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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.

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Industry Group Defines First Blockchain Standards

The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Standards Council Board has approved its first official standard as it seeks to establish industry-wide framework for the emerging, Internet-based, logistics tracking technology.

The Changes Driving Trucking Are Accelerating

Change happens quickly in trucking, and the pace of change will only accelerate in the coming years, according to Susan Beardslee, principal analyst at ABI Research, whether that's electric vehicles, blockchain, government actions, or disruptive technologies.

Blockchain-Based Shipment Uses Smart Contracts

Startup company dexFreight says it has completed its first blockchain-based shipment using smart contracts, allowing the shipper and carrier to directly connect, negotiate rates, and schedule pickup and delivery.

McLeod Software Targets 'Extreme Connectivity' for Truck Fleets, Brokers

“Extreme connectivity” is the buzzword at McLeod Software, said President Tom McLeod at the company’s 2018 user conference, whether that’s helping its fleet and broker customers connect with load matching, working with truck makers on how to connect autonomous trucks to real-world fleet business, using blockchain to automate payments, or connecting with products that haven’t even been developed yet.