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Trends, Issues Affecting Brokers and 3PLs

Trends, Issues Affecting Brokers and 3PLs

Whether you think they are a necessary evil or run a brokerage business yourself, there’s little doubt that freight brokers and third-part logistics providers are an integral part of the transportation and logistics industry.

October 26, 2020

How Trucking Fleets are Running Lean to Survive COVID
Q&A: Daseke CEO Easter on a Year of Transformation

Q&A: Daseke CEO Easter on a Year of Transformation

Don Daseke had a unique vision for the nationwide flatbed carrier he built through a decade of acquisitions. But it was time to turn successful top-line growth into bottom-line profits, and that's where Chris Easter came in.

August 25, 2020

Fighting Racism, Promoting Inclusion Starts with Listening [Commentary]
Technology Helps Flatbed Carrier Grow

Technology Helps Flatbed Carrier Grow

JLE Industries’ goal is “to be the nation’s premier flatbed carrier.” The Pennsylvania-based company has grown from 15 trucks to 350 in just four years and has big plans for more growth this year and into next.

July 5, 2020

Q&A: Flock Freight's Founder on Reinventing LTL

Q&A: Flock Freight's Founder on Reinventing LTL

Oren Zaslansky grew up in the trucking business, started a truckload company at age 21, moved on from there to a brokerage, and then decided he wanted to see how he could use technology to totally reinvent how we think about less-than-truckload freight.

July 2, 2020

5 Ways AI Can Help Trucking
What Artificial Intelligence is Good at – And What it's Not
Q&A: How Schneider is Using Artificial Intelligence

Q&A: How Schneider is Using Artificial Intelligence

Schneider has been racking up the honors for its use of artificial intelligence, so we talked to Brian Stuelpner, Schneider vice president of strategy, planning and architecture, to learn more about AI and how the megafleet is using it in its everyday operations.

May 21, 2020

6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

Executives from Hub Group, M&W Logistics, and U.S. Xpress share how their fleets dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, from creating business continuity plans to telecommuting to helping drivers with coronavirus symptoms.

May 15, 2020

Do Low Spot Freight Rates Mean Brokers Are Gouging Truckers?

Do Low Spot Freight Rates Mean Brokers Are Gouging Truckers?

Freight rates on the spot market in April plunged to five-year lows, thanks to plummeting demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It's so bad, owner-operators have been protesting all over the country, calling for more broker regulation. But is it really a broker problem? Or classic supply and demand?

May 6, 2020

How Dash Cams Improved Safety at Florida Construction Fleet

How Dash Cams Improved Safety at Florida Construction Fleet

Vallencourt Construction has dash cameras in every one of its 100 vehicles. It’s not a common practice among construction fleets, but for Risk Manager Troy Betts, the decision to install dash cams from Samsara two years ago has gone above and beyond his expectations.

May 1, 2020

How On-Time Service, Cleanliness are Helping this Small Fleet through the Pandemic
$350,000 on Hand Sanitizer: How Werner is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

$350,000 on Hand Sanitizer: How Werner is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

How one of the country's largest transportation and logistics companies is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, from free telemedicine and distributing personal protective equipment, to a voluntary pay cut for senior management. An interview with Derek Leathers of Werner Enterprises.

April 22, 2020

Sitting Down with HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators

Sitting Down with HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators

We all know someone who is never satisfied with the way things are — who’s always tinkering, always pushing the envelope, always looking for ways to do things better, like our 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators.

April 22, 2020