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Is it Time to Rethink Shipper-Carrier Contracts?

Some people believe that the move toward more dynamic, technology-driven interactions between shippers, carriers, and brokers could mean changes in the traditional way carriers work with shippers – including less reliance on the traditional year-long contract.

Uber Freight Facility Insights Reinforce Need for Speed

Uber Freight published its first report delving into the results of its new Facility Ratings, reinforcing what we already knew -- keeping trucks and drivers waiting at facilities is the biggest mistake shippers make when it comes to being a "shipper of choice."

Logistics Costs Climb as Supply-Chain Capacity Tightens

With much thanks to the booming economy, logistics costs incurred by U.S. businesses jumped 11.4% last year, reaching $1.64 trillion– or 8% of the $20.5 trillion gross domestic product of the entire United States in 2018.

Lanehub Rewarding Shippers for Connecting Carriers With New Customers

Lanehub, a collaborative transportation network that helps shippers and carriers team up to optimize capacity on recurring freight lanes, is adding incentives to reward shippers that help their current carriers team up with other shippers that need them for a backhaul lane.

Amazon's Latest Drone Design Aims for 30-Minute Deliveries

Amazon unveiled its latest drone design at the company’s re:MARS Conference that is capable of delivering packages to customers in less than 30 minutes, though it's not certain exactly when they will be deployed in the real world.