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The Future of Trucking: How AI is Revolutionizing Logistics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the logistics industry, allowing businesses to optimize their operations, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. In this blog post, we’ll explore how AI is revolutionizing logistics and what some of its possible applications are. The Power of Predictive Analytics One of the most significant impacts of AI on logistics is

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Software Engineering and Ethics: A Winning Combination

Written by Leo Gorodinski, CTO and Co-Founder at Alvys. As a software development team grows, there’s a tendency for a ‘throw-it-over-the-fence’ model to emerge. This idea refers to a problem that can occur in software development when one team or person develops a piece of software and then “throws it over the fence” to another team or

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A Quick Guide to Semi-Truck Trailers: Styles, Uses, Sizes

When I drive on the interstate, I often find myself contemplating the multitude of semi-trucks that share the road with me. From those hauling 52′ trailers to the ones transporting immense excavation equipment, their presence can be quite daunting. Finding the Right Type of Semi-truck Trailer While it’s easy to get frustrated with these behemoths

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Master Business Communication: 4 Tips for Growth!

Written by Leo Gorodinski, CTO and Co-Founder at Alvys. I’ve always been baffled by how small teams of people can come together and disrupt giant industries. After spending time at both a tiny startup, and a giant corporation, one reason I’ve observed is communication. As the size of the team grows, the number of lines of communication

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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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