a partner that…read …

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LTL Freight Class: DIM Pricing Updates & A DIM Pricing Case Study

Strategic freight management requires shippers to always stay forward-looking and consider the ways in which the global economy may impact operations. From bookings through dispute resolution, inclusive of accounting, analytics, and other added services, the importance of timeliness and quality, remain high on the bar for successful operations. Throughout the strategic freight series, we sought…read …

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Using Freight Data to Increase Negotiating Power

The application of freight data holds immense potential. Logistics data is valuable to shippers, freight forwarders, logistics brokers, supply chain partners, third-party logistics providers, customers, and everyone else in the supply chain. Moreover, logistics data is an immensely complex arena of information. It includes shipment status, expected time of arrival, the likelihood of disruptions or…read …

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The Top Freight KPIs You Need to Succeed

Tracking the right key performance indicators (KPIs) can mean the difference between success or failure in your logistics enterprise. The top freight KPIs you need to succeed enable continuous improvement, rely on real-time visibility and apply the latest in freight analytics capabilities. Furthermore, the use of freight metrics and KPIs is a testament to the…read …

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Freight Analytics That Will Enhance Productivity

Freight analytics refers to a set of algorithms that meticulously comb through the mountain of freight data to unlock its potential. According to Research & Markets, their value is further evidenced by their growth. Recent research indicates the freight metrics and analytics market will swell to more than $27.4 billion by 2024, presenting new opportunities…read …

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Data-Driven Freight: Using a TMS to Yield Better Outcomes

The notion of data-driven freight management is not a new concept. All shippers, carriers, freight brokers, 3PL’s, freight forwarders, and other parties are continuously looking for ways to apply and understand data in meaningful forms. Unfortunately, the idea of data-driven freight remains a topic that’s relatively un-explored and ripe for the picking. Those that wish…read …

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Here’s How to Keep Snow and Ice Off Trucks

If you’re a trucker who often works in cold environments, you know how difficult operations are in those conditions. To make matters worse, the snow and ice that pile up on your rig pose an immense danger to the cars behind and around you. However, not everyone can climb up on their vehicle and clear…read …

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