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Uber Freight’s smaller shipper play hinges on capacity, price guarantees

Uber Freight’s app has become a market participant at a time when US truck capacity is very tight and shippers are looking for ways to counter (or at least blunt) the remarkable amount of negotiating power transport companies have. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Use of Uber Freight’s new app for shippers hinges...

Uber upgrades freight business, plans major investment

The upgrade for Uber Freight could lead to expanded, pro-active opportunities for shippers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Uber may have abandoned autonomous trucks, but not freight. Uber Freight will operate as a stand-alone business within Uber, the company said Tuesday, and Lior Ron, who left the company in March, will return to...

The Shipping Rush Pushes Freight Broker Profits Forward

Freight Broker Training Blog - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 08:32
The freight brokerage business comes with a slew of opportunities, especially given the increase in demand for shipping services between retailers, manufacturers, and customers. However, over the last year, the influx of technology has put...
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US trucking rolls into epoch-making lane

It’s a stronger US truck market than even 2004/2005, drivers are aware that they are in short supply, and there is no end in sight — hence there is an obvious reason why both shippers and trucking companies should keep those market conditions in mind. | Jul 03, 2018 6:24PM EDTTrucking LogisticsTruckload FreightLandstar SystemLTL ShippingTrucking Freight Brokers

US trucking rolls into epoch-making lane

It’s a stronger US truck market than even 2004/2005, drivers are aware that they are in short supply, and there is no end in sight — hence there is an obvious reason why both shippers and trucking companies should keep those market conditions in mind. (Above: Trucks travel on a...

Uber Freight expands reach to small US truck fleets

The inclusion of carriers with up to 10 trucks in Uber’s capacity pool will help build density and increase the value of its app-based service to shippers. | Jun 04, 2018 3:28PM EDTTrucking LogisticsTrucking Freight BrokersLogistics TechnologyTechnologyBreakbulk

Uber Freight expands reach to small US truck fleets

The inclusion of carriers with up to 10 trucks in Uber’s capacity pool will help build density and increase the value of its app-based service to shippers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. As US freight shippers dig deep to find truck capacity, Uber Freight is expanding the reach of its digital brokerage platform...

Rising labor costs chief obstacle to adding US truck capacity

Trucking companies at the NASSTRAC Shippers Conference say they aren’t having an easy time finding capacity either, citing rising labor costs and a shrinking labor pool. And there are other sector issues they are dealing with that shippers never see. | May 01, 2018 2:55PM EDTTrucking LogisticsLTL ShippingTruckload FreightPrivate Trucking FleetsTrucking Freight BrokersBreakbulk

Rising labor costs chief obstacle to adding US truck capacity

Trucking companies at the NASSTRAC shipper conference say they aren’t having an easy time finding capacity either, citing rising labor costs and a shrinking labor pool. And there are other sector issues they are dealing with that shippers never see. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. ORLANDO, Florida — US shippers may be struggling...

XPO’s digital marketplace helps shippers trouble-shoot supply chain

The digital platform will give customers of XPO’s non-asset brokerage and asset-based transportation services visibility into where their shipments are, their estimated time of arrival, and other business intelligence. Photo credit: XPO Logistics. While digital brokerages look to disrupt large US freight brokers, one of the largest freight brokers is launching...

Pre-deadline ELD truck violations sound louder alarm

Full enforcement of the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has been under way since April 1, but federal statistics show that even before that deadline enforcement was far from lax. Data reported online  by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration reveal a marked increase in the number of truck...

Freight flows to smaller brokers as US truck capacity tightens

| Mar 30, 2018 12:26PM EDT

Freight brokers with less than $16 million in annual revenue saw shipments jump 20.5 percent in the fourth quarter, but higher truck rates put pressure on margins.

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Freight flows to smaller brokers as US truck capacity tightens

Smaller freight brokers and logistics companies grabbed a greater share of freight in the fourth quarter, while larger companies increased shipments more moderately, the Transportation Intermediaries Association said Friday. The data likely reflect how tight truck capacity in the fourth quarter pushed more freight to smaller brokers as shippers searched...

9 Reasons Freight Brokers and Freight Agents Need a Coach / Mentor

Freight Broker Training Blog - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:18
Click here to learn how to become a Freight Broker or Agent in 30 days or less. 100% money back guarantee! Freight Broker Training Summary Here are my 9 reasons why freight brokers need a...
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7 Tax Savings Tips that Every Freight Broker Should Know

Freight Broker Training Blog - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:49
Click here to learn how to become a Freight Broker or Agent in 30 days or less. 100% money back guarantee! Freight Broker Training Summary Here are my 7 ways to save money on your...
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PART 2 of “9 Lessons To Help You Build a Successful Freight Brokerage”

Freight Broker Training Blog - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:30
Click here to learn how to become a Freight Broker or Agent in 30 days or less. 100% money back guarantee! Freight Broker Training PART 2 Lessons 6-9 9 Lessons From “The Compound Effect” Designed...
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US open-deck truckers want more info, quicker pay: survey

While 59 percent of the 258 truckers in the survey were satisfied with traditional brokers, 50 percent also said communication has been poor and 53 percent said the information about the load was lacking or incorrect. | Mar 08, 2018 3:48PM ESTTrucking LogisticsTrucking Freight BrokersTechnology

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