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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 ...

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? ...

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...

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...