The Right 3PL Bridges Gap Between Shippers and Carriers

The Right 3PL Bridges Gap Between Shippers and Carriers

Posted Aug 12, 2015

In the minds of some shippers, a common objection to working with a third party logistics (3PL) firm is that they ‘get between’ the shipper and the carrier. There can be a misconception that creating another layer by adding a 3PL as a vendor might reduce communication or disrupt service. This couldn’t be further from... Read more

Update: In August 2015, Truck Driver Shortage Worse Than Ever

Update: In August 2015, Truck Driver Shortage Worse Than Ever

Posted Aug 11, 2015

By its very nature, the entire transportation industry is connected in both direct and subtle ways. A slowdown in oil production can increase fuel prices around the world. A strike at a West Coast port could tie up trade in Asia. Congested, backed up rail lines are causing longer commutes for workers. But one problem... Read more

Struggling To Find Qualified Drivers? 3 Ways To Get Better Applicants

Struggling To Find Qualified Drivers? 3 Ways To Get Better Applicants

Posted Jul 28, 2015

The transportation industry makes the world go ’round, literally. The core activities of the industry make up 6% of global economic activity, and at the heart of the transportation industry are truck drivers. In many ways, truckload shipping and LTL shipping provide the hard, grizzled backbone of the transportation sector. As falling fuel prices caused... Read more

It’s Time To Reconsider Green Initiatives…

It’s Time To Reconsider Green Initiatives…

Posted Jul 21, 2015

In many ways, the transportation industry is the backbone of the entire economy. Not only does it make up 6% of all economic activity, but it also allows other industries and enterprises to function — from mom-and-pop corner stores to massive energy companies. As we move deeper into the 21st century, more customers (and government... Read more

Five Reasons Why ACH Payments to Vendors Make Sense

Five Reasons Why ACH Payments to Vendors Make Sense

Posted Jun 22, 2015

By Sarah Broussard, Controller – Broussard Logistics On February 24, 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported that JPMorgan Chase – the nation’s largest bank – announced it would cut 300 branches by the end of 2016 along with many of the employees in those branches. The move includes increasing the number of ATMs in branches... Read more

The Big 3: How Companies Perform Freight Auditing

The Big 3: How Companies Perform Freight Auditing

Posted Jun 18, 2015

An estimated 80% of shippers overpay because they fail to compare service levels and properly observe transit times. Furthermore, researchers at Texas AandM recently found that the humble traffic jam, bane of shippers the world over, cost the U.S. economy a staggering $121 billion in 2011, while also burning through an extra 2.9 billion gallons... Read more