10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

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Freight Broker article, and permission to publish here, provided by Aaron Anderson at JW Surety Bonds.

The transportation industry has seen a rapid influx of interest and growth over the last several years, and this includes the professionals who work as intermediaries between shippers and carriers.

Licensed freight brokers operate around the country in various markets, helping make the transport of goods a reality for their customers. Currently, more than 17,000 freight brokers work in the United States, either as independent businesses or as part of a team. Many use business license software to keep things operating smoothly.

However, not all freight brokers experience the same degree of success in their profession.

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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

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This inbound freight management article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at cerasis.com.

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program.

Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide, automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more.

Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly.

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How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

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The unfolding covid-19 pandemic has impacted global supply chains in myriad ways including in the area of air cargo. In fact one of the most dramatic of these has been a seismic shift in the way that we ship goods by air. 

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16 Questions that Keep Supply Chain Managers Up at Night! (Infographic)

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Questions that keep Supply Chain Managers up at night article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com.

With so many things currently happening on the container shipping front, we bet supply chain and logistics managers are having a hard time focusing. There are are certainly many questions that keep supply chain and logistics professionals up at night, regardless of the current socio-economic and geo-political situations. 

Have a look at our infographic to remind you of 16 things you should always keep in mind when looking at supply chain and logistics.

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How to Create a Digital Marketing Strategy for a Logistics Company!

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The power of digitalization is evident in many spheres and industries, including the logistics one. As the technologies develop, the means for promoting logistics services with a digital marketing strategy has also changed.

For instance, logistics marketing heavily relies on digital channels of communication. The same goes for logistics advertising that primarily uses online promotion rather than standard media channels.

Companies that operate in the industry of logistics also have to keep up with the times and adjust the marketing strategy accordingly. This would help to maximize the effectiveness of the existing marketing effort and discover new horizons.

Read this article to find out more about logistics marketing and learn the specifics of logistics business plan creation.

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The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

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Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com.

Truckers and shippers have real fears over the effects and long-term impact of the supply chain coronavirus disruption. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to change basic supply chain functions.

UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller, more local carriers to keep up with their pace. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor, “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. have vanished per day.”

The entire situation seems to be on track to a worsening, and shippers need to understand that the supply chain coronavirus is having a worldwide impact that will undoubtedly continue for the coming weeks.

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Chinese New Year: Tips to Keep Your Supply Chain Efficient! (Infographic)

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Chinese New Year article, and permission to publish here, provided by Louis at https://excelsior.ph/

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and more and more freight companies are working on how to sustain productivity and efficiency.

For small businesses that are new to experiencing this holiday, during Chinese New Year, some China-based companies are temporarily shutting down their activities to celebrate and administer different superstitions to have a healthy and prosperous New Year.

And this is also the time of year where freight demands shoot up, prices increase, and containers easily become full making it expensive and difficult to import.

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The Road to Freight Management Hell!

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Freight Management Hell article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at cerasis.com.

The road to freight management Hell is laden with poor freight visibility and outdated systems. Failures within freight data visibility contribute to compounding consequences throughout downstream supply chain operations, and the problem only grows worse from there.

Yet, many continue to operate with blind ignorance of the real problem—limited visibility.

According to Dan Cicerchi via Transport Topics:

“A recent benchmark study by ‘American Shipper’ called ‘A Clear View of Supply Chain’ asked supply chain decision-makers which transportation and logistics challenges are most critical to their enterprises. Underscoring the rising importance of freight visibility, nearly three-fourths of respondents cited visibility, coming in second only to cost reduction.

Those that prioritize freight visibility will have a competitive advantage over those that do not.”

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Does Your Business Benefit From Heavy-Haul Trucking?

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Heavy-Haul trucking article and permission to publish here provided by Saheer Gurjot.

Trucking might just be the one key thing that turned western societies into industrial powerhouses. The ability for one business to create goods in one area, and then have someone else in another area receive those goods without having to go pick them up, really revolutionized the way that societies operate.

It’s such an effective method that it hasn’t changed much even after all these years. Besides heavy haul trucking businesses actually getting better at what they do, with better equipment and quicker delivery times with advanced GPS routes, the principles are still the same.

 If you operate a business that creates goods and needs to ship those goods out, you might not have any way of doing this and have had to rely on some expensive methods. Perhaps you would benefit greatly by going with a trusted trucking service.

Here are some key ways in which you can benefit. 

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Digital Opportunity for 3PL Logistics Operations!

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Digital opportunity article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by bringg.com.

Third-party logistics (or 3PL) providers, are standing on the brink of breakout growth. The shipper ecosystem is burgeoning with more delivery orders, more inventory to be managed, more deliveries and more services than ever before.

The global 3PL market, valued at $728.6B USD back in 2018, is expected to reach $1.5 BILLION by 2025. While 3PL providers want to adapt to this new market opportunity, their existing logistics operations often have a hard time keeping pace with these growing demands.

In this increasingly challenging environment, technology has become an integral part of expanding and maintaining competitive logistics services.

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5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chain!

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Autonomous trucking article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson.

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

Companies have a vested interest in exploring how an autonomous fleet can help their business in the not-so-distant future. Reductions in costs and simplification of processes are some of the many benefits we’ll discuss.

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The Shipping and Receiving Process Guide! (Infographic)

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Shipping and Receiving article and permission to publish here provided by Misty Skinner, VP Marketing at BR Williams Trucking Inc.

We have talked about why choosing proper 3PL logistics services and a trucking company with a modern warehouse management system (WMS) is crucial to any successful supply chain management process.

Within the supply chain process, there is a much smaller piece of the puzzle that is arguably the most critical component in maintaining accurate inventory: 

The Inbound and Outbound Logistics Process. That is, Shipping and Receiving!

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1001 Networks Offers Delivery Solutions! (Sponsored)

Article and permission to publish here provided by Damien Chapus, CEO and Founder of 1001 Networks.

In December 2019, 1001 Networks officially launched!

This site, which operates out of Antibes, France allows people to take control over their business’ shipping and delivery needs. The website offers a place for people to come together and share information.

Right on the homepage of the website, people can see real customer reviews of companies. These detail the experiences people had with their chosen provider, and allows others to learn who to use, or not to use. 

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Junk Mail is Clogging the Supply Chain!

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Every week I receive approximately 20 -25 pieces of physical mail in my mailbox. Amazingly, week after week only 1-2 pieces of that mail are actually bills or other items that I should be getting.

The rest is Junk!

That’s right 95% of the mail that I get is Junk and gets immediately thrown in the recycle bin.

But that Junk mail still takes resources to be made and distributed.

What an absolute waste!

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Ensuring Delivery Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic!

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Delivery safety article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at bringg.com.

As the general public transitions away from crowded public spaces, delivery has gone from being a convenience to a necessity. Over the last few weeks, we have worked with business leaders around the world, discussing how to best meet this growing demand, while ensuring driver and customer safety.

Below are the five key elements of maintaining delivery safety and continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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