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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.

Transport Topics
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 | Contributing Writer
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
Business, Logistics

Shippers Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility; Real-Time Truck Monitoring Key Component

From left: Lower, Powell, Schrier, Greene/Transplace

AUSTIN, Texas — Improving real-time supply chain visibility remains a top priority in shipper surveys, several executives said during a meeting here at the Transplace Shipper Symposium.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2017
Business, Logistics

Trucking Executives Frustrated Shippers Trying to Lock In Low Rates

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While many in the industry believe this year will be better than 2016, trucking executives are concerned about shippers trying to lock in low rates to get ahead of the curve on the contract market.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2017
Special Coverage, Business, Logistics

Shippers' Desire for Data Offers Fleets Opportunities

Cubitt by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Shippers remain more data-driven than ever, and that can present opportunities for carriers, a panel of experts said.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 29, 2016

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