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Masters of Logistics 28th Edition: Find your digital direction – Logistics Management

Given the number of available and emerging digital solutions capable of transforming and improving logistics and supply chain operations, why are many firms still spinning their wheels instead of driving forward? By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph.D., professor, University of Tennessee; Christopher A. Boone, Ph.D., assistant professor, Mississippi State University; Karl B. Manrodt, Ph.D., professor, Georgia College […]

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 […]

J.B. Hunt to integrate with project 44 visibility platform – CCJ – CCJ Staff

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, plans to integrate a visibility platform from project 44 (p44) into J.B. Hunt 360 to provide its customers with real-time access to shipment information regardless of carrier, eliminating the need for multiple carrier data integrations. J.B. Hunt 360 provides businesses […]

J.B. Hunt, project44 sign IT pact allowing Hunt customers to access all carrier data on one platform

Transport giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) said today it has joined with technology provider project44 on a venture allowing Hunt’s customers using its “J.B. Hunt 360” digital marketplace to connect with their truckload and less-than-truckload carrier partners on one interface, a move Hunt said will end the process of needing to build data […]

Growing Logistics Startup FourKites Moving to Larger Office – Transport Topics

Shipping logistics startup FourKites is moving its office to the West Loop Gate neighborhood of Chicago, having outgrown its space in the Loop. The growing software company operates in an industry that is drawing increasing investment as e-commerce giant Amazon.com redefines consumers’ expectations regarding shipping and deliveries. After raising $35 million earlier this year, Chicago-based […]

2018 Truckload Brokerage Roundtable: Game On – Logistics Management – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

No matter who you talk to about the trucking market, one thing is very clear: market conditions just may be the best that they’ve ever been. There are a host of reasons for this, including strong demand, tight capacity and a growing economy. What’s more, the truckload brokerage market, a segment that continues to see […]

Today’s Pickup: An analyst summarizes a panel on the disruption of the brokerage industry – FreightWaves – John Kingston

Good day, At FreightWaves, we’re still buzzing about the events of Transparency18, and the outstanding feedback we received about the event. Susquehanna transport analyst Bascome Majors published a list of “takeaways” from his visit to Transparency18, and here’s what he had to say about one panel on digital disruption in the brokerage business: “We attended […]

Demo block 1: the rise of hardware and data agnosticism – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

‘Agnostic’ was a word that kept coming up during the first round of technology product demonstrations at Transparency18 in Atlanta. Envio 360’s drayage optimization platform is “TMS agnostic” and open platform; Konexial’s GoLoad technology is agnostic with regard to telematics and TMS systems; FullBay’s cloud-based diesel truck maintenance solution is agnostic to repair shop and […]

XPO Connect has a chance to make a statement for incumbent logistics providers in the digital marketplace – FreightWaves

(Photo: Shutterstock) XPO Logistics, a $15 billion logistics company, announced they are releasing a new digital platform that shippers can use to manage their shipments. It will allow the shipper to track, trace, request quote, and manage the amount of spend they have with the logistics provider. Having access to the resources to develop tools […]

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 […]