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Parade helps Jones Logistics move to digital brokerage operation

Jones Logistics moves over 150,000 open-deck loads a year, but the specialized nature of the work made it labor-intensive. Even with modern technologies that allowed for simple digital booking capabilities, Jones found each load still required the involvement of a sales representative. The issue was its transportation management system (TMS). It’s not that the system […]

2019 Truckload Brokerage Roundtable: Market calms, but strength persists – by Jeff Berman, Logistics Management – Group News Editor

A year ago at this time, it was widely stated that trucking market conditions were booming due to heightened demand, tight capacity and a strong economy. Today, while it may not be operating at the same elevated levels, the market remains strong overall, even though rates have taken a step back, capacity has loosened and […]

Commentary: How digital brokerage has become a “no-code” endeavor – FreightWaves – Charley Dehoney

FreightWaves features commentary from Market Voices – contributors with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. In the Stone Age of transportation brokerage – the 1980s – technological innovations came in the form of new equipment purchases in an effort to speed up transactions. This might be a second […]

‘Digital Freight Matching’ Isn’t a Product— It’s a Strategic Methodology – Parade.ai – Anthony Sutardja

As freight brokerages look to leverage technologies, automate grunt work, and streamline operations, we hear references such as “Buying ‘digital freight matching’.” Unfortunately, this reference to ‘digital freight matching’ as a ‘product’ is too simplistic. Because every freight brokerage has a different mix of fulfillment opportunities, and each load opportunity has unique requirements, challenges, and […]

Cart Before the Horse: Digital Freight Matching, A.I. and Machine Learning for Freight –

Cart Before the Horse: Digital Freight Matching, A.I. and Machine Learning for Freight 5/8/2019 Strategy and Innovation Technology Technologies are assisting to automate tasks that require lots of repetition and grunt work, allowing people to focus on tasks that require a human touch. In the case of brokerages, it would be impossible for their carrier […]

McLeod Software packs freight matching tools in latest ERP for carriers, brokers – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

McLeod Software announced the latest 18.2 version of LoadMaster and PowerBroker with new ERP functionality for truckload carriers, LTL carriers, brokers and 3PLs fall in these areas: Detention management Version 18.2 of LoadMaster, for motor carriers, has an improved Detention Management module that automatically warns a customer of potential detention problems before they happen. This […]

Transport Pro TMS unveils Load Beacon freight tracking service – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Transport Pro, a web-based transportation management software provider, has a new freight tracking service called Load Beacon. Transport Pro subscribers are non-asset transportation and logistics providers. With the new in-house freight tracking service, its freight brokerage customers can share freight visibility from the Transport Pro TMS platform directly with shippers and freight managers. Many brokers […]

Shippers, 3pls, carriers using new tech to build dedicated freight lanes – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Increasingly, the trends in transportation technology are being driven by e-commerce and the “Amazon Effect.” Transportation companies are investing in new IT systems to fulfill orders with compressed lead times and higher service requirements. AFN Logistics, a Chicago-based 3PL that specializes in supply chain fulfillment for major retailers, is using technology to thrive in the […]

Chaos is good for third-party logistics providers – FreightWaves – Chris Dupin

It’s a good time for 3PLs when capacity is tight and supply chains are speeding up.    The global third-party logistics market is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022. That’s 10 percent of global logistics costs, according to consultants Armstrong & Associates, and a leap from the $802 billion recorded in 2016.   Armstrong […]

Transport Pro, Parade integrate systems to automate load matching – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ|

Transport Pro, a Web-based transportation management system for trucking and third-party logistics companies, has a new partnership with Parade, a freight brokerage technology provider. The partnership combines Parade’s AI-powered carrier management system with Transport Pro as a digital carrier sourcing platform to give brokers access to automation technology at an affordable price point, the companies […]