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September 3, 2015

FourKites Offers Free Load Tracking to Brokers

Freight tracking technology provider FourKites has introduced FourKites CarrierLink, a free mobile app and tracking service for small to mid-size brokers.

August 12, 2015

Cargomatic Officially Expands to NYC Market

Cargomatic announced the shipping platform’s official launch into the New York City metropolitan market.

August 6, 2015

MacroPoint Offers Tracking Integration With Revenova TMS

MacroPoint announced an integration with Revenova’s multi-modal transportation management system for shippers brokers and third-party logistics companies.

July 10, 2015

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.

July 9, 2015

Shipping Execs Reveal Frustration with Hazmat Regs

Labelmaster has released the findings of a survey it conducted of shipping executives that reveals their frustrations with confusing hazardous materials regulations.

June 18, 2015

Cargomatic Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Cargomatic announced that Sean Whiteley has joined the company as its chief operating officer charged with overseeing operations, sales and marketing efforts for the company.

March 31, 2015

Online Load Boards Keep Freight Moving

Truckers, shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers have more options than ever to find trucks or loads and to do so much quicker.

February 5, 2015

ComFreight Matches Trucking Companies with Freight

ComFreight is a mobile web app that helps match freight with empty truck space. Carriers and independent truckers can use the app to connect with large commercial shippers and freight brokers to fill free capacity.

January 29, 2015

3PLs Today and Tomorrow

Outsourcing their transportation management functions to 3PLs gives shippers more flexibility to meet their shipping needs and access to the latest transportation management technologies.

October 23, 2014

Forklift Inflator Speeds Up Trailer Load Times

The Forklift Inflator is an air pump made by Shippers Products that attaches to a forklift and provides a portable way to inflate dunnage airbags when loading a trailer with cargo.

September 11, 2014

Capacity Crunch Changes Relationships Between Carriers, Shippers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Partnership. Collaboration. Shipper of Choice. These were the buzzwords at this week's FTR Transportation Conference as truck and rail providers, shippers and others discussed the current capacity crunch and what's ahead for the freight transportation industry.

August 18, 2014

Shippers Air Concerns about Driver Coercion Proposal

Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.

August 7, 2014

New Subscription Service Offers Trucking Company, Shipper Information

Data Driven Shipping has launched a subscription service for finding and downloading trucking company and shipper information online.

July 22, 2014

Carriers in the Driver's Seat for Shippers Looking for Preferred Status

Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says her inbox delivered a sure sign that there's a capacity crunch -- advice to help shippers get "preferred" status at motor carriers.

July 9, 2014

The Growth of Rail Intermodal

An article in DC Velocity says domestic intermodal "appears to have come of age." Deborah Lockridge looks at the issue in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

May 29, 2014

Bill Would Set National Liability Standard for Shippers, Brokers

Several House Republicans are proposing a national standard to protect buyers of trucking services from claims that they were negligent when selecting the carrier. The bill by Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., says that shippers and brokers would not be liable for negligence claims at the state level if they made sure that the carrier is registered at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has the required insurance and does not have an unsatisfactory safety rating.

March 4, 2014

Could Growing Popularity of Intermodal Actually Mean Fewer Drays?

While some trucking companies have added short-haul rail intermodal dray services to their mix of options, some shippers are looking to cut down the amount they spend on drayage by building distribution centers right alongside rail facilities.

January 27, 2014

Study Identifies Trends in Freight Charges for Shippers

The third party logistics provider Transplace has released the results of its annual benchmarking study that includes data from more than 150 shippers, representing more than $12 billion dollars in annual freight spending.

January 21, 2014 Unveils Freight Service for Small Carriers has rolled out a new service designed for trucking companies with 40 or fewer power units to help them get on a shipper’s “approved carrier list.”

January 14, 2014

California Issues Reminder over Compliance with Reefer Rules

The California Air Resources Board is reminding brokers, forwarders, shippers and receivers that hire motor carriers to transport perishable goods on California highways to re-establish due diligence in their hiring practices with the start of 2014.



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