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The Value of Connectivity for LTL Shippers
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The Value of Connectivity for LTL Shippers

The definition of supply chain connectivity has adapted and evolved to coincide with the new digital age. Today, our industry understands that the effort one puts into connecting their logistics netwo...

4 Reasons 3PLs Should Consider API Integration
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4 Reasons 3PLs Should Consider API Integration

Labor shortages, the rise of eCommerce, and the Amazon Effect have forced a new reality onto the logistics industry reconfiguring what traditional transportation management systems (TMS) look like. As...

Maximize Efficiency and Profit by Upgrading Your Outdated Freight Management Technology
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Maximize Efficiency and Profit by Upgrading Your Outdated Freight Management Technology

According to the Wall Street Journal, as few as 40 percent of transportation companies have switched to digital systems and processes. Historically, the transportation logistics industry has struggled...

EDI vs. API: What is Better for LTL Shipping?
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EDI vs. API: What is Better for LTL Shipping?

Less-than-truckload shipping can be a tricky mode for shippers and third-party logistics providers, especially those that are new to it and are not familiar with its complexities. Technology, like tra...

Top 4 Benefits of Updating Your Technology with Freight-Pricing APIs
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Top 4 Benefits of Updating Your Technology with Freight-Pricing APIs

Technology is proliferating across the supply chain, and digitization and automation are becoming increasingly expected. It is important to ensure your company updates its technology before its proces...

Partnering Makes Perfect: Create the Ideal Freight Management Technology Environment with the Help of a Solutions Expert
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Partnering Makes Perfect: Create the Ideal Freight Management Technology Environment with the Help of a Solutions Expert

Technology is proliferating across the supply chain, and digitization and automation are becoming increasingly expected. No matter where a company is on the technology spectrum, from just getting star...

The Labor Shortage: How to Mitigate Its Effects on the LTL Industry
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The Labor Shortage: How to Mitigate Its Effects on the LTL Industry

In last week’s blog, we examined the causes and impacts of the labor shortage on the supply chain. As we know, there are a number of reasons for the impending labor shortage, including changing demo...

Where Have All the Workers Gone?                             The Labor Shortage & Its Effects on the Supply Chain
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Where Have All the Workers Gone?                             The Labor Shortage & Its Effects on the Supply Chain

The driver shortage has been a well-publicized problem in the logistics industry for a long time now. However, it is not the only issue affecting the supply chain. Warehouses, manufacturing plants, fa...

The Top 5 Questions to Ask When Upgrading Your Transportation Management System
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The Top 5 Questions to Ask When Upgrading Your Transportation Management System

Having a robust transportation management system (TMS) that functions as your company’s logistics management hub can speed up operations, reduce waste and improve your bottom line. A TMS will help a...

3 Ways to Grow Your LTL Business
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3 Ways to Grow Your LTL Business

The increase in freight across the US is projected to continue. In fact, it is expected to grow to more than 35 billion tons of freight with a value of at least $37 trillion by 2045, according to the ...

What Technology is Important for the Current LTL Industry?
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What Technology is Important for the Current LTL Industry?

Logistics technology can help companies improve functionality and allow them to get things done quicker with less human capital. While the benefits of implementing new technology are great, so are the...

How to Improve Your Freight Bill Management
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How to Improve Your Freight Bill Management

Freight bill management and auditing is a major cause of headaches for a number of companies. This is because freight bills can be complex, are often inaccurate and not always sent in a timely manner....

ShipDNA
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ShipDNA

While ShipDNA works with companies across all industries, its expertise and clientele are positioned heavily in small package parcel shipping. However, as e-commerce continues to boom and the transpor...

How to Get the Best LTL Rates
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How to Get the Best LTL Rates

Companies are always looking for ways to save money, and one place they look to make cuts is on freight spend. However, because the market is currently oversaturated with freight, it may take some res...

How to Determine the Best Shipping Mode for Your Freight
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How to Determine the Best Shipping Mode for Your Freight

Full truckload, less-than-truckload, parcel, intermodal. Over-the-road, air, cargo ship, train. In today’s world, there are numerous ways to ship your company’s freight that it can be a daunting t...

Improve Your Carrier Communication Strategy with Transparency
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Improve Your Carrier Communication Strategy with Transparency

Shippers and carriers need to work together to get the best results. To do that, they need to be open and honest about their freight and share as much information as possible. By doing so, the shippin...

Cybersecurity in Transportation: How to Protect Against Data Breaches
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Cybersecurity in Transportation: How to Protect Against Data Breaches

The recent ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline was a huge eye-opener for many companies across the transportation industry. It not only showcased how vulnerable companies are – no matter what...

Is Intermodal Transportation Right for Your Company?
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Is Intermodal Transportation Right for Your Company?

Intermodal transportation is becoming more and more popular for a number of shippers. It is a process that involves two or more modes or carriers to move goods from the shipper to the receiver. It can...

Transparency: The Key to Effective Shipper and Carrier Partnerships
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Transparency: The Key to Effective Shipper and Carrier Partnerships

Effective relationships are the key to any business, and for shippers and carriers, they can even be the difference between failure and success. While shippers can readily recognize service and perfor...

Why are More 3PLs and LTL Companies Venturing into Last-Mile Delivery?
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Why are More 3PLs and LTL Companies Venturing into Last-Mile Delivery?

Last-mile delivery is the new frontier for many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and LTL carriers. Thanks, in part, to the global COVID-19 pandemic and how it changed the way people and companie...

Full Truckload Automation: Taking the Manual Out of Spot Rate Quoting
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Full Truckload Automation: Taking the Manual Out of Spot Rate Quoting

In most industries, companies have similar goals – and they often boil down to saving time and money and increasing productivity. This is no different in the full truckload shipping sector. Companie...

Full Truckload Automation: Taking the Manual Out of Spot Rate Quoting
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Full Truckload Automation: Taking the Manual Out of Spot Rate Quoting

In most industries, companies have similar goals – and they often boil down to saving time and money and increasing productivity. This is no different in the full truckload shipping sector. Companie...

Improve Your LTL Freight Management with Dynamic Pricing
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Improve Your LTL Freight Management with Dynamic Pricing

Change is constant. Throughout the supply chain, we see changes in material costs, demand, fuel surcharges – you name it. So, why in an industry that is constantly affected by change, are we stuck u...

Trinity Logistics
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Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics offers freight solutions for businesses of all sizes in truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), warehousing, intermodal, drayage, expedited and international through a dynamic mix of h...

End-to-End Visibility: The Next Level of LTL Freight
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End-to-End Visibility: The Next Level of LTL Freight

In today’s market, end-to-end freight visibility is a must-have. Thanks to the Amazon Effect and boom in ecommerce, consumers have become accustomed to following their packages from order to deliver...

The Importance of Freight Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain
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The Importance of Freight Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain

When you think of freight visibility, what does that mean to you? Is it just about knowing where your freight is or when it will arrive at its final destination? Is it knowing that it was put on the t...

The Digitization of LTL Logistics
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The Digitization of LTL Logistics

With the advent of the Internet of Things and the promise of artificial intelligence and machine learning right around the corner, digitization is impacting just about everything these days – includ...

Making the Switch: How to Integrate New LTL API Technology
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Making the Switch: How to Integrate New LTL API Technology

There is no denying it. Overhauling or updating legacy technology platforms is a big task. However, the opportunities it presents outweigh the challenges to performing the updates. Plus, as the transp...

What is the “Amazon Effect” and What Does it Mean for LTL?
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What is the “Amazon Effect” and What Does it Mean for LTL?

The Amazon Effect is impossible to ignore. By definition, it refers to the impact the juggernaut, and all other digital marketplaces, has had on the retail industry. As online shopping and ecommerce h...

Carrier Capacity and Its Impact on the Supply Chain
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Carrier Capacity and Its Impact on the Supply Chain

Thanks to an increase in e-commerce and an abundance of freight, we are in the middle of a very carrier-friendly negotiating environment. LTL freight volume is exceptionally high, while carrier capaci...

The Truck Driver Shortage and Its Impact on LTL
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The Truck Driver Shortage and Its Impact on LTL

While the truck driver shortage has been an ongoing problem for the better part of a decade, it is still having a large impact on all aspects of the transportation industry and was only accelerated by...

The Importance of an Agile Business Strategy
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The Importance of an Agile Business Strategy

For any company in any industry, it is highly important to set forth your business strategy and remain committed to it to achieve your best results. However, it is also important to be nimble, agile a...

Increasing Sustainability in LTL Transportation
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Increasing Sustainability in LTL Transportation

Sustainability has been a buzzword for a while now, as it is something everyone can play a part in and something we all need to take responsibility for. As more corporations and consumers prioritize ...

LIVE Connect Live with Trinity Logistics’ Stacey Howell

LIVE Connect Live with Trinity Logistics’ Stacey Howell

In this webinar, Trinity Logistics’ Vice President of LTL Stacey Howell and Banyan Technology’s Chief Sales Officer Lynn Caldwell will discuss the issues that 3PLs and shippers are currently facin...

LIVE Connect Live with Tech Transport’s Bob Freed

LIVE Connect Live with Tech Transport’s Bob Freed

In this webinar, Tech Transport’s Executive Vice President Bob Freed and Banyan Technology’s Chief Sales Officer Lynn Caldwell discuss how implementing a freight-pricing API solution has provided ...

3PL Adding Value Guide
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3PL Adding Value Guide

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are seeing increasing competition in the market. Historically, 3PLs were the leaders in adopting new technology, being the first to deliver multicarrier ratin...

General Rate Increases & Their Impact on LTL Shippers
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General Rate Increases & Their Impact on LTL Shippers

’Tis the season for general rate increases (GRIs)! LTL carriers across the board are releasing an increase on their base shipping rates. To date, Old Dominion Freight Line announced a 4.9% GRI, Saia...

The Impact of Ecommerce on LTL
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The Impact of Ecommerce on LTL

Ecommerce was already steadily growing before the pandemic hit. Since COVID-19, it has boomed. According to ZD Net, ecommerce accounted for around 35 percent of all U.S. retail sales in 2020. Experts ...

The Impact of Ecommerce on LTL
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The Impact of Ecommerce on LTL

Ecommerce was already steadily growing before the pandemic hit. Since COVID-19, it has boomed. According to ZD Net, ecommerce accounted for around 35 percent of all U.S. retail sales in 2020. Experts ...

LTL Carrier Negotiations Guide
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LTL Carrier Negotiations Guide

Negotiating contract pricing with your less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers can be daunting, but it is necessary. The goal of all freight pricing contract negotiations should be to get the best outcome ...

Tech Transport Case Study
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Tech Transport Case Study

Tech Transport, a third-party logistics provider headquartered in Milford, NH, offers a freight management solution that helps companies simplify their shipping process. Since 1983, Tech Transport has...

The Effect of Freight-Pricing APIs on LTL Contract Negotiations
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The Effect of Freight-Pricing APIs on LTL Contract Negotiations

As freight-pricing application programming interfaces (APIs) continue to proliferate throughout the transportation industry, they increase the data and information that shippers, 3PLs and carriers hav...

How to Improve LTL Carrier Negotiations
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How to Improve LTL Carrier Negotiations

You can improve the process and results of your LTL carrier negotiations by being as prepared as possible. The best way to do that is by aggregating as much data as you can – about your own freight ...

The Challenges Faced by 3PLs and How Freight-Pricing APIs Can Alleviate Them
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The Challenges Faced by 3PLs and How Freight-Pricing APIs Can Alleviate Them

A Conversation with Banyan Technology’s Lynn Caldwell and Tech Transport’s Bob Freed Bob Freed and Tech Transport, a freight management company that simplifies its customers’ shipping functions...

Incorporating APIs into a Transportation Management System
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Incorporating APIs into a Transportation Management System

The digitization of freight management and transportation logistics is well underway and is being widely adopted by carriers, 3PLs, shippers and other supply chain companies. This was inevitable becau...

Shipping Tips to Survive the “Ship-ocalypse” with Pierbridge
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Shipping Tips to Survive the “Ship-ocalypse” with Pierbridge

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked a tremendous amount of havoc in 2020, and the shipping industry was not immune to its drastic impact. As people were forced to stay indoors, a major shift to e-commerce a...

LTL Logistics: What to Expect in 2021
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LTL Logistics: What to Expect in 2021

2020 was an interesting year to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic had a drastic effect on the global economy, hindering many industries – including transportation. With the online shopping boom a...

Time for an LTL Pricing API? 8 Questions to Ask Providers
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Time for an LTL Pricing API? 8 Questions to Ask Providers

Are you ready for an LTL pricing API that will streamline freight purchasing while saving money on freight costs? ...

Revolution Trucking
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Revolution Trucking

Revolution Trucking, a third-party logistics and transportation services provider headquartered in Seville, Ohio, offers North American shippers a complete portfolio of truckload, less-than-truckload,...

Star Pipe Products
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Star Pipe Products

Moving Freight Through the Pipeline....

Shippers Unload RFPs, Pick Up Pricing APIs
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Shippers Unload RFPs, Pick Up Pricing APIs

The traditional RFP process for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping contracts is an institutionalized approach that helps shippers plan budgets while giving carriers information they need to determine ...

4 Things Leaders Need to Know About LTL Pricing APIs
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4 Things Leaders Need to Know About LTL Pricing APIs

As a transportation manager, you understand that your company needs to continually move toward full freight digitization. You know that organizations that run from it will be left behind. ...

Get to Know: Steve Vondra, Senior Director of Transportation Strategy Q & A
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Get to Know: Steve Vondra, Senior Director of Transportation Strategy Q & A

With over 27 years of logistics experience, Steve Vondra joins the team as Senior Director of Transportation Strategy to drive high-level conversations around transportation optimization, capacity man...

Leveraging Pricing APIs in a Dynamic LTL Environment
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Leveraging Pricing APIs in a Dynamic LTL Environment

Many shippers and 3PLs have upgraded their logistics technology to include API connections between business systems and logistics service providers. However, a trend we are witnessing are companies in...

Build Better Relationships with Freight Digitization
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Build Better Relationships with Freight Digitization

Fueled by the pandemic, the logistics industry has been involved in a multi-year trend to adopt technology that replaces paper forms with digital information. ...

End the Annual RFP Process Forever
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End the Annual RFP Process Forever

The annual transportation RFP process has been like the weather – everybody complains about it, but nobody can do anything about it. However, that's no longer true. Shippers and carriers have techno...

Making the Case: Accelerating Your Freight Digitization Strategy
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Making the Case: Accelerating Your Freight Digitization Strategy

The push for freight digitization has been underway for years, but COVID-19 accelerated the trend. It quickly became evident to shippers, carriers and drivers that moving pieces of paper along with th...

Capitalizing on Freight Digitization
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Capitalizing on Freight Digitization

The industry’s technology adoption has been aggressive in recent years further accelerated by the pandemic and the need for a remote workforce and paperless logistics management. The industry has ac...

Blender Bottle
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Blender Bottle

The BlenderBottle Company is a privately-held manufacturer of premium and innovative products that help simplify everyday life—including the BlenderBottle Classic, the industry's original portable m...

Chase Plastics
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Chase Plastics

Chase Plastics is a stocking distributor with a portfolio that offers more than 20,000 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from industry-leading manufacturers and global s...

Kaufman Container
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Kaufman Container

Over the past 100 years, Kaufman Container has been a leader in providing quality and innovation to the packaging industry. It has proven that ingenuity, exemplary customer service and hard work go a ...