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Why Do Freight Brokers Fall Through? (and how to hold them accountable)

Posted by Joe Graham on Apr 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Whenever your broker falls through and jeopardizes the smooth success of your supply chain, you wonder: What happened? And most importantly, how can I make sure this doesn’t happen again? 

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How Should a Freight Brokerage Monitor the Safety of Its Carriers?

Posted by Jack Johnson on Apr 9, 2021 10:00:00 AM

If you’re a shipper wondering what steps a freight brokerage will take to promote the safety of your cargo and all those involved in its transport, we don’t blame you. Without understanding the steps that..

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What’s Causing the Truck Driver Salary Increase? [And How It Benefits You]

Posted by Joe Goering on Apr 8, 2021 9:40:00 AM

It's been tough balancing the increased shipping costs lately. Yet, it seems like you keep reading about another trucking company increasing pay for their drivers.

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How Does Distance Impact Freight Delivery Timing?

Posted by Jake Eisenwinter on Apr 7, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Of course the distance your freight needs to travel impacts the time it takes to get there. Based on land distance alone it takes longer to get from NY to Cal than from NY to N.J. But there’s more to it..

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What Are Spot Market Quotes and How Does a Freight Brokerage Use Them?

Posted by Christopher Matuska on Apr 5, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You’ve been given a spot quote for your freight and you’re not sure how it was calculated or whether a spot quote is best for your business. Since the spot market is such a huge part of the trucking..

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How Many Miles is a Truck Driver Allowed to Drive in One Day?

Posted by Andrew Beckmann on Mar 29, 2021 8:45:00 AM

We’ve all been there before. Out of nowhere, someone needs something from you last minute. So it’s up to you to get your inventories picked up and delivered as fast as possible. But what’s a..

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What is Digital Freight Matching? [Definition + Common Problems]

Posted by Troy Heyne on Mar 23, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Finding trucks to pull your freight in the current market is continuing to prove difficult. That’s forcing you to get more creative in the way you find capacity for a reasonable price. 

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How Does Trailer Type Impact Freight Shipping Costs?

Posted by Scott Kunkel on Mar 11, 2021 1:57:11 PM

If you ship equipment that requires specialized trailers, it can be hard to remember which trailer type makes the most sense for you from both a cost and safety standpoint. After all, the equipment you’re..

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Accessorial Charges 101: Defining Trucking Industry Surcharges

Posted by Mike Zarns on Mar 5, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you've ever received an itemized quote from your transportation provider, you've probably come across a few surcharges you've never heard of. Like any trade, there are a lot of industry-specific terms..

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What You Need to Know About Seasonal Load Restrictions This Spring

Posted by Leah Kuechle on Feb 4, 2021 9:30:00 AM

As someone who's responsible for shipping and logistics, you know plenty of factors can impact your ability to transport goods from point A to point B. For example, you know that, during the treacherous..

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