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How to Guarantee Profits (Without Really Trying)

If there’s one question we hear from our freight broker agents time and again, it’s “how can I get my profits up?” It’s a good question, and we’re here to provide some resources to help out.

Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update - 2019 Forecast

Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update: 2019 Forecast

The New Year is loaded with all kinds of new and shifting developments for the logistics and transportation industry. Here’s our 2019 news forecast so far.

Best Trucking Podcasts

The Best Trucking Podcasts

You don’t have to be a driver to enjoy these trucking podcasts. Tune into one of these on your own next commute to stay up to day with the world of trucking!

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Freight Broker Lead Generation Best Practices

Growing your freight broker business can seem daunting. You probably landed your first few clients fairly easily: you had industry connections and were able to negotiate solid contracts. Those first big customers were enough to launch you on your own. Now that you’re established and have your existing customers solidly managed, you probably want to […]

3 Ways Trucking Companies Can Increase Margins

3 Ways Trucking Companies Can Quickly Increase Margins

Demand for transportation is up, but the margins always seem to be shrinking. How is it possible to make a profit when margins are so thin? No sweat. There are a few fast ways to increase your company margins during these changing times. We have a list of the 3 best practices to get more […]

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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 […]