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Building the customer base: Work the relationship for the long term

Working the spot market via load boards, you may never lay eyes on the face of the freight broker. By contrast, going after direct shipper contracts is largely an exercise in long-term relationship building.

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Alert: Brokerage fuel-advance scams on the rise with sophistication of identity thieves

Thieves posing as both brokers and carriers, and in some cases successfully claiming old or even active authorities for themselves, are increasingly using this scam to nab unearned fuel advances before disappearing.

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Con-way acquired in $3 billion deal, will be rebranded as XPO Logistics

The acquisition will make XPO the second largest less-than-truckload carrier in North America, the company says. Con-way Freight, Menlo Logistics, Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal will all be rebranded as XPO Logistics.

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Keychain Logistics built to show ‘what could be the future of trucking’

Keychain's automated brokerage aims to be “one central access point to manage their money and manage their gig."

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ATTN brokers: Poll on broker bond being circulated

The Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents is circulating a poll on LinkedIn meat to probe thoughts of current members of the Transportation Intermediaries Association on the highway bill measure to increase the minimum broker surety bond requirement to $75,000. We reported on the measure as it was in conference between House and Senate and set to raise the bond to $100,000, an amount both the TIA and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association favored. The AIPBA ...

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