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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

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

Logistics Startup's Tech Investment Helped Prepare it for COVID-19
Q&A: DAT Analytics Guru Explains how Freight Forecasting Works

Q&A: DAT Analytics Guru Explains how Freight Forecasting Works

DAT Solutions announced a pilot program for a suite of new rate forecasting and market analysis tools in January ahead of a commercial launch in April. In this HDT interview, we asked the company how this new capability works and how it benefits shippers, brokers and carriers alike.

February 7, 2020

How to Start a Truck-Freight Brokerage

How to Start a Truck-Freight Brokerage

It’s not hard for a motor carrier to set up a brokerage arm— it mostly requires filing paperwork, paying some fees, and arranging a financial bond.

November 22, 2019

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Solve Real-World Trucking and Logistics Challenges
7 Myths About Being a Freight Broker

7 Myths About Being a Freight Broker

Freight brokers hold an essential position in the U.S. transportation industry. They are indispensable middlemen who help cargo get shipped. But when it comes to the freight broker profession, the myths you can hear can be quite wild — and far from reality.

July 25, 2019

Q&A: Transplace's Thomas on 3PLs and Technology

Q&A: Transplace's Thomas on 3PLs and Technology

Transplace says it's the largest transportation management provider in the country. HDT's Deborah Lockridge interviewed Jeff Thomas, senior vice president of capacity services for the 3PL, about relationships between carriers, shippers, and brokers, and how technology is changing that dynamic.

July 22, 2019

Q&A: Convoy on a Better Way to Connect Truckers and Shippers

Q&A: Convoy on a Better Way to Connect Truckers and Shippers

Three years ago, the company Convoy was founded with the goal of using technology to provide an Uber-like service for booking on-demand freight shipments. Investors like Jeff Bezos and Waymo-parent Alphabet have invested in the company, which recently surpassed $1 billion in valuation. HDT's Deborah Lockridge checked in to see what the company is working on now.

December 3, 2018

Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More
Commentary: The First Step in Fixing Detention Times
Mobile Apps as Brokers

Mobile Apps as Brokers

According to a report by consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan, mobile apps are leading the way to what they call “the Uberization” of trucking, or mobile-based freight brokering.

November 18, 2015

Bond Fallout Could Mean One-Third Fewer Brokers in 2014
The $75K Freight Broker Bond Increase in a Nutshell

The $75K Freight Broker Bond Increase in a Nutshell

Freight brokers, like trucking companies, have traditionally represented the American spirit of independence and entrepreneurship. Some people, however, fear that the changes brought about by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which recently took effect, are about to change this.

November 13, 2013

Brokers: Are You Compliant with the New Broker Bond Requirement?

As of Oct. 1, all FMCSA-registered freight brokers and forwarders must have proof of a $75,000 surety bond or trust fund. While much has been reported about the FMCSA’s 60-day phase in period, the fact remains you need a $75K bond or trust in place now in order to legally operate.

October 9, 2013