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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 industry was hoping for as markets began to reopen with unprecedented goods demand and as COVID-19- related restrictions began to expire. The resumption of consumer […]

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Case Study: Learn how Soar Transportation uses McLeod to drive efficiency and improve operating ratio

Do members of your staff know how well they’re performing? Do you know if you’re making money on each load? Can you track and manage your deadhead easily? McLeod users can answer these questions and many more. Soar Transportation Group and Sharp Transportation are two carriers who have used McLeod LoadMaster’s visibility to track costs, […]

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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 push instant, up-to-date understanding of current market rates and trends to anyone in their company, right when they need it. Learn how MPact helps Axle […]

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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 value. Comprehensive payment platform Bestpass partnered with FreightWaves, the leading source for navigating the freight markets, to measure the extent to which citations are considered […]

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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 on the factors contributing to these disappointing developments in road safety, as well as to ask what fleets can do to protect their drivers, their […]

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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 key CargoWise workflow features, and how and when to use them • The importance of auditing your operation’s processes • How to leverage automation for […]

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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 on the factors contributing to these disappointing developments in road safety, as well as to ask what fleets can do to protect their drivers, their […]

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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 means you are ready to face unforeseen challenges, and are more prepared for possible risk. That is true supply chain resilience and can make a […]

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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 you love access to real-time visibility into sales performance across regions and products? Imagine end-to-end supply chain visibility. A leading multinational corporation with a global […]

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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 time it takes to do everyday tasks from the perspective of a freight brokerage. What we found out will leave you questioning why you’re still […]

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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 a bit more sting. Though they are likely low among fleets’ key concerns, violations can rack up quite the bill if left unchecked.  FreightWaves partnered […]

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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 March, after the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, consumers and the transportation industry noticed fuel prices skyrocketing, but the reality is that even before U.S. […]

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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 the seven core benefits every TMS must deliver: Fast, low-cost deployment(23) MAG Projects – Guide Layout Automatic software updates Future-proof technology Turnkey integrations Intelligent driver […]

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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. Today, central location, diverse talent pipeline, and legacy infrastructure—coupled with tech and innovation— are rapidly driving expansion and growth. Download the report and read why […]

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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 world, as physical checks have become untrustworthy, uneconomical, and out of date. Now, fintech has a very clear role to play.  In this white paper, […]

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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 Sunset Transportation Save time for carrier reps by creating a focused search Find the most dependable carriers Improve load-to-carrier ratio Build better relationships with their […]

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Case Study: Carriers Get the ROI with McLeod Software

Managers from Styer Transportation and Parrish Leasing share how their companies have profited from investing in McLeod. Operate more efficiently Better customer service Life is better for their drivers Automated work processes Improved asset utilization Real-time visibility Improved cash flows Lower labor expenses Enter your details below to access the complimentary case study.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – February 2022

This report provides breakdowns of capacity, volumes and rates as we navigate the post-holiday season.

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White Paper: Q1 2022 Shipper Rate Report

This white paper reviews peak season dynamics and what we can expect this quarter.

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White Paper: The Annual Driver Feedback Report

Recruiting drivers is tough. Keeping them is tougher. That’s why we’re excited to announce the top trends in driver wants and needs from anonymous driver feedback from 2021 in order to help recruiting and retention leaders do their best work. Read this report to understand how to retain more money, time, and drivers in 2021.  […]

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White Paper: Port Congestion Shines Light on Shipment Visibility Gaps

Port congestion has been top of mind for logistics companies over the past year. Consumer demand has increased sharply over the past 18 months and, at the same time, more and more consumers are making online shopping a regular part of their routines. These shifts have driven huge spikes in U.S. imports, leading to severe […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry

The data contained within the report shares breakdowns of capacity, volumes and rates, along with the broader economic conditions that are influencing them.

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