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Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update: 2018 Q1 Highlights

We’re already well into 2018, and a lot has happened in the logistics and transportation industry. The ELD mandate continues to be a controversial topic, we’re keeping an eye on the current capacity crisis, the industry is soaring to new technological heights with autonomous vehicles, and so much more. Whether you’re a carrier, trucker, or […]

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16 Surprising Facts About Shipping You Should Know

The idea of shipping dates back thousands of years – and today, container shipping is one of the leading means of transporting goods. In fact, it’s responsible for moving an estimated 95% of all manufactured goods around the world. How did shipping become such an expansive industry? In 1956, American truck driver Malcom McLean decided […]

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The ELD Mandate 101: What Drivers and Carriers Should Know

Lately, we’ve had some major industry-wide changes and happenings, like the capacity crisis. And once again this December, we were reminded of the on-going ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) mandate that was published in February 2015. On December 19th, 2017, phase two of the mandate officially went into effect — changing the way truckers log their […]

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What You Need to Know About the Capacity Crisis of 2017

Between 2003 and 2005, the United States was emerging from a recession — causing constant flux in the trucking industry quarter to quarter. Recently, many fear that 2017 and 2018 are in as much of a crisis (or worse) as we were back then. So, what exactly is the capacity crisis? A capacity crisis is […]

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13 Essential Sales Call Questions for Freight Brokers

Sales prospecting often means cold calling as many people as you can, and hoping they all end in a hot lead or new client for your freight agency. However, people don’t take to cold calling quite as well as they used to. In fact, 200 million Americans have registered their phone numbers on a “Do […]

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Step-by-Step Vehicle Safety Tips for Truck Drivers [Infographic]

From May 22 to May 29, the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles is promoting their first annual “Vehicle Safety Week,” and we want to help! According to the DMV, the goal for Vehicle Safety Week is to draw attention to the need to make sure your vehicles are safe for the summer driving season. Simple ways […]

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6 Lead Generation Tips for Freight Brokers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether business or personal, starting a new relationship with someone has its challenges.  When it comes to freight brokers contacting new prospects and building a new relationship, it may seem daunting if not overwhelming.  What do you say to your new contact?  How often should you be in touch with a new prospect?  How do […]

How Top Freight Brokers Leverage Facebook to Grow Their Business

Recently, I had the opportunity of getting a little face-time with one of LDi’s top freight broker agents. During our conversation, he shared with me his struggles on building his presence on social media and with Facebook in particular. His main concern at the time was how he could grow his Facebook freight broker business […]

10 Reasons to Be Thankful as A Freight Broker

For many, Thanksgiving means a time when we gather with family and friends over a meal fit for a king, catch up on others’ lives, maybe enjoy a nap and splurge on some football. It’s also a great time to break away from our busy routine and pause to reflect on what we should be […]

What It Takes to Be a Champion Freight Broker for Carriers

Before we get to the how, let’s address the why. So, why would you want to be a champion freight broker for carriers? The answer to that is the easy part; because freight brokerage operations that take the time to build solid, long-lasting relationships with motor carriers are the MOST stable and successful ones in […]