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

5 Easy Ways To Simplify Freight Claims

5 Easy Ways To Simplify Freight Claims

Posted Jun 16, 2015

In ancient Greek mythology, the labyrinth was an elaborate maze designed by Daedalus for King Minos. The maze was so complex that Daedalus almost became trapped inside its walls forever. And at the heart of the maze, the hero Theseus met a fearsome, horned beast, who battled him and forced him to file freight claims... Read more

Fact or Fiction: Will Machines Take Over Shipping Jobs?

Fact or Fiction: Will Machines Take Over Shipping Jobs?

Posted Jun 05, 2015

On Wednesday, June 3, NPR hosted a familiar debate: will computers and robots make the trucking profession obsolete? “We’ve got cars that can drive themselves on roads in traffic without mishap,” said MIT Professor Andrew McAfee. “The accidents that Google just reported that happened with their autonomous cars, happened because other people rear ended them... Read more

How To Reduce Shipping Costs In Five Steps

How To Reduce Shipping Costs In Five Steps

Posted Jun 03, 2015

Transportation is one of the largest industries in the entire world, encompassing everything from taxis to trains, trucks, airplanes, ocean-going ships and barges, and warehouses in every country on earth. Even a minor delay anywhere along that chain can have major repercussions the world over. For example, shipping and transportation experts from Texas A&M recently... Read more

Regional Parcel Carriers Industry Updates for 2015: Volume Growth, Geographic Expansion & Industry Consolidation

Posted May 12, 2015

By Rob Martinez – President & CEO, Shipware, LLC, (a business partner of Broussard Logistics). What’s new with the regional parcel carries in 2015? It’s safe to say, a tremendous amount of growth and change! The Greek philosopher Heraclitus’ famous quote – The only thing that is constant is change – is an apropos description... Read more