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FreightWaves provides industry insights through captivating white papers. Browse our collection of supply chain, logistics, trucking, freight, shipping and other white papers below.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – April 2024

The April 2024 “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: Embrace the future of logistics with emerging tech

Download this free guide from Unisys to learn how to identify key areas for digitization and integrate new solutions into your existing workflows.

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White Paper: Improving Back Office Efficiency in the Freight Industry

Efficiency isn’t optional – it’s the cornerstone of success. In the fast-paced world of freight, efficiency isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a lifeline. Technology is revolutionizing our industry, ushering […]

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White Paper: How Do Shippers Plan to Navigate Current Air Cargo Conditions?

Maersk teamed up with FreightWaves to better understand how shippers are navigating the current air cargo environment. The duo surveyed representatives of a wide range of companies about their experience over the past year, as well as their expectations about the future.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – March 2024

The March 2024 “State of the Industry Report” — presented in affiliation with Ryder — sharesan in-depth overview across the trucking, maritime and intermodal markets, as well as what toexpect […]

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White Paper: The State of Freight – February 2024

This recap is a takeaway from our monthly State of Freight webinar series that offers expert industry insights, previously made available only to subscribers of FreightWaves’ supply chain analytics and high-frequency data platform, SONAR.

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White Paper: Q1 2024 Shipper Rate Report

The Shipper Rate Report—presented in partnership with U.S. Bank and BlueGrace Logistics—is a quarterly publication using freight payment data from U.S. Bank in conjunction with FreightWaves SONAR data sets to create the most […]

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White Paper: Q1 2024 Carrier Rate Report

FreightWaves’ Carrier Rate Report — presented in partnership with Trimble — provides a review of the previous quarter and a forecast for the coming months. Featuring responses from a carrier survey […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry – February 2024

The February 2024 “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: Attention all businesses looking to streamline data management processes!

evolv Data Loader – highly reliable, efficient, and easy-to-use – will transform your data management game forever.

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White Paper: The State of Freight – January 2024

This monthly report analyzes the current state of the freight market based on critical insights from our SONAR platform.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – January 2024

The January 2024 “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: Seneca Foods and Ruan Have a “Can” Do Partnership

Explore the synergistic partnership between Seneca Foods and Ruan in this one-page document, highlighting their successful ‘Can’ Do collaboration. Learn how Seneca Foods, a prominent shelf-to-table business, strategically selected Ruan […]

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White Paper: The State of Freight – December 2023

This monthly report analyzes the current state of the freight market based on critical insights from our SONAR platform.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – December 2023

The December 2023 “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: Q4 2023 Shipper Rate Report

A look at the latest quarterly insights from U.S. Bank and FreightWaves SONAR

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White Paper: VTTI Benchmarking Report: The guide to in-cab camera alerts

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) conducted a controlled test track study that examined the performance of on-road driver monitoring systems from three leading vendors: Lytx, Samsara, and Motive. The study […]

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White Paper: Bypassing the Bottleneck: Solutions for Avoiding Freight Congestion at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Unlock the Power of Streamlined Inbound Cargo Supply Chains! In an era of booming cross-border trade, navigating the complexities of U.S.-Mexico freight movement is more crucial than ever. This comprehensive […]

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White Paper: How Shippers Should Be Thinking About Freight in 2024

It’s well understood that over-the-road trucking is the bedrock of freight logistics in the U.S. More than 87% of shipper respondents to a recent survey said they moved goods that […]

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White Paper: The State of Freight – November 2023

This monthly report analyzes the current state of the freight market based on critical insights from our SONAR platform.

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White Paper: Mixed Signals – Industry Expectations for 2024

FreightWaves and Echo Global Logistics partnered to survey industry professionals in the supply chain, including shippers, carriers, 3PLs/brokers and others, to gauge their perceptions on market indicators, the state of consumer spending and predictions, upcoming budgets, and the digital tools they plan to implement.

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White Paper: Q4 2023 Carrier Rate Report

This report is designed to provide intelligence that carriers can use to inform their strategies in the months ahead.

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White Paper: Big Picture 2024 Supply Chain Outlook – Delivering resilience in adversity

Download this white paper and access S&P Global’s outlook for supply chains in 2024.

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White Paper: The State of Freight – October 2023

This monthly report analyzes the current state of the freight market based on critical insights from our SONAR platform.

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White Paper: Solving Power Procurement Challenges for EV Charging

When it comes to fleets’ electrification at scale, charging infrastructure is the hardest part, and power procurement is a particular challenge. Voltera faces the same challenges a fleet would, but […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry – November 2023

The November 2023 “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: Identifying Current Gaps in Parcel Shipping: Packing and Packaging Optimization

In recent years, the logistics industry has poured unprecedented amounts of time, effort, and money into revolutionizing and optimizing the way goods move through the supply chain. This has changed […]

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White Paper: Fleet card fraud: Assessing the impact of fuel fraud on profitability

2022 marked a worrying record for the trucking industry: It was the costliest year to conduct business for fleet operators, surpassing the record established in 2021. Spotting and preventing fraud […]

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White Paper: The State of Freight – September 2023

This monthly report analyzes the current state of the freight market based on critical insights from our SONAR platform.

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White Paper: Your Road Guide to Worry-Free Shipping Between the U.S. and Canada

Get expert guidance and best practices to help you navigate the U.S./Canada cross-border shipping process with ease. Download our free white paper today! Our comprehensive white paper is a must-read […]

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White Paper: State of the Industry – October 2023

The October 2023 “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 Logistics of China Plus One

Is your company expanding production in Asia? Check out our primer on the freight, regulatory, and cultural issues that must be considered when diversifying production beyond China to other Asian countries. […]

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White Paper – The Road Ahead: Carrier Perspectives for 2024

FreightWaves and Bestpass recently surveyed carriers about their outlooks for the year ahead, including their concerns and views of which way demand will shift.

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White Paper: 2023 Corporate Global Trade Survey Report

This report will allow you to discover the key trade compliance challenges, trends, and strategies businesses are implementing to navigate these turbulent times.

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White Paper: Logistics Service Providers Have Some Work to Do – Shippers Dissatisfied by Lack of Shipment Visibility

Visibility has become a logistics industry buzzword in recent years, and shippers consistently talk about the importance of improving visibility throughout their supply chains. As such, many logistics service providers […]

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White Paper – Freight’s Breaking Point: The Double Brokering Dilemma

Double brokering has emerged as one of freight transportation’s most pervasive problems in this freight cycle, affecting as much as $500 million to $700 million in freight annually. The practice, […]

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White Paper: Drive Down Your Lodging Costs with This Helpful Guide

Don’t let lodging costs eat up your profits. Check out this guide to learn how to save money by using the right hotel booking tool, setting practical travel policies, building […]

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White Paper: Fragmented Pallet Procurement Process Becomes a Thing of the Past

FreightWaves surveyed shippers and 3PLs working across a variety of sectors about their pallet usage, including procurement habits, challenges and perceptions surrounding sustainability efforts in the space.

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White Paper: State of the Industry – September 2023

The September 2023 “State of the Industry Report” — presented in affiliation with Ryder —shares an in-depth overview across the trucking, maritime and intermodal markets, as well aswhat to expect […]

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White Paper: 5 Ways ELDs Can Enhance Your Operation

Robust Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are able to track driver hours and ensure compliance to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, but electronic logging is just one component of a larger […]

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White Paper: Assessing Shippers’ Adaptability to Market Changes

The freight market, like many sectors, operates in cycles. Currently, it’s in a deflationary state. However, it’s crucial to remember that downturns are not permanent; they are simply one market […]

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White Paper: Can Your Company Survive a Major Carrier Strike?

End consumers have never been more demanding surrounding customer service, order fulfillment and delivery timelines. A difficult market and ongoing freight recession have yet to do anything to quell growing […]

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White Paper: Doing More With Less

We’ve heard it before: Saving money is more important now than ever. For trucking and freight companies, recent events underscore the challenges of finding ways to save. Higher insurance premiums […]

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White Paper: Are You Taking Full Advantage of Asset Tracking?

For customers, knowing when their shipment will arrive is no longer just a preference, it’s expected. Whether the receiver is a business or the end consumer, the standard is the […]

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White Paper: The State of Freight – August 2023

This monthly report analyzes the current state of the freight market based on critical insights from our SONAR platform.

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White Paper: Q3 2023 Shipper Rate Report

The Shipper Rate Report—presented in partnership with U.S. Bank and BlueGrace Logistics—is a quarterly publication using freight payment data from U.S. Bank in conjunction with FreightWaves SONAR data sets to […]

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White Paper: Q3 2023 Carrier Rate Report

FreightWaves’ Carrier Rate Report — presented in partnership with DDC FPO and Trimble — provides a review of the previous quarter and a forecast for the coming months. Featuring insights from a survey of […]

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Whitepaper: 5 Reasons Best-In-Class Fleets Rely On Smart-Fleet Ecosystems

Maximizing productivity is a mission-critical task in the management of fleets. In addition to overseeing day-to-day complexities, busy fleet managers are also tasked with finding exactly the right commercial solutions […]

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White Paper: Streamlining Inbound Cargo Logistics

Master your Inbound Cargo Logistics. Navigating inbound cargo supply chains can be complex and costly. With over 50 years of industry-leading experience, Averitt can show you how to: Download the […]

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What carriers are doing to weather the storm

A collapse in volumes, an overabundance of carriers in the market and rising operational costs have tested transportation providers’ endurance. All the while, companies continue to combat deep-rooted issues that […]

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