BASICs Are Gone, What Now?

BASICs Are Gone, What Now?

On December 4th, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act”, was signed into law. The FAST Act has major implications for truck transportation in the U.S., including the mandate that the FMCSA remove BASIC Scores from public view. The scores are to...
How Data Can Transform The Manufacturing Industry

How Data Can Transform The Manufacturing Industry

The Rise Of Data Analysis A growing trend across all industries has been the application of big data, with the use of algorithms and the hiring of data scientists becoming commonplace. As businesses collect and store an ever increasing amount of data, the algorithms...
When Is Using Historical Rates Ok?

When Is Using Historical Rates Ok?

Shippers know a carrier’s rate is the amount charged for transporting freight in a particular lane. After working in the transportation and logistics industry for a while, and using the same carriers, shippers may want to use historical rate figures to build...
Spotting Innovative Carriers

Spotting Innovative Carriers

Shippers work with many carriers for their transportation needs. While you want to make sure the carriers you work with are capable of meeting your needs safely and at a fair price, it’s also important to use innovative carriers. Innovative carriers go above and...
What Makes A Great Account Rep

What Makes A Great Account Rep

Shippers that outsource the transportation duties of their company to various trucking carriers are familiar with account representatives. Account reps are responsible for working directly with customers (shippers) to ensure their expectations are achieved. Account...
Should You Request Cargo Insurance?

Should You Request Cargo Insurance?

Following up yesterday’s blog post, which discusses the differences between freight insurance and freight liability, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should...