Alvys logo in blue.

Author: Alvys

The Secrets of Freight Factoring: Your Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to the complete guide to freight factoring. Freight factoring is sometimes called load factoring or trucking factoring, but for this guide we are going to keep things simple and refer to it by its most common name, “freight factoring.” In this guide we will discuss what freight factoring is, give some options for factoring

Read More

5 Tips For Managing Technical Debt with Development Teams

Written by Leo Gorodinski, CTO and Co-Founder at Alvys What is Technical Debt? This is a phrase used to describe the implementation of simple or poorly written code that will then need re-writing as a system evolves, and how it gets more difficult to fix that code as more time passes. You are in debt

Read More

10 Things Your TMS Should Do For Your Trucking Company

As a trucking company owner or manager, you have a lot of responsibilities to juggle. You have to coordinate shipments, schedule deliveries, manage drivers, and keep track of finances, among other things. It can be overwhelming at times, which is why you need a reliable sidekick to help you out. Enter the transportation management system

Read More

How to Keep Truck Drivers Happy in 8 Easy Steps

If you’re a trucking company owner or manager, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to keep your drivers happy. After all, happy drivers tend to be more productive, more reliable, and more likely to stick around, which is good for everyone. But let’s be real – it’s not

Read More

JOC – Inland Distribution 2022 – Interview with Nick Darman

The Journal of Commerce (JOC) Inland Distribution conference is a gathering place for all things logistics. Starting at imports and exports, the Inland Distribution conference covers intermodal rail, trucking, and other modes of transportation. This gathering is meant to bring the minds of the logistics world together under one roof to discuss problems within the

Read More

Why Your Drivers Hate You and What You Can Do About It

Written by Shaniin Morales-Lewin, Event Marketing Manager at Alvys It’s no secret. Drivers are necessary to move your load from point A to B – it’s not teleportation or rocket science. Amidst technological advancements, drivers remain a key vertebrae in the backbone of logistics.  The only thing more important than your drivers is communication with your drivers.

Read More

What is 3PL? – The Complete Guide to Third Party Logistics

Acronyms make the world go round. From LMAO to SOS, it seems like we’re constantly inundated by letters taking the place of words. The trucking industry is no different. We’ve learned about FTL and LTL in previous blog posts. Today, we’re going to tie a bow on our introductory trucking acronyms by teaching you all

Read More

What is LTL? – The Complete Guide to Less-Than-Truckload

Are trucking acronyms making your head spin? Were you transported back to your college days when someone said you needed to order a reefer last week? Did someone mention that you have an LTL shipment going to Ohio, and you’re not exactly sure what that means? Don’t worry. We’re here to help. In this guide,

Read More

All TMS Software Is Not Created Equal: How to Choose The Right TMS

What Makes a Good TMS? Transportation Management Systems have to organize many complicated workflows. They provide the backbone for your entire logistics operation. It starts with finding loads and scheduling them. Then you have to monitor those loads and check-in with drivers. Finally, you have to make sure everything gets delivered on time and paid

Read More

How Much Money Do Freight Brokers Make

Written by Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski at FreightCaviar. There is a notion that it pays to be a broker in the world of freight. It can seem like carriers are doing most of the work for the least amount of money. But does this idea hold weight? It’s common that dispatchers and truckers think brokers are making

Read More

Complete the form to get a quick demo