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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

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 logistics understands the importance of tracking

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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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10 Simple Steps to Successfully Starting a Trucking Company

Written by Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski at FreightCaviar. Are you looking to start a trucking company? Maybe you need more information for you to begin the process. We are here to give you more insight into the business. The trucking industry transports 70% of all freight in the United States, generating nearly $700 billion in revenue. In

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What It’s Like Being a Freight Coordinator: Tracking Drivers

Keeping Up with Drivers is No Easy Task When I was working in the 3PL world, tracking drivers was always an adventure. If you’re already in the trucking industry, you know some of the reasons. If you’re not, buckle up. You’re about to learn some stuff. Back in my day, tracking technology was basically a

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Our New Logo: Adding Personality to Alvys

Written by: Charley Willerton-McKee, Lead Graphic Designer Some Necessary Changes Logos are a big deal. They must express who our company is in an instant, and be memorable enough to drive future growth. Additionally, if it isn’t perceived as “good design,” prepare for years of ridicule and side comments. It’s a difficult decision to reinvent

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