Negotiating is a huge part of any logistics professional’s job. Though this takes many forms, you probably negotiate most when tendering shipments to carriers.
The Pros and Cons of Using a Portal For Transportation Bids
In pursuit of striking a balance between price and service — there are several ways to field spot quotes in the transportation world. As companies age and their procedures unfurl, so too do their methods for..
What is GPS Trailer Tracking?
Sometimes peace of mind is difficult to come by in the transportation world. Every shipment comes with a unique set of variables and moving parts — each requiring attentiveness and careful management. Sure,..
How Do Freight Brokers Track Shipments?
“Where’s my freight?”
Why Do Freight Brokers Fall Through? (and how to hold them accountable)
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?
How Should a Freight Brokerage Monitor the Safety of Its Carriers?
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 can..
What Are Spot Market Quotes and How Does a Freight Brokerage Use Them?
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..
What Are The Common Trailer Types Used in The Trucking Industry?
With so many different trailers on the roads today, it can be difficult to discern what each is used for and which is best for your freight.
Technology in Transportation: How Does Your Carrier Stack Up?
The days of doing business over fax or even snail mail are fading. This could be due in part to the fact that people within a company generally aren’t in a central office anymore — particularly now in the..