Using transportation management software (TMS) is a powerful way to gain control and visibility over your supply chain – but trying to decide which TMS to use can be overwhelming. There are so many different software platforms and companies who offer a TMS product. How can you choose the best option for you?
Shipping LTL can be very confusing for a first-timer. It's a complex industry, but we're here to help! For total beginners, we've released a free guide on LTL freight and how to ship it.
The debate about which kind of provider is “better” – asset based or non-asset based – has been ongoing for years. Some argue that they’ll only work with asset based carriers, others swear by sourcing everything to a single 3PL, and a good amount of companies work with a mix of both kinds of providers. When you’re trying to decide which type of provider is a good fit for your business, weighing the pros and cons can be difficult when you haven’t had the experience of working with both. Check out the pros of working with a non-asset based provider in this blog.
Fraud in transportation is on the rise again, and the culprits are getting craftier year over year. Fraudulent pickups, double brokering, and scams involving advances paid for services rendered make up a network of scammers so profitable, it’s reaping rewards for the scammers while leaving innocent parties to clean up the mess. As a top logistics company and leading third party logistics provider, we are always on the cutting edge of trends, keeping a watchful eye on fraud and ways to prevent it when our customers ship freight. Read more to learn 3 easy steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
This year has been a difficult one in the world of transportation and logistics. Ordinarily predictable seasonal trends have been skewed due to unforeseen events. The harsh winter weather that impacted the entire US this year delayed produce season significantly. Now we’re facing another shift in the beginning of a season, this time sooner rather than later: intermodal peak season. Generally, peak season for intermodal begins much later in the year, as imports increase due to the upcoming holiday season. However, June is the magic month this year because buyers and importers are all rushing to get their goods through the West Coast ports before June 30.