freight

Load, self-dispatch automation: Heads up on two services

Introducing DashHaul.com and Comfreight.com, two more load matching services aimed at involving direct shippers and great automation of the process.

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Talk of broker transaction transparency continues

While skeptical voices were loudest following discussion of a move toward broker-carrier rate transparency, the conversation continues.

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The ups and downs (mostly the former) of self-dispatch

"So tomorrow we set out, for parts unknown, on a self-dispatch journey that doesn't include a regular run...."

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Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

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Major LTLs posting rates to uShip

Three top national LTL carriers – Con-way, Old Dominion and YRC – have committed to publishing rates on offer to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace, uShip reported.

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uShip, eBay ink agreement on larger-than-parcel items

uShip will be a featured option for buyer-arranged transport in eBay categories were items of 150 lbs. or greater are common.

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POLL: How often do you use lumpers?

Do you pay lumpers or otherwise contract with a "freight handling" service in your trucking operation? Tell us how often if you do -- or if you don't -- in this poll.

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Taking no chances with flatbed coil securement

In a video, WTI Transport Safety Instructor Gene Sims demonstrates the conservative coil securement methods he teaches.

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New shipper-carrier connection tool

The Go By Truck online freight management application bills itself as "automated freight brokering" -- the company also offers a referral-bonus program for any user of the system.

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Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority

It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.

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