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White Paper: 5 ways to simplify & thrive with a cloud-based TMS

Get your “easy button” with a modern, SaaS-based TMS!   A next-gen TMS helps streamline operations and automate the quote-to-cash cycle for freight transactions. But there’s other benefits too. Investing in […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry – January 2023

This white paper shares an in-depth overview across the trucking, maritime and intermodal markets.

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White Paper: Everyone Pays for OS&D Uncertainty

Logistics companies pay for OS&D (overages, shortages and damages) on a regular basis— but most suspect they’re not at fault for up to 70-90% of claims they pay.  Kargo, in […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry – December 2022

The December 2022 “State of the Industry Report” — presented in affiliation with Ryder — shares an in-depth overview across the trucking, maritime and intermodal markets, as well as what […]

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White Paper: The Ultimate Buy vs. Build Guide for Freight

When it comes to your FreightTech, you should buy what you can and build what will differentiate you.

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White Paper: Building a supply chain roadmap in the face of a downturn

Investments in logistics technology are strong and will continue to increase

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White Paper: Tracking the Cold Chain

This paper examines the unique requirements for cold chain shipping.

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White Paper: Q4 2022 Carrier Rate Report

This report provides insights to inform carrier strategies in the months ahead.

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White Paper: Why Are Shippers Leaving Money on the Table?

This white paper explores the industry’s stance on RFPs and the tools that are simplifying the process.

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White Paper: Cautious Optimism – Industry Expectations for 2023

The transportation industry experienced a freight frenzy like no other last year. Following one of the most disruptive years in economic history, 2021 proved to be the rebound that the […]

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Case Study: Learn how TA Services uses McLeod MPact to pinpoint rates, forecast trends and accelerate training

Having a better understanding of pricing is something transportation providers need to push to every level of their organization involved in negotiation. MPact makes it possible for McLeod customers to […]

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White Paper: Shippers and carriers look for greater flexibility in shipping contracts

Record levels of market volatility have sparked discussions and innovations around traditional contract terms in the logistics industry.

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White Paper: Q4 2022 Shipper Rate Report

This white paper reviews the latest trends in shipping and what we can expect for Q4.

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White Paper: Cold Chain Audit and Storage Checklist for Shipping Perishables

Tive has created a comprehensive checklist to help you prepare for a cold chain audit.

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White Paper: The Underlying Cost of Violations

No dollar amount can be placed on the value of fleet safety — it’s beyond price. Violations issued to your drivers, on the other hand, certainly do hold a monetary […]

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White Paper: The Unacceptable Increase in Truck-Involved Crashes and Fatalities

Commercial fleets have not escaped the alarming increase in vehicle collisions and fatalities over the last couple of years. We reached out to Safety Advisor Don Osterberg to gain insights […]

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White Paper: Automating Freight Forwarding Processes with CargoWise Workflow

This training guide was made to help freight forwarders utilize the productivity capabilities of CargoWise. Provided courtesy of the team at Logixboard and their partners, this guide covers: • 5 […]

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White Paper: The Unacceptable Increase in Truck-Involved Crashes and Fatalities

Commercial fleets have not escaped the alarming increase in vehicle collisions and fatalities over the last couple of years. We reached out to Safety Advisor Don Osterberg to gain insights […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry – October 2022

The data contained in this report provides breakdowns of capacity, volumes and rates as we enter Q4.

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White Paper: MicroStar Finds the Perfect Brew with Emerge

MicroStar’s business model is built on providing fast service, quality, and flexibility

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White Paper: How Can Carriers Protect Profits in a Soft Market?

Predictive maintenance offers reprieve from expensive roadside crises

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White Paper: The Right Time for Real Time

You know you have to innovate… but how can this be achieved in an ever-changing world? Whether it’s delayed shipments, geopolitical/environmental supply issues, or any other problem, having real-time visibility […]

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White Paper: Why Demand Sensing Technology is a Game-Changer Providing Actionable, Real-Time Inventory Data

Every wholesaler, distributor and retailer knows that data from their POS system is non-standardized, often times rendering the data you can collect from it useless or, at best, unreliable. Wouldn’t […]

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White Paper: Q3 2022 Shipper Rate Report

This white paper reviews the latest market dynamics and what we can expect for Q3.

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White Paper: The Future of Self-Driving Technology in Trucking

Self-driving technology has evolved over the past decade, and autonomous vehicles (AV) have hit the road.

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Discover How Daily Operations Take Less Time With a Modern TMS

We did a deep dive into the workflows of a legacy transportation management system to learn how these older systems perform vs. modern cloud-based solutions. Our main focus was the […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry – August 2022

This report shares an update on current market conditions across the trucking, maritime and intermodal markets.

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Turning Chaos into Control: Strategies for Sourcing Excellence in a Volatile Supply Chain Market

This white paper explores the challenges in the logistics procurement market and the tactics best-in-class teams use to regain control of capacity and cost while ensuring procurement excellence.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – July 2022

This report shares an update on current market conditions across the trucking, maritime and intermodal markets.

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White Paper: Trouble With The Tolls

Fleets eyeing expansion or currently running a large fleet in this market understand that growth can be costly. Amid sky-high diesel prices and other transportation costs, a toll violation has […]

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White Paper: Facing Down Fuel Costs

Record high fuel prices in May and June this year have created a significant headwind for motor carriers as they continue to weather the current wave of market instability. In […]

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White Paper: Managing Inventory With Visibility Solutions

It is more important than ever for companies to hone in on their inventory management strategies.

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White Paper: The State of Sustainability in Transportation

For shippers, incorporating sustainability into supply chains is critical.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – June 2022

The data contained within the report provides breakdowns of capacity, volumes and rates as we progress through the end of Q2 2022.

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White Paper: Industry Turns to BPO Providers in Light of Customer Service Staffing Woes

FreightWaves teamed up with DDC FPO to determine how labor shortages are impacting carriers and third-party logistics providers.

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White Paper: Seven qualities that define a ‘modern’ TMS

What are leading carrier’s IT executives looking for in a modern TMS? Drawing on the combined expertise and hands-on experience of dozens of trucking/logistics IT Executives, this comprehensive guide explores […]

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White Paper: 6 Key Steps for Owner Operators to Navigate Down Markets

This white paper offers 6 key steps to help navigate this down market and get you back in the driver’s seat.

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White Paper: Evolution of LTL

Shippers turn to LTL in light of changing consumer behavior

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White Paper: The Role of Digital Freight Brokerage in Weathering Volatility

This white paper explores how volatility surrounding rates and capacity has affected shippers across the industry.

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White Paper: Q2 2022 Shipper Rate Report

This white paper reviews the latest market dynamics and what we can expect this quarter.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – May 2022

The data contained within the report provides breakdowns of capacity, volumes and rates as we progress through Q2 2022.

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White Paper: Modern RFP Processes Offer a Multitude of Shipper Benefits

High levels of market instability over the past two years have put serious pressure on shippers to adapt and innovate in order to remain viable.

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White Paper: Logistics Tech in Chicago 2022

The World Business Chicago (WBC) report, Logistics Tech in Chicago 2022, is available for download. Chicago has a long history of being at the crossroads of transportation, distribution and logistics. […]

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White Paper: Where Fintech Becomes Part of the Freight Tech Stack

Businesses must innovate to stay in business, and nowhere is this more keenly felt than in the world of freight. Payments have taken a sharp turn for players in this […]

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White Paper: Empty Miles Are Everyone’s Burden

Currently, 87 million metric tons of that can be traced to non-revenue—or empty—miles.

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Case Study: Learn how McLeod’s TopMatch Digital Freight Matching helps Sunset Transportation

McLeod’s load matching software automates the process of narrowing down your current carriers based on history and preferences to provide the best match for each load. Learn how TopMatch helps […]

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