Business Management

Are You Using All Three Watchdog Reports

MANY AREN’T AWARE that there are three reports available in the TIA Watchdog platform that allow you to isolate issues and yield a better response. The most common report is the Carrier Report, affectionately known by many simply as The Watchdog Report because it is used for most of the common and general infractions that brokers encounter daily, including the ...

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Financial Risk Mitigation for Brokers in Uncertain Times

Steve Kochan | COMFREIGHT TO SAY WE’RE living in “interesting times” might be an understatement lately. From shippers having an over-supply to the challenges that smaller carriers are experiencing with fuel prices, to the greater macro-economic challenges of inflation, there are many new dynamics that will likely continue for some time. Carriers are under pressure as fuel costs reach record ...

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Risk Management: A Specialized Approach for Freight Brokers

Graham Gonzales | RELIANCE PARTNERS INSURANCE IN THE 3PL space has evolved over the past decade. Exciting innovations in this arena have led to wariness among insurance providers, supported by an unprecedented cadence of claims. Backward, right? Innovation is exciting and change is good in most industries. What this means is that a traditionally fixed industry has become fluid in ...

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How to Overcome Nine Common Hurdles in Hiring

Michael Monson | TOP TALENT NO MATTER WHAT size or amount of success your logistics company has, the chances are that your organization has had to deal with some difficulty regarding talent in recent years. This is primarily due to the shift to a “candidate-driven” market. There are more open positions than candidates willing to make a change. So, what ...

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Time For Some Basic Accounting Lessons

Noël Perry | TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION It’s drivers stupid! Who wants to sleep in a truck even if it is a shiny new Peterbuilt? That’s what most people think. How does one recruit people to do that? It’s no wonder contract prices are up 28%. Spot prices peaked at 56% above the starting point.  SURE HAS BEEN tough being a ...

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Contracts, Processes & Controls for Sharing Data

3PL Perspectives Alex Hamerstone | TRUSTEDSEC IT IS EASY to become overwhelmed with all the latest cybersecurity products and information, but the good news is that many of the basic things organizations can do are also the most impactful. It is, however, important to mention that many things that are simple in concept can be complex in their execution. Requirements ...

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Hiring Technology

3PL PERSPECTIVES Gaylon Johnson Jr. | STANDARD TRANSPORTATION SERVICES INC. HOW DOES A smaller brokerage keep up? Do you find yourself wanting extra time to grow your business? How many hours a day do you spend tracking a load only to be lied to by the carrier? There are numerous companies that will help you with the technology needed to ...

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Best Practices to Mitigate Cyber Risks

3PL PERSPECTIVES Zuleika Medina | AVALON RISK MANAGEMENT IT’S NOT UNCOMMON to hear about a cyberattack in the news since, regardless of size, every business is a potential target. In the past several years, the logistics and transportation industry has become an attractive target for cybercriminals. Some of the largest transportation and logistics companies have fallen victim to cyberattacks, specifically ...

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Fight Ransomware with Cyber Resiliency

3PL PERSPECTIVES Chuck Cook | RENOVODATA TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZATIONS ARE not only at a higher risk of fallout from ransomware due to their 24/7 uptime requirements, but studies also show that transportation is targeted more frequently than other industries. When ransomware infiltrates your network, it can spread horizontally and vertically through your infrastructure like wildfire, garnering administrative credentials and encrypting all ...

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