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Business, Technology, Equipment

Automating the Spot Quote Process for Full Truckload Brokers

TAI Software

Most freight brokers are inundated with incoming emails from customers looking for a spot quote. Tai Email Assistant is a feature within Tai TMS that uses AI to extract shipment details from incoming quote requests and automatically responds with a quote in minutes.

February 1, 2022
Business, Logistics

Geodis Expands Freight Brokerage Capacity With Velocity Acquisition

Geodis truck The acquisition of Velocity will allow Geodis to expand operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. (Geodis)

Geodis has reached an agreement to acquire all assets of Velocity Freight Transport, the supply chain operator announced July 6.

July 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shippers Might Pay More for Cargo in 2021, C.H. Robinson Says

C.H. Robinson's CEO Bob Biesterfeld said air-freight capacity remains constrained. C.H. Robinson's CEO Bob Biesterfeld said air-freight capacity remains constrained. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Shippers probably will pay more for freight heading into 2021 after the pandemic lockdown drove many small truckers out of business and cargo demand rebounds faster than the economy, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. CEO Bob Biesterfeld said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Circle Logistics Begins Posting Loads on NextLOAD

Circle Logistics truck In March, Circle announced a partnership to book loads via DAT Book Now, an automated freight-tendering technology platform. (Circle Logistics)

Freight broker Circle Logistics has begun posting up to 600 available freight loads daily directly to NextLOAD.

September 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Digital Freight Sector Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

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Digital freight-matching companies are taking a proactive approach to confronting the coronavirus as the outbreak worsens.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2020
Business, Logistics

Mark-It Express Logistics Acquires Spirit Trucking

Mark-It Express Logistics Chicago-based Mark-It Express was founded in 2009 and offers intermodal trucking and freight brokerage services. (Dennis Jourdan Photography)

Mark-It Express Logistics is expanding operations with the acquisition of the operating assets of Spirit Trucking Co., the company announced Jan. 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Sherwood, Fr8Hub to Move Loads From Laredo, Texas

Sherwood Food Distributors announced it selected Fr8Hub to help move loads out of Laredo, Texas.

September 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Beats Wall Street Expectations With 1Q Earnings

C.H. Robinson sign C.H. Robinson

Freight broker and produce distributor C.H. Robinson Worldwide beat Wall Street profit expectations, even as it saw first-quarter total revenue decline 4.4% to $3.75 billion compared with $3.92 billion in the first quarter of 2018.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics

Warehouse Operator Burris Logistics to Acquire Trinity Logistics

Burris Logistics A Burris Freight Management truck. (Burris Freight Management)

Burris Logistics and Trinity Logistics have agreed to a merger that will combine a $3 billion refrigerated warehousing and food distribution business based in Milford, Del., with a top-ranked non-asset based freight brokerage firm less than 30 miles away in Seaford, Del.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 9, 2019
Business, Logistics

Gryphon Investors Buys Majority Stake in Nolan Transportation Group

Private equity firm Gryphon Investors added to its logistics portfolio with the purchase of a majority stake in Atlanta-based freight broker Nolan Transportation Group for an undisclosed amount.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 7, 2019