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Business, Technology, Logistics

Digital Freight Marketplace Emerge Gains $20 Million Investment

Emerge co-founders Andrew (left) and Michael Leto Emerge co-founders Andrew (left) and Michael Leto. (Emerge)

Digital freight marketplace Emerge closed out an early stage of financing with $20 million in investments, it was announced Feb. 4.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2020
Business, Technology

Lanehub to Reward Shippers for Helping Fleets Secure Backhauls

Lanehub Anheuser-Busch items in a warehouse. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Lanehub, a provider of freight lane matching services, said it will soon begin providing financial incentives to shippers that help their contract carriers find backhaul opportunities with other shippers in its collaborative freight network.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Driver-Shipper Relationships Rely on Respect, Communication

Attendees listen at the conference Attendees listen at the conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Communication and respect can ease relationships between truck drivers and shippers, according to panelists gathered at the 2019 Retention and Recruitment Conference on Feb. 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019
Business

Firmament Provides Debt Financing for NextGen’s Acquisition of Condata

The Firmament Group, a provider of debt and equity capital solutions to small- and medium-size enterprises, announced that it would back NextGen Growth Partners’ acquisition of Condata Global Inc. with debt financing.

October 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shippers Opt for Collaboration to Strengthen Supply Chains, TMSA Panelists Say

TMSA Shipper Panel Troy Turner (left), Scott Grady, Vivek Syania and Dick Metzler. (Deb Schroeder Photography)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shippers are looking for collaborative transportation partners willing to understand their specific business challenges and work toward solving their current and future needs, a panel of experts said at a sales and marketing conference June 12.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Where’s That Shipment? Shippers Demand Precise Load Tracking to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Descartes Systems Group load-tracking technology Load-tracking technology photo by Descartes Systems Group

Shippers are demanding more precise information about the location and status of their shipments, and transportation and logistics providers said they are using multiple load-tracking platforms to collect and share that information.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Freight Brokers Using Technology to Automate Processes

TIA panel of experts on automation Panelists (from left) Jason Kerner of Project 44, Robert Nathan of LoadDelivered, Tom Heine of Aljex Software, Noam Frankel of FreightFriend, Scott Moscrip of Truckstop.com and moderator Ramona Hood of FedEx Supply Chain. (Daniel P. Bearth/TT)

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Automation isn’t just for trucks. There was plenty of evidence at the Transportation Intermediaries Association Capital Ideas conference and exhibition here that it’s also going to change the way freight is managed by shippers and third-party logistics companies.

April 12, 2018
Business

Shippers Plan to Move More Freight in 2018

Averitt Truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Three out of every four shippers plan to route more freight in 2018 than last year, according to the annual State of the North American Supply Chain survey.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Market Forces at Work

Watching markets function would not make for a good spectator sport on TV, but the process does have its charms and we recommend it highly — especially when freight transportation is involved.

August 10, 2017
Business

CSX Service Delays Vex Shippers

CSX train Extended service delays have shippers fed up. (CSX Corp.)

Shippers frustrated with CSX Corp. deterring railroad service and extended delays are choosing to move some shipments to trucks to satisfy their urgent transportation needs, according to industry insiders.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2017

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