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Freight Brokers Using Technology to Automate Processes – Transport Topics

Panelists (from left) Jason Kerner of Project 44, Robert Nathan of LoadDelivered, Tom Heine of Aljex Software, Noam Frankel of FreightFriend, Scott Moscrip of Truckstop.com and moderator Ramona Hood of FedEx Supply Chain. (Daniel P. Bearth/TT) PALM DESERT, Calif. — Automation isn’t just for trucks. There was plenty of evidence at the Transportation Intermediaries Association …

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The digital broker needs to think outside the app – FreightWaves – Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons New Rang Rover Evoque Autobiography) The union of technology and trucking is like an arranged marriage where the two parties must learn to love each other over years of interaction. Last week FreightWaves, in cooperation with CarrierLists, shared with you the results of their survey data indicating small carriers (<30 trucks) are …

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Freight brokers using new connectivity tools with shippers, carriers – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Technology is fueling a growth in non-asset transportation and logistics. Companies are finding ways to solve more complex problems for shippers and increasing the efficiency and speed of freight transactions with carriers. AFN Logistics specializes in transporting retail goods to fulfill supply chains, many of which are now connected to e-commerce and final-mile deliveries. In …

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New Omnitracs CEO wants the ‘Holy Grail’ of trucking – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Three weeks into his new job as the chief executive of Omnitracs, Ray Greer sat for lunch with trucking media and analysts at the company’s Outlook user conference in Nashville, Feb. 27. Before leading Omnitracs, a mobile fleet management technology provider, Greer was the president of BNSF Logistics, a large third-party logistics (3PL) firm. BNSF …

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Loadtap develops new predictive freight matching technology – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

In 2013, chemical engineer Paramvir Sandhu was working on new formulations for the Armor All/STP Products Company when an “entrepreneurial itch” led him to the trucking industry. He decided to start a trucking company, WF Logistics, with his cousin who had attended the same master’s program at Colorado State University. Their company was generating “a …

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Convoy and Uber Freight take on US truck brokerage – JOC – Chris Barnett, Special Correspondent

Convoy, backed by billionaire tech pioneers Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, and Uber Freight, an offshoot of the globally disruptive ride-sharing giant, are trying to grab a slice of the fragmented US truck brokerage market, taking different routes to lure skeptical drivers and capacity-hungry shippers. The two technology startups are attempting to persuade US shippers …

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3PL Coyote Logistics offering KeepTruckin ELDs to carrier network – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

ELD provider KeepTruckin has a new strategic alliance with Coyote Logistics, a UPS company and third-party logistics service provider, wherein Coyote will be offering KeepTruckin’s FMCSA-compliant ELD system to over 40,000 carriers in its network. Although the ELD mandate has been implemented on December 18, 2017, it has been estimated that nearly 28 percent of truckers are …

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2018 – MH&L – MH&L Staff

While predicting the future is never an easy task, in order to be competitive all businesses need to be able to accurately anticipate what trends will affect them in the coming year. Here is a look at how some companies in the supply chain sector are preparing themselves for the months to come. Standardizing IoT …

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How can technology brokers in logistics grow their market share and compete with the largest 3PL in 2018? – Trent Charlton – LinkedIn

Hint: It’s all about getting owner operators and independent contractors to stay. Strategic partners are the best way for a technology broker to get up and running in a new market. These symbiotic partnerships help the technology broker ramp their volume exponentially to keep their newly on-boarded carriers happy while the strategic account has the …

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Will blockchain extend or disrupt your business? – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

Blockchain is the latest buzzword in transportation and logistics, but how and when this “digital ledger” technology will make an impact remains to be seen.     Perhaps the most anticipated benefit of the technology for carriers is to create smart contracts with shippers to have self-executing freight transactions. With a smart contract, the different …

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