Six ways a TMS improves shipper of choice standing
Shippers of choice all have one thing in common: They put the truck driver first. They accomplish this in different ways, but the theme of finding ways to make life easier for the driver prevails. Whether that is less detention time, quicker payments, improved route optimization or driver amenities at shipping facilities, drivers appreciate working with shippers that take their [...]
Cargo Theft Is on the Rise Thanks to an Increase in Valuable Goods Being Transported
The 2001 hit movie The Fast and the Furious opens with a daring heist of a truck hauling high-priced electronics by a gang of street racing thieves. It was an introduction to the concept of cargo theft for many people. And while Hollywood magic certainly dramatized the scene with flashy stunts, it shed light on a [...]
Legal Cannabis Is Creating Nightmares for Freight and Logistics
The cannabis boom is sweeping the U.S. In some states, sales of recreational marijuana have created a billion-dollar industry overnight. In other states where legalization is still on the docket, sales of cannabidiol (CBD) products are making major ripples. But there are still areas of the country where both are banned. And therein lies the problem [...]
Digitization Is the Key to Cost Cutting in the Freight Industry
Digital technologies transform every industry they touch. Freight is no exception. And while the past decade has seen unprecedented advancements in software, connected hardware, and mobile technologies, it’s just a preview of what’s to come. The true digital boom has yet to hit the freight industry — but it’s quickly coming, driven by a well-known catalyst: [...]
Shipper Liability, Trucker Arbitration, and More Are Changing in 2019
The legislative landscape surrounding trucking is constantly changing. Each new court ruling or ratified bill sets the stage for a new change truckers and freight providers need to comply with. With the first quarter of 2019 in the books, it’s time to look at some of the recent court cases and proposed laws destined to affect [...]
The Roadmap to Driverless Freight Trucks
Autonomous trucking has been at the top of freight industry innovation polls for the past few years. But as of 2019, driverless trucks still aren’t ubiquitous. The groundwork is undeniably laid, however — especially with recent guidance from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). In a 70-page document, the DOT provided clarification on existing legislation [...]
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