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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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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

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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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