Technology is Changing How Carriers, Shippers, and Brokers Connect

by Deborah Lockridge   |   July 21, 2019

Read the original article here. Disruption. Transparency. Visibility. Efficiency. Trust. Collaboration. Algorithms. Artificial Intelligence. This is the vocabulary of the rapidly changing world of technology and logistics. Some envision technology in the freight market doing what Uber and Lyft have done in the ride-sharing market or Airbnb in the vacation market. But automating logistics is… Read More

How Logistics Technology is Helping Small Carriers and Brokers Compete

by Deborah Lockridge   |  

Read the original article here:https://www.truckinginfo.com/336163/how-logistics-technology-is-helping-small-carriers-and-brokers-compete Technology is allowing the small carriers that make up the vast majority of the trucking industry to become a more integral part of the supply chain. “You have a lot of smaller carrier companies that are able to bid on and compete for larger shipper contracts or freight just because… Read More

Why Truck Failures Could Increase in 2019

by Seth Holm   |   July 7, 2019

by Seth Holm, FreightWaves Market Expertsholm@freightwaves.com  @classiccitycap Trucking company failures are a good barometer for general trucking market and economic health, with trucking failures at quite low levels both on an absolute and relative basis over the past several years (outside of a small increase in 2013-2014) due to a healthy backdrop for the trucking… Read More

How One Truck Fleet is Closing in on True Predictive Maintenance

by Deborah Lockridge   |   May 31, 2019

All That’s Trucking • May 31, 2019 • by Deborah Lockridge https://www.truckinginfo.com/332946/how-one-truck-fleet-is-closing-in-on-true-predictive-maintenance Why should a truck with 240,000 miles get the same PM as a truck with 30,000 miles? Photo courtesy NFI Bill Bliem believes he’s on the cusp of the holy grail of truck fleet equipment managers: true predictive maintenance. Bill is senior vice president of fleet… Read More

Conditions for Fleets are Deteriorating and it will get Bloody

by Craig Fuller   |   May 15, 2019

 Craig Fuller, CEO at FreightWaves www.freightwaves.com/news/conditions-for-fleets-are-deteriorating-and-it-will-get-bloody/amp For the freight market, 2019 has been shaping up to as a tug of war between the bulls and the bears. The large enterprise carriers that rely heavily on committed business (commonly referred to as “contract business”) have been enjoying a decent year, while the small carriers that are… Read More

Automated Visibility into Real-Time Conditions and Driver Behavior for Dynamic, Precise ETAs.

by Jason Wright   |   May 10, 2019

Posted: 10 May, 2019 | By Jason Wright https://blog.maps.trimble.com/automated-visibility-and-dynamic-etas The movement of freight has become increasingly complex and dynamic — from hours of service regulations to increased carrier pressure to hit customer delivery windows and provide superior customer service, to the importance of freight visibility. You can plan precisely, but you can’t always control what… Read More

GPS in Trucks: Great Navigation Tool or Path to Problems?

by Deborah Lockridge   |   April 29, 2019

By Deborah Lockridge Read the original article here. Jeff Barker is an experienced truck driver (and technician by training) who’s been training drivers for Crete Carrier Corp. for years. He’s just about seen and heard it all. But a recent encounter with a young trainee about GPS navigation systems was a new one. On a… Read More

Amazon’s digital freight brokerage platform goes live

by John Paul Hampstead   |   April 26, 2019

John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor  www.freightwaves.com/news/breaking-amazons-digital-freight-brokerage-platform-goes-live ( Photo: Amazon ) Today, freight brokers’ and carriers’ worst nightmare has come true: Amazon has quietly taken its digital freight brokerage platform live at freight.amazon.com, and it is undercutting market prices from 26 to 33 percent. Early this morning, in a client note responding to Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN)… Read More