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TMS integrations with digital freight brokers are gaining momentum

DFM Commentary: Supply Chain Dive’s article explores the rapid integration and use of technology in the freight brokerage marketplace. The partnerships between digital freight brokerages (DFBs) and transportations management systems (TMSs) takes advantage of expanded networks and capabilities to post and respond to shipper load demands more quickly. The resulting proliferation of replicated load postings …

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Industry success calls for data sharing among competitors

DFM Commentary: Tive’s sponsored article makes the case for industry wide collaboration and DFM Data Corp. couldn’t agree more. Data-sharing and collaboration have the power transform the digital freight marketplace and benefit all stakeholders including end consumers and the environment. DFM Data Corp. is the neutral utility built to facilitate that data-sharing amongst competitors. Reach …

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Logistics’ optimization friction challenge

DFM Commentary: Eric Johnson’s article speaks to the rapid progress on internal optimization but the lack of interconnectedness with shippers, TMS’s, and brokers. The posed question is whether a middle connective layer is possible for true ecosystem interconnectedness. That’s the solution that DFM Data Corp. can uniquely provide for the Digital Freight marketplace. Link to …

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Truckstop.com acquires carrier compliance firm RMIS

DFM Commentary: John Paul Hampstead’s article on the acquisition of RMIS by Truckstop explores the benefits to customers and the history of the relationship between the two companies and their leaders. The combined company will have better predictive data to operate and work with customers. More accurate and cleaner data along with broader data-sharing can …

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Collaborative innovation within the maritime sector: the path to grow back better

DFM Commentary: UNCTAD’s article, although specifically addressing the maritime industry, has clear parallels to ground freight transportation in North America. As the freight marketplace embraces digitization, siloed thinking and mindsets need to transition to collaboration and transparency to solve the known and emerging issues in the marketplace. Fragmentation is a clear obstacle. DFM Data Corp. …

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Study issued by Coyote and Emsi examines themes related to the truck driver shortage

DFM Commentary: The driver shortage is getting plenty of airtime and analysis. It’s not easily solved and certainly not overnight. Supply and demand never quite match as the economy and trucking capacity rise and fall. Extending your network through deliberate collaboration with visibility, trust, and transparency provides an optimized capability to best match your truckload …

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Inflection point: Contract rates overtake spot rates

DFM Commentary: Jim Stinson’s article highlights the high price shippers pay for consistent, planned capacity. Broader visibility to freight capacity through standardized data-sharing could help reduce volatility. DFM Data Corp. has the answer in a member governed cooperative structure. Link to Source: https://www.transportdive.com/news/inflection-contract-spot-rates-freight-trucking/594321/ Quotes from Article:

Transportation Visibility — Overview and Current State

DFM Commentary: Charlie Dehoney’s article speaks to how the mandate of visibility from customers and consumers has driven the requirement for increased interconnectedness throughout the supply chain. Charlie lists a number of companies competing for market share in the visibility space through their own silo of networks. DFM Data Corp. offers a neutral member-governed utility …

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Consumer goods group lobbies for federal ‘air traffic control’ for trucks

DFM Commentary: The supply chain keeps this country running and its resiliency was sorely tested during the pandemic. Concern over the broader coordination of freight capacity brings the question – Should the federal government even more closely coordinate and regulate trucking? An neutral utility with an industry-led governance structure would be a much better solution. …

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