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Spot rates on pace to break 2018 records, how long will they stay there?

Article written by Andrew Cox This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 80 (Carriers) Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 80 (Carriers) Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 75 (Carriers) The DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index uses the analytics and data contained in FreightWaves SONAR to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for …

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BulkLoads TMS product for bulk commodities will be integrated into Barchart

Article written by John Kingston BulkLoads.com, the online load board to match truck capacity to haulers needing to move bulk commodities like grains, has signed a deal to have its transportation management system (TMS) built into a third-party platform. Jared Finn, the operating partner with BulkLoads, said his service will be built into the commodity …

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Final-mile issues hamstring 3PLs’ e-commerce fulfillment growth

Article written by Mark Solomon High costs, low margins keep providers away  Final mile remains daunting (Image: Shutterstock) Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have, for the most part, been bystanders as the e-commerce gold rush surges past. The reason for the laggard status is the 3PLs’ inability to master the all-important yet challenging final-mile delivery component. …

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J.B. Hunt gets dibs on trying out Freightliner electric eCascadia

Article written by Alan Adler Daimler’s Customer Experience Fleet aims to amp interest in electric trucks  J.B. Hunt Transport completed its first delivery with a Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 electric truck. (Photo: J.B. Hunt Transport) J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. is running drayage from the Port of Los Angeles in a Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric truck. The …

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Short-term rentals give carriers the flexibility to survive downturns

Article written by Ashley Coker  (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) The transportation and logistics industry is rife with unpredictability, and shifting market conditions can cause a company’s equipment needs to change dramatically from one moment to the next. Buying or leasing equipment to meet surging demand can backfire once the market cools off and the carrier is …

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Technology is changing the way freight brokerages operate

Article written by Brian Straight Artificial intelligence and machine learning are just two of the cutting-edge technologies brokerages are deploying Digital brokerages have dominated headlines in recent years, but some old standbys continue to perform. And for some of them, like XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), the idea that digital brokerages represent a new way of …

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Koch-owned KBX teams up with Transflo on electronic BOLs

Article written by John Kingston KBX Logistics has entered into a partnership with Transflo to expand the use of electronic bill-of-lading and electronic proof-of-delivery solutions to KBX customers. KBX is an arm of privately owned Koch Industries. On its website it describes itself as the sixth-largest 3PL in the U.S., managing more than $1 billion …

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RedwoodConnect 2.0 sets sights on simplifying TMS integration

Article written by Jack Glenn Logistics companies across the sector agree: Integrating transportation management systems (TMS) is cumbersome. Complicated wiring isn’t the only thing leaving businesses tangled. Problems such as communication errors, tight deadlines and overwhelmed IT staff often make integration costs spiral out of control. Chicago-based Redwood Logistics aims to eliminate these inefficiencies and simplify the …

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FedEx Freight expanding cross-border operation in Laredo

Article written Noi Mahoney New distribution center in Laredo will almost double capacity of previous facility Bullish on cross-border trade, FedEx Freight is expanding the size of its operations in Laredo, Texas. FedEx Freight’s new, 166-door service center will be more than 142,000 square feet, located on 61 acres, said FedEx spokesman Ron Mears. “The new service …

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Commentary: FleetOps tries to solve data fragmentation issues in trucking

Article written by Brian Aoaeh Company raises $6M for its AI-driven trucking marketplace The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. Author’s Disclosure: I am not an investor in FleetOps, either personally or through REFASHIOND Ventures. I have no financial relationship …

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