The Top 3 Reasons Shippers Are Outsourcing Freight Claim Management in 2015

The Top 3 Reasons Shippers Are Outsourcing Freight Claim Management in 2015

Posted Nov 16, 2015

We know that shippers operate in a high stakes industry, one with an out-sized amount of stress. That’s because you’re a part of one of the world’s largest industries. Transportation not only accounts for 6% of all economic activity, but without it all other industries would grind to a halt, literally. And what’s one of... Read more

How Exactly Does LTL Freight Brokerage Software Cut LTL Shipping Costs?

How Exactly Does LTL Freight Brokerage Software Cut LTL Shipping Costs?

Posted Oct 08, 2015

Congested rail lines have been backing up shipping routes all over North America this decade. And in the years ahead, it’s absolutely critical that shippers have the ability to make informed decisions about their shipping operations using real-time data. Transportation and shipping is not only one of the largest industries in the United States, but... Read more

Should Falling Diesel Fuel Costs Result In Lower Motor Carrier Profits?

Should Falling Diesel Fuel Costs Result In Lower Motor Carrier Profits?

Posted Oct 06, 2015

By Steve Broussard, CTL, CTB – Broussard Logistics Many motor carriers and Wall Street analysts have recently stated that “falling” diesel fuel prices have resulted in “lower earnings” for carriers, which confirms what many in the industry have alleged for years…the fuel surcharge is a profit center for many carriers. The purpose of the fuel... Read more

The Best Transportation Software for 2016 Provides These 4 Critical Services

The Best Transportation Software for 2016 Provides These 4 Critical Services

Posted Oct 05, 2015

Yes, fuel prices will stay low through 2017, but that means traffic is only going to get worse. And back in 2011 when traffic was comparably light, traffic delays cost the U.S. economy an estimated $121 billion. And with a vulnerable infrastructure, congested trucking and rail routes, and the global financial downturn, many shippers and... Read more

FedEx Announces 2016 General Rate Increase and Other Changes

FedEx Announces 2016 General Rate Increase and Other Changes

Posted Sep 17, 2015

By Rob Martinez – President & CEO, Shipware, LLC, (a business partner of Broussard Logistics). FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective Jan. 4, 2016 as follows: FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services.... Read more

Attention Shippers: The Easiest Way To Lower Parcel Cost (And Fast)

Attention Shippers: The Easiest Way To Lower Parcel Cost (And Fast)

Posted Sep 11, 2015

Previously, we’ve touched on dozens of simple ways to reduce freight costs. No doubt you already know that controlling transportation costs can make the difference between finishing a quarter in the red or in the black. These solutions can be relatively simple, like switching to bubble wrap (75% cheaper than foam spacers). Then there’s solutions... Read more