Business, Technology, Logistics

Freelancer Acquires Channel 40, Launches New Freight Marketplace

Freelancer, a jobs and crowdsourcing marketplace, has acquired Channel 40, an enterprise marketplace that connects freight owners with transport operators. Freelancer also has launched, a global marketplace for freight, shipping and transportation.

November 20, 2018

Cargo Boom Drives Carl Icahn’s $1.34 Billion Sale of American Railcar

Carl Icahn Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises. It is said his investment in American Railcar has generated a total return of 423%. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn agreed to sell American Railcar Industries Inc. for $1.34 billion, quintupling his investment as a freight boom spurs a rebound in demand for rail equipment.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics

Lanehub Expands Shipment Matching Service for Backhauls

Lanehub technology Lanehub via YouTube

Lanehub, a collaborative transportation platform, has introduced Backhaul Assist to help shippers market excess freight-hauling capacity to other companies.

September 14, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. (Getty Images)

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018

Titanium Transportation Reports Higher Profit, Revenue in Second Quarter

Titanium Transportation Titanium Transportation

Titanium Transportation Group more than doubled its profit in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter as the company reaped the benefits of a strong freight market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 9, 2018
Business, Logistics

Rock-It Cargo Sells Majority Stake to ATL Partners

Rock-It Cargo truck Rock-It Cargo via Facebook

Private equity firm ATL Partners has purchased a majority stake in specialty freight and logistics company Rock-It Cargo, as well as its subsidiary Rich Forwarding Limited.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
August 8, 2018

Why Freight Visibility is Important in 2018

The global supply chain is always moving, but when it isn’t, it is everyone’s problem. Download this whitepaper for a guide to understanding the competitive advantages provided by real-time visibility.

June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Seek Billions in Multimodal Funding to Stay Competitive

Port of Oakland Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland, Calif. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The American Association of Port Authorities believes that in order for America’s ports to remain efficient and competitive during the next decade, more than $20 billion will be needed specifically to improve multimodal and rail access.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: Four Reasons Why Freight Visibility Should Be a Top Focus

Despite the immediate benefits to the supply chain, there is still a lack of knowledge about the competitive advantages of real-time freight visibility. As the supply chain becomes exponentially more complicated, the importance of freight visibility increases due to its ability to provide real-time insight into the location and status of freight.

Dan Cicerchi | Vice President, Commercial Operations, Descartes MacroPoint
April 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

The Future of Freight: What's Your Vision?

future of freight Getty Images

How will technology and innovation change the way freight is transported? Tell us what you think the future will be like and we could feature your ideas in an upcoming edition of Transport Topics.

April 2, 2018