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Freight Broker Tips: How to negotiate freight rates on your lanes 

Recent trends in truckload rates cast a cloud over the North American freight market. As rates fell, record fuel prices, inflation and geopolitical...

Solving for Uncertainty: Why freight rate forecasts benefit from transparency

The freight market has been volatile since the start of the pandemic. Now, with the conflict in Ukraine, inflation, increased consumer demand, and...

4 keys to freight rate forecasting with artificial intelligence

Transportation providers make pricing decisions every day to attempt to win loads that will be moving in the coming days, weeks or months....

Spot and Contract Freight: What’s the difference and why it matters

Classification systems make it possible to group and organize data, like freight rates, to compare with other data. In the transportation industry, freight...

Bid With Confidence: How to win on your terms

After the pandemic flipped the world upside down, the truckload marketplace cratered. Then, just as quickly, it rebounded, with pent-up demand and capacity...

Rising Fuel Prices: A Trucker’s Guide to High Fuel Costs

President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will release one million barrels of oil reserves per day for the next...

How fuel cards help trucking companies tackle inflation

These days, everyone’s feeling the pinch at the pump. For trucking companies, it’s especially painful, since fuel is the largest operating cost for...

How shippers can use analytics to optimize fleet management

Shippers have been evaluating private, dedicated and for-hire fleet strategies more frequently during the last two years of freight market volatility.Freight demand has...

3 ways to optimize LTL and truckload strategies with rate analytics

Of all the variables in transportation, which ones do shippers evaluate most often? The answer is the mode, but not just in terms...

How to monitor routing guide performance

Transportation costs flew off the guard rails in 2021. Truckload rates climbed as demand spiked amid a resurgent COVID pandemic, capacity shortages and...
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