Warning: Don’t Use a Free Bill of Lading Creator Without Reading This…

Warning: Don’t Use a Free Bill of Lading Creator Without Reading This…

Posted Dec 11, 2015

A bill of lading is one of the most important documents in shipping and trade, an industry that accounts for 6% of the entire global economy. In general, a bill of lading performs three functions in shipping: The bill documents that the carrier agreed to carry the goods in question and notes any problems with... Read more

The 3 Steps To Mastering Freight Bill Audit & Payment

The 3 Steps To Mastering Freight Bill Audit & Payment

Posted Nov 20, 2015

Outside the world of shipping, few people remember the unfortunate case of Trendset, a South Carolina freight payment company that was sunk by an embezzlement scam. Even though the company promptly alerted both its clients and the authorities, it was too late. Unfortunately, it’s incidents like that that convince some C-Level executives to handle the ... Read more

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