Technology

How to Make Paying & Getting Paid Easier as a Freight Broker

3PL Perspectives ISTOCK.COM/MICROSTOCKHUB LIKE ANY BUSINESS struggling to stay afloat during these times of market uncertainty, cash flow is critical. This is especially true for companies operating in the shipping and transportation industry, including freight brokers. To survive continued recovery and market pressures, shipping companies must quickly turn orders into cash by processing shipping invoices as swiftly and accurately as ...

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A Bridge to Electrification for Class 8 Fleets

3PL Perspectives Daniel Burrows, CEO | TRUCKLABS ISTOCK.COM/ARAMGA87 THERE IS A lot of focus on the progress being made toward the electrification of trucking. Customers and stakeholders are holding fleets accountable to take actionable steps toward their sustainability goals, and fleet electrification will be a huge step in that direction. As advocates for sustainable trucking solutions, we are excited to ...

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The Next Level of 3PL & Broker Innovation: Turning Data Into Intelligence

3PL Perspectives Prasad Gollapalli | TRUCKER TOOLS ISTOCK.COM/METAMORWORKS THE TRUCKING AND logistics industry has seen dramatic change over the past several years. Leading the charge has been a truckload of technology providers, some new to the game, others well established. It’s a continuing demand which has ratcheted up the pressure on 3PLs and brokers to quickly adapt and employ new ...

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What Your TMS Should Provide

3PL Perspectives Robert Walters | FREIGHT MANAGEMENT THE TRANSPORTATION AND logistics world is abuzz with the need for ever stronger and more diverse transportation management systems (TMS). This is apparently true for small and large shippers alike. And in today’s world of diverse rates worldwide shipping operations, both inbound and outbound, the need grows stronger each year. 100+ FREIGHT INTERMEDIARIES ...

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How To Survive & Thrive in a Digital Marketplace

3PL Perspectives Greg Sanders | RDS LOGISTICS STOCK.COM/ZHUWEIYI49 I APOLOGIZE UPFRONT if you thought this article was about technology in the brokerage space. They would have asked someone much smarter to write this piece if that were the case! My focus is on people—and more specifically, how to develop mental toughness in a competitive marketplace. Technology is not enough to ...

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Celebrating Cyber Awareness

  Graham Gonzales | RELIANCE PARTNERS OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY Awareness Month, which has never been more applicable to the transportation industry than it is today. The digital world hasn’t been as kind to every industry. There was never an invitation for the transportation industry to join, though it was pushed in this direction as transportation technology players continued to emerge. ...

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Preparing for Resilience: Disaster Recovery Plans

The potential for disaster from a site outage, hardware failure, or cyberthreat remains ever present, especially for companies that rely on 24-hour uptime. Data Recovery and Business Continuity Plans can help to minimize business interruptions, limit the damage, and harden your organization’s resilience.

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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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