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    The “Virtual” Freight Broker has come to the Transportation Industry

    April 9, 2014 4:31PM by Dan Goodwill

    This is the fourth in a series of blogs on Technology in Transportation. The three previous articles appeared in 2013 and featured 5 interesting companies, FreightSnap, Freightopolis, QuoteMyTruckload, BuyTruckload and Post.Bid.Ship. In this piece, I will examine two other innovative

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    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 Top Freight Transportation Stories of 2013

    November 26, 2013 8:17AM by Dan Goodwill

    As the year 2013 winds down, it is time to reflect on the major transportation trends of the past year. While I saw and read about a wide range of developments, these are the ones that resonated most with me.

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    What were the Biggest Freight Transportation Stories of 2013? / What will be the Top Trends in 2014?

    November 3, 2013 8:47AM by Dan Goodwill

    At the end of each year, I like to take stock of the major freight transportation stories of the past twelve months and look ahead to the major industry trends in the coming year. The two blogs that I write

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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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    The Fifth Annual Surface Transportation – a Great Opportunity to Learn and Network

    August 4, 2013 1:23PM by Dan Goodwill

    The 2013 Surface Transportation Summit is scheduled for October 16 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This year’s event, co-hosted by Dan Goodwill & Associates and the Business Information Group, will focus on a range of topics of interest to Shippers

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    Smaller Carriers are “Feeling the Heat” in the Truckload Market

    June 30, 2013 7:13PM by Dan Goodwill

    Dr. Richard Mikes, Managing Partner of Transport Capital Partners (TCP) recently spoke on the subject of the Truckload Market on a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus & Company. Here are some excerpts from the survey results presented by Mr.

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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

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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

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    Innovation and Technology Come to the Freight Brokerage Industry

    April 7, 2013 10:01AM by Dan Goodwill

    In my 2012 year-end blog on Trends in Transportation, I identified a number of areas where I expected to see some changes in 2013. One area I highlighted was the expectation that we would begin to see more Innovation in

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    America’s Major Truckload Carriers Shift Focus to Dedicated and Intermodal

    March 3, 2013 11:56AM by Dan Goodwill

    The fourth quarter 2012 financial results for America’s leading truckload carriers tell a story of an industry going through transformation and change. The most dramatic poster boy of this change can be seen at the largest carrier in the group,