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  • The “Fun” is Back in the LTL Freight Industry

    July 18, 2014 9:29AM by Dan Goodwill

    As I look at the LTL freight transportation today, it is hard to believe that just a few years ago, this was one of the most battered sectors of the freight industry. The LTL freight industry took a tremendous pounding

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    Want to raise your rates?

    February 27, 2014 8:55AM by Mike McCarron

    Pricing power—or the ability to raise your rates without losing a customer—is hard to achieve in a commoditized business like transportation. But a report from Simon-Kucher & Partners gives reason to hope. The firm’s Global Pricing Study 2012, a survey

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    FreightSnap – an exciting new visual tool to verify the density of LTL freight

    September 15, 2013 10:05AM by Dan Goodwill

    A picture is worth a thousand words. This certainly applies to LTL freight. Shippers can be penalized financially if their LTL freight is priced incorrectly using the wrong class or density. LTL carrier margins suffer when their trailers contain freight

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    Two New Studies provide insights into the LTL Freight Industry

    August 18, 2013 3:26PM by Dan Goodwill

    Last week the Stifel Transportation & Logistics Research Group hosted a webinar event that featured two speakers from the Transportation Intermediaries Association, Mark Christos, TIA Board Member, Chair – 3PL Market Report and Robert Voltmann, President and CEO. The two

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    QuoteMyTruckload.com and Freightopolis – will one of these companies become the Expedia of the Freight Industry?

    May 12, 2013 10:21AM by Dan Goodwill

    Two weeks ago I wrote about two exciting young companies (PostBidShip and Buytruckload.com) that are applying Innovation and Technology to the automated freight brokerage/freight portal space (http://www.dantranscon.com/index.php/blog/entry/innovation-and-technology-come-to-the-freight-brokerage-industry). Subsequent to that blog, I was made aware of two more interesting companies