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All TMS’ Are Not Created Equal: How to Make the Right Choice

Written by Nick Darman, CEO and Founder at Alvys 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

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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

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6 Trucking Software to Help Manage Your Small Fleet

Written by Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski at FreightCaviar. If you’re a small trucking company, you might believe you cannot afford to invest in technology to improve your processes. You may also think that you do not need technology at this stage. I am not here to tell you how to run your business, but I want to

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What is FTL? – The Complete Guide to Full Truckload

The trucking industry is a lot like the military: they both use way more acronyms than should even exist. The good news is we’re here to help with some of that trucking alphabet soup. We’re here to give you the rundown on one of the most important acronyms in the entire logistics industry: FTL. In

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Better Company Culture: 6 Signs of a Healthy Workplace

Written by Leo Gorodinski, CTO and Co-Founder at Alvys I had an incredible experience at Jet, having front row seats to what would become the largest e-commerce acquisition in history (at that time). That experience taught me a lot about company culture as I got to see it emerge in real-time. Anyone in business knows

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Siloed Technology Is Not Good for Trucking Companies

Written by Nick Darman, CEO and Founder at Alvys Until recently, the investment potential of the supply chain has been largely overlooked. The eyes of the tech world were focused elsewhere, and there wasn’t much innovation coming from companies unless they were already involved in logistics. That changed when the world went on lockdown during

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The 6 Best Location Tracking Software for Your Business in 2022

Written by Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski at FreightCaviar. Finding the right freight tracking software can be challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with all the available products. This article will cover 6 of the best location tracking software options for freight brokers and trucking companies in 2022. Growing Your Business with New Technology Anyone who has worked in

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What It’s Like Being a Freight Coordinator: Lost Freight

If you’re new to shipping, you probably don’t know the true despair that comes with lost freight. If you thought people got mad about missed pickups, missed deliveries, or delayed shipments, buckle up – you’re in for a ride. While it seems insane that entire pallets of stuff can just go missing, it’s a reality

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What It’s Like Being a Freight Coordinator: Identifying Freight Classes

Working in the 3PL world, some people envy LTL coordinators, because they think they’re sitting on easy street with a fleet of trucks always ready for their freight. Others – specifically the people actually working in LTL – know better. LTL is a wild west of quoting freight, coordinating deliveries, tracking drivers, and praying for

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