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Alvys Introduces Smart Text and IFTA Calculator

We at Alvys have some exciting new features we can’t wait to tell you all about! With our Smart Text feature you can stop that phone from blowing up and wasting energy trying to piece together what happened to that load. Alvys keeps all relevant texts and communications together with the load so you can

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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,

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