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Technology Proves to Be a Pivotal Ally in Carbon Emission Tracking
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Technology Proves to Be a Pivotal Ally in Carbon Emission Tracking

The logistics sector is facing significant challenges and opportunities in reducing its carbon footprint. With new regulations on the horizon requiring detailed disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emis...

Top 5 Ways to Tackle Fraud in the Digital Era of Logistics
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Top 5 Ways to Tackle Fraud in the Digital Era of Logistics

It is estimated that at least $800 million of freight payments are being double brokered annually. According to the Wall Street Journal, complaints about fraud, including double brokering, jumped 400%...

Managing Freight Costs and Eliminating Risks: The Power of Effective Shipping Software
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Managing Freight Costs and Eliminating Risks: The Power of Effective Shipping Software

In 2024, logistics and supply chain management professionals are seeking more effective ways to reduce costs and mitigate risks when executing shipments. One of the most significant game-changers in t...

Leverage the Dynamic Changes in Shipping to Accelerate Success in 2024
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Leverage the Dynamic Changes in Shipping to Accelerate Success in 2024

The past year has certainly kept us all on our toes with the ups and downs of the industry and the ever-changing landscape of shipping. As we look back on some of the most dynamic changes it’s impor...

Utilizing Powerful Lane Intelligence to Unlock Freight Cost Savings
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Utilizing Powerful Lane Intelligence to Unlock Freight Cost Savings

Costs and efficiency are critical in over-the-road (OTR) shipping. To unlock significant savings opportunities, Shippers, 3PLs and freight brokers are leveraging the power of shipping lane intelligenc...

Simplifying Nearshoring Opportunities: Best Practices for Intra-Mexico and Cross-Border Shipping
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Simplifying Nearshoring Opportunities: Best Practices for Intra-Mexico and Cross-Border Shipping

In recent years, Shippers and 3PLs have been exploring nearshoring opportunities to optimize their supply chains and take advantage of cost-effective solutions. For companies considering Mexico as a n...

Using AI to Build a Supply Chain of the Future
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Using AI to Build a Supply Chain of the Future

Technology has been a key factor in the growth and strength of the supply chain, with many companies adopting digital solutions to manage their freight more efficiently and effectively. Recent innovat...

Top Supply Chain Strategies for Shipping Success in 2024
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Top Supply Chain Strategies for Shipping Success in 2024

Over the past few years, the supply chain has undergone a rapid transformation. The traditional linear model is giving way to a complex, dynamic ecosystem that requires Shippers and 3PLs to adapt and ...

Preparing Your Shipping Processes for Upcoming Climate Regulations
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Preparing Your Shipping Processes for Upcoming Climate Regulations

As regulations begin to mount for the reduction of carbon emissions in transportation, the logistics industry is facing heightened scrutiny and businesses are seeking solutions within their supply cha...

Exploring Emerging Technologies as a ‘Multi-Tentacle’ Approach to Supply Chain Management
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Exploring Emerging Technologies as a ‘Multi-Tentacle’ Approach to Supply Chain Management

Technology remains vital for the advancement of supply chain organizations. In a recent Gartner survey, 61% of respondents say technology is a source of competitive advantage with many identifying sev...

Reaping the Benefits of Effective Marketing Strategies in Logistics
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Reaping the Benefits of Effective Marketing Strategies in Logistics

Part 2 of 2 Marketing plays a crucial role in the logistics industry, offering numerous benefits for businesses operating in this sector. One of the main advantages of marketing is to help build and ...

Leveraging a Comprehensive Marketing Approach to Help Drive Success in Logistics
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Leveraging a Comprehensive Marketing Approach to Help Drive Success in Logistics

Part 1 of 2 In today's fast-paced business world, effective marketing strategies are essential for success. When it comes to the logistics industry, marketing plays a crucial role in driving growth a...

Secret to Successful Shipping: One-Stop Shop Technology
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Secret to Successful Shipping: One-Stop Shop Technology

When supply chain disruptions occur, many logistics professionals scramble to adjust. Some turn to a multitude of technology providers to deliver services they think they need to adapt. However, many ...

Future of Final Mile: Using Technology to Standardize B2B Same-Day Delivery
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Future of Final Mile: Using Technology to Standardize B2B Same-Day Delivery

With 90% of the 26-foot box trucks registered in the U.S. independently owned and operated, it is often difficult for Shippers and 3PLs to find carriers that can compete with companies like Amazon or ...

4 Simple Ways to Utilize Data to Improve Shipping Operations
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4 Simple Ways to Utilize Data to Improve Shipping Operations

Data visibility and transparency are a hot topic in the transportation industry these days and for good reason. From rating and booking, to dispatching, tracking, and invoicing, there are thousands of...

Opportunities for Freight Technology in Any Economy: Embracing AI
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Opportunities for Freight Technology in Any Economy: Embracing AI

If the first five months of 2023 showed the freight industry anything, it was that freight technology companies without a strong foothold in their niche will be facing some tough decisions for the sec...

How to Adjust to Significant Changes in Parcel Shipping
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How to Adjust to Significant Changes in Parcel Shipping

Industry experts are saying that although space has freed up within the Big 3’s (FedEx, UPS and USPS) networks, shippers continue to diversify their parcel carrier mix. Increased capacity and more r...

Parcel vs. LTL: Determining the Best Mode for Your Shipments
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Parcel vs. LTL: Determining the Best Mode for Your Shipments

In a fluctuating economy, Shippers and 3PLs are seeking new ways to save time and money in their shipping operations. Arguably the best way to do so is having the ability to compare over-the-road (OTR...

The Reality of Customer Loyalty and Communication in Shipping
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The Reality of Customer Loyalty and Communication in Shipping

For Chris Jolly, consistent communication with shippers and carriers goes hand-in-hand with customer loyalty for brokers in the shipping industry. “You'll never get punished for doing the right thin...

Cutting Through the Noise: What to Look for in a Digital Shipping Solution
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Cutting Through the Noise: What to Look for in a Digital Shipping Solution

The unpredictability of the supply chain over the past few years has made technology a critical component in shipping operations. Some Shippers and 3PLs were quick to employ multiple solutions to adap...

Technology Changes Carriers Must Leverage to Create a Better Customer Experience
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Technology Changes Carriers Must Leverage to Create a Better Customer Experience

Research-consulting firm Mastio & Company gathers feedback from Shippers to ensure that they get the best experience with their over-the-road shipping carriers. The data collected helps carriers i...

The Predicted Power Shift to Shippers and 3PLs
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The Predicted Power Shift to Shippers and 3PLs

Recently, the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) released the 2023 Freight Outlook a Delicate Balancing Act for Shippers, 3PLs, Carriers outlining the path ahead. The annual report addres...

How OTR Multi-Mode Management Addresses Your Shipping Needs in 2023
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How OTR Multi-Mode Management Addresses Your Shipping Needs in 2023

Due to fluctuating shipping costs and the uncertainty of the freight trajectory, Shippers and 3PLs need a reliable technology solution with access to the best shipping rates for all over-the-road (OTR...

Reflect, Reset and Reassess: Analyzing Your Digital Shipping Strategy
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Reflect, Reset and Reassess: Analyzing Your Digital Shipping Strategy

The unpredictability and uncertainty of the past few years has forced many industries to reassess their business strategies quickly to adapt to the changing world. Many supply chain businesses have ha...

Accelerating the Adoption of Technology as the Tool of Today’s Freight Standard
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Accelerating the Adoption of Technology as the Tool of Today’s Freight Standard

Historically, some over-the-road (OTR) shipping modes have been slow to adopt API connectivity as a way Shippers and 3PLs can book freight. However, the events of the past few years have forced many b...

Looking Back at Over-the-Road Shipping in 2022
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Looking Back at Over-the-Road Shipping in 2022

For the past year, the Banyan Technology Team has published some exciting content for Shippers and 3PL professionals to share our supply chain and shipping industry insights. We are listing our Top 5 ...

Shifts in Economy have Lasting Effects on OTR Shipping
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Shifts in Economy have Lasting Effects on OTR Shipping

Shifts in the economy have had a lasting effect on over-the-road (OTR) shipping. As productivity in manufacturing declines and freight volumes level off, the industry has prepared for maintaining heig...

Mitigate Carrier Rate Increases with an Innovative Digital Solution
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Mitigate Carrier Rate Increases with an Innovative Digital Solution

Recently, several carriers announced general rate increases of between 5-6% for LTL shipments. According to FreightWaves, the increases are made to cover the cost of inflation and to make investments ...

Yellow Explains How to ‘Manufacture’ New Drivers in Tire Tracks Podcast
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Yellow Explains How to ‘Manufacture’ New Drivers in Tire Tracks Podcast

Carriers in the over-the-road (OTR) shipping market are facing driver shortages of about 85,000 drivers every day, and with an aging workforce and other regulatory pressures that gap is quickly wideni...

Don’t Let Capacity Issues Lead to ‘Bad Blood’ with Customers
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Don’t Let Capacity Issues Lead to ‘Bad Blood’ with Customers

Last week, thousands of Taylor Swift fans were booted from online queues while trying to purchase pre-sale concert tickets from Ticketmaster when the site crashed due to overwhelming capacity issues. ...

TIA President and CEO Addresses ‘Not-So-Peak’ Season in Tire Tracks Podcast
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TIA President and CEO Addresses ‘Not-So-Peak’ Season in Tire Tracks Podcast

In the inaugural episode of Banyan Technology’s Tire Tracks podcast, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) President and CEO Anne Reinke addresses current peak season challenges with host ...

Prepare for Plan B with Tools that Enhance Visibility
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Prepare for Plan B with Tools that Enhance Visibility

Freight visibility is more than knowing where a package is in its journey to its final destination. Freight visibility is most valuable when you use it to make better business decisions and predict an...

Leveraging Technology to Help Manage the Impact of Major Storms on the Supply Chain
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Leveraging Technology to Help Manage the Impact of Major Storms on the Supply Chain

Experts are predicting severe disruptions to supply chains from flooding, power outages and high-wind damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian that could significantly impact over-the-road (OTR) freig...

5 Predictions For This Year’s Peak Season Shipping Crunch
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5 Predictions For This Year’s Peak Season Shipping Crunch

As peak shipping season 2022 gets well under way, a recent survey conducted by Supply Chain Dive has identified five predictions that Shippers and 3PLs need to understand before implementing solutions...

Great Customer Service is a Game Changer in Today’s Shipping Environment
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Great Customer Service is a Game Changer in Today’s Shipping Environment

Expectations for fast, flexible, and reliable shipments are higher than ever and will continue to grow over the next few years. To satisfy growing demand and help streamline the movement of freight, S...

Advantages of a Multi-Mode Technology Solution During Any Shipping Season
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Advantages of a Multi-Mode Technology Solution During Any Shipping Season

As inflation hits industries across the country, the supply chain continues to see rising costs impact shipping due to current economic conditions. Fuel prices remain elevated and carrier rates contin...

Adjusting to the New Norm: Top 5 Ways to Manage Any Shipping Scenario
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Adjusting to the New Norm: Top 5 Ways to Manage Any Shipping Scenario

“If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty.” That saying can be applied to the supply chain, especially over the past few years with the unpredictability and disrupti...

Personalized Service and Support Helps Drive Better Business Decisions
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Personalized Service and Support Helps Drive Better Business Decisions

Businesses rely heavily on technology to automate operations, especially in an industry as dynamic as over-the-road (OTR) shipping where system needs, rates and carrier availability change daily. Ofte...

How to Resolve the Top 4 Challenges of Local Carrier Shipping
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How to Resolve the Top 4 Challenges of Local Carrier Shipping

Shippers and 3PLs struggle with the complexities in Local Carrier shipping. In fact, 61% believe that the over-the-road (OTR) mode is the most inefficient part of their supply chain, according to a re...

Find Out How a Local Carrier Solution Can Help You Strengthen First/Final Mile Shipping
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Find Out How a Local Carrier Solution Can Help You Strengthen First/Final Mile Shipping

Last Mile and Final Mile are synonymous terms that are used interchangeably in the supply chain to describe the last leg in a shipment’s journey – from distribution hub or warehouse to final deliv...

Digital Solutions Provide Valuable Analytics to Combat Rising Shipping Costs
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Digital Solutions Provide Valuable Analytics to Combat Rising Shipping Costs

Shippers and 3PLs continue to pay more in carrier rates and fuel costs for trucking and transportation services, despite a marked drop in truckload spot rates, according to the Journal of Commerce. Re...

Top 4 Reasons Technology is Necessary for Effective Expedited Shipping
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Top 4 Reasons Technology is Necessary for Effective Expedited Shipping

PwC's Global Consumer Insights Survey shows that expectations for fast, flexible, and reliable shipments are higher than ever and will continue to grow over the next few years. To satisfy growing cust...

Understanding the Value of a Single Digital Platform for All Your OTR Shipping Modes
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Understanding the Value of a Single Digital Platform for All Your OTR Shipping Modes

Find value in your supply chain and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing costs. Multi-mode technology solutions for over-the-road (OTR) shipping provided by a partner with integrated cap...

Three Ways to Reap the Benefits of Business Intelligence in Shipping
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Three Ways to Reap the Benefits of Business Intelligence in Shipping

In shipping, visibility and access to data are critical for monitoring shipments and evaluating your shipping operations. The data captured by those companies utilizing a digital solution when they ra...

5 Reasons Why Carrier Connectivity is Key in OTR Shipping
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5 Reasons Why Carrier Connectivity is Key in OTR Shipping

In the current shipping environment, Shippers and 3PLs need access to real-time, over-the-road (OTR) carrier connectivity to respond quickly to rapidly changing market conditions. According to Freight...

Enhancing Efficiency in First/Final Mile
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Enhancing Efficiency in First/Final Mile

Expectations for added efficiencies in First/Final Mile shipping are increasing for B2B customers. According to a report from the Capgemini Research Institute, 55% of the companies that were surveyed ...

Increasing Profitability in Parcel Shipping
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Increasing Profitability in Parcel Shipping

Shippers and 3PLs are learning to embrace the changes in the supply chain by relying on technology solutions that keep them agile and positioned for success. To mitigate issues with carrier capacity a...

Refining Your OTR Shipping Process with Digital Solutions
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Refining Your OTR Shipping Process with Digital Solutions

More and more Shippers and 3PLs are turning to technology to help manage their freight and ensure consistency in their over-the-road (OTR) shipping operations. These leading companies have a competiti...

No Need for Luck with the Right Freight Technology Solution
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No Need for Luck with the Right Freight Technology Solution

It is widely known that outdated systems and manual processes negatively impact productivity and profitability for Shippers and 3PLs. About 50% of logistics and transportation companies say they weren...

Top 3 Components for Ensuring Successful Client Experiences
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Top 3 Components for Ensuring Successful Client Experiences

The client experience is defined as the customers’ overall perception of their encounter with a business. Companies who successfully implement a client-centric service strategy achieve higher satisf...

Digital Solutions for Managing Exceptions in Freight
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Digital Solutions for Managing Exceptions in Freight

Shippers and 3PLs must remain agile to adjust for fluctuations in the supply chain. The ever-changing shipping environment continues to experience significant disruptions affecting shipping in the U.S...

Preparing for the Impact of the Canadian Convoy Blockade
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Preparing for the Impact of the Canadian Convoy Blockade

Disruptions to the supply chain aren’t new, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, shippers and 3PLs have had to adjust their operations to accommodate frequent changes. The most-recent issue to impact shi...

Technology Innovations and Trends You’ll Love in 2022
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Technology Innovations and Trends You’ll Love in 2022

If you take a moment, you can still smell the flowers and a hint of chocolate as the Valentine’s Day holiday winds down. While the love is palpable, many shippers and 3PLs aren’t experiencing the ...

Find Greater Success in Final Mile with the Right Technology
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Find Greater Success in Final Mile with the Right Technology

Increased transparency throughout the supply chain is essential for all modes of shipping, but it is particularly critical in final mile. Customers want more insight into the shipping process to track...

Controlling Your Freight Spend Through Automation
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Controlling Your Freight Spend Through Automation

Due to their complexity and high incidence of mistakes, inaccurate freight bills are much more common than you may realize and can result in significant losses for your company. About 1 in 4 freight b...

How Load Consolidation Takes Your LTL Shipping to Another Level
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How Load Consolidation Takes Your LTL Shipping to Another Level

Shippers and 3PLs know the advantages of using less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping – cost effectiveness, more delivery options, the ability to ship smaller loads without needing to fill an entire tru...

Top 5 Ways Multi-Mode Shipping Technology Can Elevate Your Operations
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Top 5 Ways Multi-Mode Shipping Technology Can Elevate Your Operations

There are many ways shippers and 3PLs can utilize multi-mode shipping for truckload (TL), less-than truckload (LTL), parcel, and final mile to increase efficiencies and cost savings. Much like many pr...

Technology Can Strengthen the Weak Links in the Supply Chain
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Technology Can Strengthen the Weak Links in the Supply Chain

The top tier of shippers, 3PLs and carriers that move about 95% of LTL freight have advanced technology solutions that include automation and information-sharing capabilities. These leading companies ...

Banyan’s CEO Discusses Why Technology Should Be Your Top New Year’s Resolution
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Banyan’s CEO Discusses Why Technology Should Be Your Top New Year’s Resolution

A few days into 2022, I’d like to reflect on the past year and what’s ahead for shipping. Last year continued to be tumultuous as major supply chain issues remained, but for some, those challenges...

Supply Chain Insights that Shaped Shipping in 2021
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Supply Chain Insights that Shaped Shipping in 2021

Happy Holidays! The team at Banyan Technology would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!...

How to Balance Automation and the Human Element in Shipping
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How to Balance Automation and the Human Element in Shipping

Technology and automation have helped make significant advancements in the supply chain and shipping industry. However, shippers and 3PLs need to understand that a human touch remains a critical eleme...

Top 5 Ways to Determine the Value of Technology
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Top 5 Ways to Determine the Value of Technology

The ever-changing landscape of the transportation industry continues to force shippers and 3PLs alike to, once again, evaluate their processes, efficiencies, and business objectives for the coming yea...

How to Control Shipping Costs as Carrier Capacity Tightens
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How to Control Shipping Costs as Carrier Capacity Tightens

Rising carrier costs directly related to capacity constraints and elevated fuel costs are making it difficult for 3PLs and shippers to control shipping costs. The Journal of Commerce says shippers are...

Finding Opportunity in Supply Chain Disruptions
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Finding Opportunity in Supply Chain Disruptions

With great challenges comes the opportunity for change and growth. It forces you to think outside the box and deploy new tactics to overcome disruptions. With no end in sight for the current challenge...

How to Manage Freight Costs in a Carrier’s Market
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How to Manage Freight Costs in a Carrier’s Market

In what’s considered a “carrier’s market”, Shippers and 3PLs are scrambling to secure carriers to pick up and deliver their freight. Many are paying premiums in tight capacity lanes because ca...

Forecasting the Future of Freight
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Forecasting the Future of Freight

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could see what the future of freight and the supply chain will be in 2022? Industry experts predict that we will still see backlogs of shipments, labor shortages, capacity ...

Fixing the Broken Supply Chain
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Fixing the Broken Supply Chain

This year remains a challenge for the supply chain. Labor shortages and carrier capacity are ongoing issues, and lane restrictions and rates continue to steadily increase with no end in sight. Accordi...

Calculate Your Savings with an API Solution
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Calculate Your Savings with an API Solution

Shippers and 3PLs have welcomed the transparency offered to the freight management industry through pricing APIs, particularly the savings they get when taking advantage of real-time carrier rates rat...

Don’t ‘Set and Forget’ Your Technology Solution
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Don’t ‘Set and Forget’ Your Technology Solution

When it comes to investing in technology, it is easy to “set it and forget it”. Often companies make that mistake to minimize their spend by investing in a one-time solution, but at what long-term...

Don’t ‘Set and Forget’ Your Technology Solution
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Don’t ‘Set and Forget’ Your Technology Solution

When it comes to investing in technology, it is easy to “set it and forget it”. Often companies make that mistake to minimize their spend by investing in a one-time solution, but at what long-term...

Why Digitalization Makes Sense in Shipping
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Why Digitalization Makes Sense in Shipping

Collaboration is fundamental when trying to move an industry in a different direction and enact sustainable change. This requires that all players in the industry work together to facilitate that chan...

Top 5 Ways Updated Technology Saves You Money
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Top 5 Ways Updated Technology Saves You Money

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is an old saying that means if something is functioning properly, it’s probably best you leave it alone and not make any changes that could potentially brea...

Top 5 Ways Visibility Impacts Your Bottom Line
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Top 5 Ways Visibility Impacts Your Bottom Line

Visibility is the current buzzword in the shipping industry today. It is tossed around as a solution to some of the current issues affecting the supply chain. But it is more than just a key word to ra...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 ...

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...