Inclement Winter Weather’s Effect on Freight Logistics and What You Can Do About It
Winter is a costly season for shipping companies and businesses relying on freight transport. Inclement weather is incredibly disruptive and costly. Trying to plan for it is fruitless. Instead, it’s important to focus contingency planning and proactive maneuvering on what you can control — your supply chain. Being cognizant of how weather affects your costs [...]
It’s Time to Revisit Rate Negotiations
Your business has grown and your needs have changed. Have your shipping contracts evolved in tandem? Chances are, they haven’t. The rates and terms you negotiated in the past may not apply to your business’s current needs. Now is a prime time to readdress and reconsider them. Focusing on rate negotiations will help your business [...]
5 transportation management system trends for 2020
Transportation management systems (TMS) continue to drive plenty of value for organizations, but it is still not a saturated market.
Future-proofing your TMS investment
Investment in a new transportation management system (TMS) is expected to provide a positive return in a number of ways
Manufacturing May be Contracting, but Freight Payment Data Says Shipping Isn’t
The manufacturing industrial economy is contracting. Domestic manufacturing is mired by everything from trade wars and tariffs to globalization and rising materials costs. This contraction has rippling effects on cost of production and, in some cases, the price consumers pay. But one sector that remains unaffected by the recent manufacturing downturn is one of the most [...]
Blockchain has Arrived in the World of Freight Payment
Blockchain has been one of the biggest buzzwords for the last few years in virtually every industry, especially financial markets. Blockchain innovations have slowly crept into major industries, bringing transparency and security with them. Now, it appears the freight payments industry is the next benefactor. Although blockchain payments have been around for a while, freight-specific systems [...]
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