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Trucking visibility: A fragmented past

Trucking visibility: A fragmented past

May 09, 2022
Transportation visibility is highly sought after by shippers and carriers. This article highlights the evolution of customers’ expectations into order visibility, what end-to-end visibility truly means and what it will take to achieve it.  Consumers in the U.S. are accustomed to knowing where their item is, at almost any time. They get emails and texts […]
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Trucking visibility: Investment accelerates to meet today’s challenges

Trucking visibility: Investment accelerates to meet today’s challenges

April 29, 2022
In recent years, the ELD mandate and changing consumer expectations led to a push for greater visibility from shipping and trucking companies. This article discusses how these factors contributed to these companies investing more in real-time transportation visibility solutions.  Visibility between shippers and carriers is no longer in the Dark Ages — or, rather, in […]
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At Long Last: The Last Mile Challenge Solved

At Long Last: The Last Mile Challenge Solved

March 23, 2022
Last mile delivery is the final stage in a package’s journey, when the shipment moves from a warehouse or distribution center to its ultimate destination at the customer’s home or business. Whether a company handles small-volume orders going to multiple locations or large-volume orders going to a few destinations, the key factors in this step […]
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Trucking visibility: Shippers, carriers step up for the future

Trucking visibility: Shippers, carriers step up for the future

March 18, 2022
Supply chains have been hit hard over the past couple of years, especially with regard to transportation operations. This article highlights how recent events have underscored the need for better visibility in supply chains and how companies can use real-time transportation visibility technology to keep supply chains running in the face of future disruptions. While […]
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Freight Payment: What stage are you in?

Freight Payment: What stage are you in?

March 07, 2022
There are four distinct stages in the evolution of freight payment to “freight settlement”. This article explains why the latter is important and how shippers use transportation data and management systems in each stage. For some years, data-hungry shippers have leaned on their carriers and third-party logistics (3PL) partners to provide more than just a […]
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Are You Getting Maximum Value from ELD?

Are You Getting Maximum Value from ELD?

March 02, 2022
The United States Department of Transportation’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate became law in February 2016 and went into effect in mid-December 2017. While the rule offers a host of benefits to commercial vehicle companies, their drivers, and the general public, companies have encountered many challenges in complying with the rule, which requires affected drivers […]
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