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Can anyone become a successful Freight Broker or Freight Agent?

Freight Broker Training Blog - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:18
Click here to learn how to become a Freight Broker or Agent in 30 days or less!  100% money back guarantee. Can anyone become a successful Freight Broker or Freight Agent? I have been asked...
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C.H. Robinson earnings show broad increases in shipping costs

Truckload volumes at C.H. Robinson were flat year over year in the third quarter. Photo credit: Shutterstock The current US trucking market, defined by tight capacity and surging volume following a devastating storm is reminiscent of 2014, when winter storms kinked supply chains and sent rates rocketing, according to the CEO...

13 Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Get Shippers PART 1

Freight Broker Training Blog - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:24
Click here to learn how to become a Freight Broker or Agent in 30 days or less. 100% money back guarantee! 13 Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Get Shippers PART 1 You are afraid to...
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'Logistics insourcing' leverages tech to cut shipper costs

More complex supply chains and faster fulfillment demands create opportunity for logistics "insourcing" among shippers, Haversack Logistics founder says. | Oct 30, 2017 4:19PM EDTTechnologyTrucking LogisticsTrucking Freight BrokersLogistics Providers

'Logistics insourcing' leverages tech to cut shipper costs

Some companies want to retain as much control over their supply chain as possible. Photo credit: Shutterstock Relying on cloud-based technology and two new partnerships, a start-up logistics company hopes to help US shippers build and retain in-house supply chain expertise rather than outsource.  Haversack Logistics claims to be not a third-party...

Under pressure, US transport rates keep rising

Trucking rates are rising and there's no expectation the trend will dissipate in the short-term. Photo credit: Shutterstock A wave of industrial and consumer-based freight demand lifted revenue at a broad range of US transportation companies in the third quarter, and also put increasing pressure on transportation rates. Shippers shouldn’t be...

5 Tips to Help Freight Brokers & Agents Get Rid of the TGIF Mentality

Freight Broker Training Blog - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:23
The T.G.I.F. (Thank god it’s Friday) mentality is when Monday morning rolls around and the weekend can’t come fast enough. I call it the 9 to 5 mentality. Most 9 to 5’ers are stuck in...
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Capacity investment helps Werner ride freight surge

“Relentless” investment in its fleet and its truck drivers over the past two years paid off for Werner Enterprises in the third quarter, when it rode a wave of surging freight demand to higher revenue and profit. The truckload carrier’s trucking revenue net of fuel surcharges rose 4 percent year...

Freight Broker Training REPLAY – 4 HUGE Mistakes that Freight Brokers Make When Hiring Employees/ Agents!

Freight Broker Training Blog - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:43
  (If you can’t hear audio please click the sounds button at bottom right of video) 4 Hiring Mistakes Freight Brokers and Freight Agents Make When Hiring Mistake #1 – Not defining your freight broker...
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US freight broker casts doubt on high-tech disruption

Truck brokerage is a prime example of how technology often complements but does not replace humans in transportation. CHICAGO — There is no end in sight to the number of technology startups that aim to disrupt logistics and transportation or venture capital funding for them. Speakers at the first annual projectAUTOMATE...

Freight surge raises revenue, and costs, for J.B. Hunt

A spike in demand for surface transportation resulting from hurricane recovery efforts is adding more momentum to a demand trend already on the upswing. Rising freight demand filled tractor-trailers and intermodal containers at J.B. Hunt Transport Services in the third quarter, especially in its drayage and dedicated divisions. But the higher...

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...

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