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

NMFTA Drastically Cuts Time to Notify Carrier of Concealed Damage

NMFTA Drastically Cuts Time to Notify Carrier of Concealed Damage

Posted May 05, 2015

NMFTA recently made a change to the time allowed a consumer to report concealed damage to the carrier who delivered the freight. Effective April 18, 2015, the consumer is required to notify, either verbally or in writing, the carrier of concealed damage within five (5) days of delivery. This is a reduction of 10 days... Read more

A Look Inside Target’s Free Shipping Policy: How Free Shipping Affects Customer Engagement

A Look Inside Target’s Free Shipping Policy: How Free Shipping Affects Customer Engagement

Posted Apr 21, 2015

Shipping is an integral part of most businesses these days and is a pretty big business itself. FedEx (which serves 220 nations worldwide) delivers about nine million packages each day, and racked up over $44 billion in revenue in 2013. UPS also offers international shipping and brought in over $55 billion in revenue in 2013.... Read more

State Troopers Become Unlikely Lobbyists for Trucking and Railroad Industries

State Troopers Become Unlikely Lobbyists for Trucking and Railroad Industries

Posted Apr 21, 2015

In the ever-evolving battle between the trucking and railroad industries, an unlikely third party is playing a rather important role. State Troopers, who are lobbying in Washington this month for their own interests, are also lobbying in support of the railroad industry. According to the New York Times, Congress is now preparing to take up... Read more