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What Is LTL Freight? Guidebook for Beginners

What Is LTL Freight? Guidebook for Beginners

LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping is, arguably, one of the most confusing and complex areas when it comes to shipping freight. For a beginner, it can be overwhelming trying to learn all the ins and outs of LTL shipping – and some people don’t even know where to start! We recognized this common area of frustration and decided to […]

Selling Up a TMS

Selling Up a TMS

Today’s transportation environment is definitely a challenging one for shippers, particularly for transportation managers. Transportation costs are increasing due to a rise in energy costs, a growing driver shortage, increasing carrier regulations, improving freight volumes, and a limited investment in transportation infrastructure. Executives are putting pressure on their transportation managers to reduce these shipping costs while at the same time improving […]

Guide to Transportation Management Systems

Guide to Transportation Management Systems

A TMS (transportation management system) is a software platform designed to give shippers tools for control and visibility over their supply chains. With functionality and resources for all supply chain stakeholders, a TMS provides a single platform to manage all logistics events in the life cycle of an order, both inbound and outbound. This whitepaper is your […]

The Carrier Capacity Crunch

The Carrier Capacity Crunch

Over 5,000 trucking companies have recently gone out of business and nearly 400,000 trucks have been taken off the road. In other words, there are 8,000 fewer trucks on the road nationwide on any given day. Certain industry segments, like flatbed trucks, have been hit harder than others. As a shipper, are you prepared to […]

Debunking the Popular “Myths” of TMS

Debunking the Popular “Myths” of TMS

Despite the potential for increased efficiencies and cost-savings, less than half of all organizations use managed transportation solutions to handle their supply chain activities. In this whitepaper, we debunk some of the common Transportation Management System (TMS) myths with a people-centric approach. Inside you’ll fine the top five reasons companies haven’t implemented managed transportation solutions, […]

Guide to Shipping and Logistics Terminology

Guide to Shipping and Logistics Terminology

If you’re new to the transportation world, or are simply overwhelmed by all of the various terms used in the shipping process, we have just the thing for you. We’ve compiled all of the most commonly used terms and phrases and their definitions in one place to help make your life easier. Download our free […]

Guide To LTL Accessorial Charges

Guide To LTL Accessorial Charges

Are you a shipper who’s looking to get a better handle on what accessorial charges apply to your LTL shipments? Accessorials can differ from one shipper to another depending upon what you ship, where you ship, and many other things that pertain to your business. We lay it all out so it’s easy to understand […]