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  • Product Uncategorized

    McLeod adds broker app to TMS software

    January 7, 2020 3:46PM by John G Smith

    McLeod Software has updated its transportation management software to include a new carrier app for brokers, and introduced improvements for customer service teams.

    PowerBroker Version 20.1 has the new Carrier App to connect brokers to carriers and drivers, using a secure connection to the PowerBroker system. That means logistics companies using PowerBroker will be able to deploy some of the same capabilities promoted by “digital brokers” that engage carriers with mobile apps, the company says.

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    Trimble takes TMS to the cloud

    July 25, 2019 9:06AM by John G Smith

    Trimble is now offering its TMW.Suite and TruckMate transportation management systems (TMS) through a cloud-based subscription. The approach makes it possible to implement a scalable TMS without investing in on-site servers or extensive IT oversight, the company adds. But on-premise

  • News Uncategorized

    Millennial Machines: Could telematics help to attract young drivers?

    November 21, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The trucking industry has clearly struggled to attract a younger generation of truck drivers. Millennials between the ages of 25 and 34 account for 37% of the national workforce but represented just 14% of drivers in 2011

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    Trimble updates, enhances offerings

    September 11, 2018 1:49PM by John G Smith

    Trimble Transportation has unveiled a host of updates and enhancements to its tech offerings, all released during its in.sight User Conference. Fuel TMS and TMW Go! Fuel The Fuel TMS module has been enhanced for those who carry bulk fuel,

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    FreightPOP covers full pop for software

    July 10, 2018 10:56AM by John G Smith

    FreightPOP has unveiled a free version of its transportation management solution (TMS) software to support parcel, LTL, TL, intermodal, international air and ocean freight shipments – connecting to an unlimited number of carriers. The software supports up to 50 shipments

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    Trucker Path Truckloads integrating in McLeod TMS

    April 13, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Trucker Path’s Truckloads freight-matching service is now being integrated into McLeod TMS software for carriers, brokers and shippers.

  • Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Surface Transportation Summit

    May 13, 2014 3:41PM by Dan Goodwill

    For the sixth consecutive year, Dan Goodwill & Associates and the Business Information Group (publishers of Canadian Shipper and MotorTruck Fleet Executive) will be co-hosting a Surface Transportation Summit. The 2014 Summit, scheduled for October 15 at the Mississauga Convention

  • Blog Uncategorized

    Omni-Channel Retailing – Part 2 – Implications for Freight Carriers and Logistics Service Providers

    January 26, 2014 4:29PM by Dan Goodwill

    In last week’s blog I provided an overview of Omni-Channel Retailing, a very important transformational change that is taking place. This change will have a profound effect on the retail and freight industries. In this blog, I will outline some

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    The Major Freight Transportation Stories of the First Half of 2013

    June 9, 2013 9:26AM by Dan Goodwill

    As we approach the mid-point of 2013, here is a peek at some of the major trends that are having an impact on freight transportation. Economic Growth to remain Modest and Uneven The economy continues to deliver mixed signals. In

  • Blog Uncategorized

    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

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    To Save Money on Freight, Let’s Focus on Good Data rather than Big Data

    March 10, 2013 8:36AM by Dan Goodwill

    “Big Data” has become one of the more popular business expressions over the past couple of years. This commonly refers to a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management