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Legitimacy in Pricing: Becoming Confident in Your Rates

Legitimacy in Pricing: Becoming Confident in Your Rates

The Problem

Some brokers guesstimate costs, use transactional pricing or will lowball a bid in order to try to win your business. But when the loads actually come and the broker can't find a truck at the price he quoted, your load gets rejected and ... read more

Seven Tips for Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy on the Road

Seven Tips for Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy on the Road

Staying physically healthy is important for anyone’s overall well-being, but as a truck driver it can be hard to balance hours on the road and prioritizing your health. We’ve rounded up seven tips for staying healthy on the road:

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Technology-Driven 3PLs are Today's Asset-Based Carriers ... But Better

Technology-Driven 3PLs are Today's Asset-Based Carriers ... But Better

What is a technology-driven 3PL?

Technology-driven 3PLs like Strive use special transportation management system (TMS) technology to efficiently manage carrier networks. Instead ... read more

3PLs vs. Brokers: Which Should You Choose?

3PLs vs. Brokers: Which Should You Choose?

There's a question shippers ask themselves: what kind of logistics partner do I need, a strategic 3PL or a transactional broker? Small companies faced with this choice are often confused about the fundamental differences between the two, in addition to the ... read more

How a Carrier Can Find an Ideal Broker: Ask 3 Questions

How a Carrier Can Find an Ideal Broker: Ask 3 Questions

Why should a carrier work with a broker in the first place?

 Many carriers who work directly with shippers may ask this question. We’ve addressed this question in depth on our blog post read more

Why Brokers & Carriers Make the Perfect Couple

Why Brokers & Carriers Make the Perfect Couple

Carriers and brokers have proven time and time again that they are a perfect match. Thanks to a fundamental interdependence and a culture of mutual respect, when carriers and brokers work together everyone wins. But some carriers a little hesitant when it comes to ... read more

4 Ways to Lower LTL Freight Spend

4 Ways to Lower LTL Freight Spend

It is important for businesses to stay competitive in today's market. Shippers still reeling from the recent recession are looking for better prices on their shipments. But, in the logistics world of small business, this can be difficult. Small LTL shipments can ... read more

ELD Compliance: Is Your Broker Exposing You to Risk?

ELD Compliance: Is Your Broker Exposing You to Risk?

What is an ELD?

An ELD is an Electronic Logging Device that accurately tracks, manages, and shares records of duty status (RODS) data. It does this by synchronizing with the vehicle's engine to record driving time. As a result, it ... read more

How to Deal with Problem Loads

How to Deal with Problem Loads

What is a problem load, exactly? Put yourself in this scenario.

It's 4:00 PM on a Friday. You're about to pack up and go home when you hear the phone ring. You answer, and it's a call telling you that you've got a whole truckload of product that needs to ... read more

3 Ways to Lower Shipping Costs

3 Ways to Lower Shipping Costs

In today’s shipping industry, shippers are always looking for ways to lower their freight spend. With so many factors influencing the cost, freight quotes can fluctuate wildly. This fluctuation can be due to having undesirable problem lanes, natural weather ... read more