Brilliant Logistics Solutions Freight Brokerage Software

Freight Broker News

With drivers scarce, smaller trucking companies add capacity

Truck capacity is tightening across the United States, but motor carriers, especially smaller companies, continue to add capacity in the form of terminals, trucks, and drivers. ASF Transportation Group, a trucking company in Mobile, Alabama, last month opened a new truckload terminal in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and a brokerage office in...

With drivers scarce, smaller trucking firms add capacity

Truck capacity is tightening across the United States, but motor carriers, especially smaller companies, continue to add capacity in the form of terminals, trucks and drivers. ASF Transportation Group, a trucking company in Mobile, Alabama, last month opened a new truckload terminal in Fort Smith, Arkansas and a brokerage office in...

ELDs top stack of challenges for FMCSA nominee

A host of issues critical to shippers, brokers and truckers, including the rollout of the electronic logging mandate and how truck safety rules will be enforced, await Robert P. Martinez, President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Most important, the next FMCSA administrator will have the opportunity...

Taking stock of the freight brokering business

As October and November roll in and many freight brokers apply for their yearly bond renewal, it is time to look back to what has happened in this past year. The new US administration, challenges by Uber Freight and Convoy, and the recent catastrophic hurricanes are just a few of...

Uber Freight in no hurry to enter drayage market

LONG BEACH — Uber Freight sees lucrative growth opportunities for marrying technology with operations in trucking, but for now it will stick with the truckload sector where it feels most comfortable. Beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) who are waiting for Uber Freight to make its presence felt in sectors like harbor drayage,...

Amazon's logistics expansion gains momentum

Amazon operates a fleet of nearly 30 aircraft. The massive logistics expansion at Amazon, credited with disrupting traditional supply chains around the globe over the past few years, may just be getting started. Amazon’s thirst for additional delivery capacity hasn’t been slaked; it’s just been whetted. An ongoing “obsession” with customer experience...

Trimble buys shipper-focused visibility technology firm

Software and technology company Trimble is moving deeper into shipping and transportation markets by acquiring 10-4 Systems, a technology firm that helps businesses track freight across several modes at the shipment level, both in US and international supply chains. Trimble already has several subsidiaries that provide technology to motor carriers and...

How to Start Getting Shippers with LinkedIn

Freight Broker Training Blog - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:10
Recently I was fortunate and blessed to be get interviewed about how I have used LinkedIn to generate over $20 million in new business for my freight brokerage. Thriving Launch is one of the most...
Categories: Freight Broker News

Road signs point to price hikes ahead for US shippers

The percentage increase in shipper spending on trucking services was greater than the increase in volumes shipped. The freight-generating parts of US economy gained speed this summer, during a typically soft period for freight demand, pushing up shipment volumes and spot truck and intermodal rates. The atypically robust start to the...

MacroPoint deal accelerates drive for freight visibilty

The drive toward greater shipment-level supply-chain visibility accelerated Tuesday when Descartes, a global logistics and trade software firm, acquired MacroPoint, a company taking asset tracking to a more “micro” level. MacroPoint, which says it already tracks more than 2 million assets for shippers, carriers and brokers, will gain even greater...

TPG Capital to buy Transplace, extending supply-chain reach

  A global equity firm’s plan to add Transplace to its supply-chain portfolio is the latest example of how rapidly evolving shipper expectations and demands are drawing investment to logistics and accelerating the development of supply-chain technology demanded by customers. TPG Capital said Monday it would acquire Transplace, a $1.6 billion company...

XPO poised for acquisitions as revenue, profits rise

E-commerce continues to drive gains at XPO Logistics on both sides of the Atlantic. Strong organic growth in second-quarter revenue and profit put XPO Logistics in a good position to begin acquiring companies again after a two-year break from acquisitions and mergers. The $14.6 billion logistics and transportation operator increased total...

XPO poised for acquisitions as revenue, profits rise

Strong organic growth in second-quarter revenue and profit put XPO Logistics in a good position to begin acquiring companies again after a two-year break from acquisitions and mergers. The $14.6 billion logistics and transportation operator increased total revenue 2.2 percent in the quarter to $3.76 billion, while net profit rose...

Demand tightens US truck capacity ahead of ELDs

Truck capacity is tigthening sooner than some expected. Trucking capacity is not waiting for the electronic logging mandate this December to contract: it is tightening now. US freight demand surged in the second quarter and caught up with truck supply, consuming capacity and pushing up rates on the truckload spot market....

Demand tightens US truck capacity ahead of ELDs

Truck capacity is tigthening sooner than some expected. Trucking capacity isn’t waiting for the electronic logging mandate this December to contract: It’s tightening now. US freight demand surged in the second quarter and caught up with truck supply, consuming capacity and pushing up rates on the truckload spot market. The likely...

Rising rates squeeze C.H. Robinson despite freight surge

A surge in truckload pricing cut into second-quarter profits at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, despite a wave of fresh revenue from its ocean and air freight forwarding businesses. Higher spot truckload pricing and tighter spot and contract capacity constricted the $13.1 billion logistics company’s net revenue and sent net profit down 22.4...

Rising rates squeeze C.H. Robinson, despite freight surge

A surge in truckload pricing cut into second-quarter profits at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, despite a wave of fresh revenue from its ocean and air freight forwarding businesses. Higher spot truckload pricing and tighter spot and contract capacity constricted the $13.1 billion logistics company’s net revenue and sent net profit down 22.4...

Higher US freight demand bolsters XPO Logistics revenue

E-commerce growth has lifted the fortunes and volumes of XPO Logistics and other third-party logistics providers. Riding a surge in US freight demand, XPO Logistics expects year over year organic revenue growth of 7 to 7.9 percent in the second quarter, with total revenue nearing $3.8 billion. That would be a 6...

Higher US freight demand bolsters XPO Logistics revenue

E-commerce growth has lifted the fortunes and volumes of XPO Logistics and other third-party logistics providers. Riding a surge in US freight demand, XPO Logistics expects year over year organic revenue growth of 7 to 7.9 percent in the second quarter, with total revenue nearing $3.8 billion. That would be a 6...

Overhaul recommended for major US truck safety program

Truckers have taken issue with the Compliance, Safety, Accountability initiative since its inception. A controversial program designed to identify unsafe US trucking companies and rate carriers by safety is “conceptually sound” but requires significant changes, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) said Tuesday. The NAS suggests federal regulators...

Pages

Share this

Brilliant Broker Freight Brokerage Software

Brilliant Shipper Freight Brokerage Software

Sign Me Up!

Request a Client Account for:

Client Login

Already have an account?

Like us on Facebook Follow us on LinkedIn