Driver shortage; natural disasters; and an ever-tightening capacity giving you the spot market blues?   What recourse does a shipper have?   A few weeks back, a worried customer, feeling the capacity crunch frantically demanded a meeting. Let’s face it, when natural disasters and federal mandates mix it up...

By Joel Carey, CTB While in recent months much of the news in the transportation industry has been a clamor of who’s crafting which latest future-rattling technology applications, some shippers may find great benefit from a step back for fresh consideration of the original transportation game-changer. Intermodal...

Say Hello to the Future! How well do you know your broker? Is their website transparent and interactive? Can you pull it up on your mobile phone? What kind of Transportation Management System (TMS) do they use? They do have a TMS, right? Do they utilize...

Sporting events often provide great lessons in how to navigate both business and life. Super Bowl 2018 provides a great example. After the underdog Philadelphia Eagles outmaneuvered, outscored, and topped Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the favored New England Patriots, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson...

By Jordan Pottorff, CTB Shippers shopping for the best rate on a per load basis or going out for bid every year to secure cheap capacity has been a long-standing practice in our industry. It’s a method that has benefited shippers across the country for years,...

The Future of Freight and Where Freight Brokers Fit In The freight brokerage industry has been a foundational piece of the transportation landscape for decades, with widespread growth experienced in the vertical over the last several years. Successful freight brokerage operations allow both the customer and...

By Jesse Baker, CTB It’s a new year, and it’s time to figure out what the crypto-buzz is all about. Many businesses are getting in on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency even though their main objective has nothing to do with the tech sector or doling out this...

By Jordan Pottorff, CTB It’s no secret the transportation industry is going through an immense amount of change right now. The ELD mandate, the driver shortage crisis, the increased demand for autonomous trucks, and a capacity crunch across the country sending rates through the roof have...