Transportation Planning For the Remainder of 2016

It’s always a good idea to re-assess your transportation needs in the middle of the year. Now that the U.S. economy continues to make gains after a slow first quarter, you can save a lot of headaches by planning and readjusting your network transportation arrangements for the remainder of the year and into 2017. The preliminary second-quarter 2016 GDP annual…

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Transportation Management Takes a Cue From CRM to Drive Value

The truckload (TL) market was never an early adopter of technology when it comes to booking, bidding and freight management. Now collaborative cloud-based applications which manage freight on a real-time basis allow access by more parties in the supply chain, and TL is taking notice. As a result, transportation providers have the potential to drive great value for their customers…

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G&D Integrated Implements Revenova Transportation Management System To Support Growing Freight Brokerage Business

NAPERVILLE, IL, April 15, 2016 - G&D Integrated has implemented RevenovaTMS℠, an exciting new transportation management system application which can seamlessly communicate and share information in real-time across the entire “quote-to-cash” process of moving freight, replacing the traditional TMS that was used previously. G&D recently opened a new freight brokerage office in January, 2016 which offers truckload services within North…

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How to Develop a Strategic Relationship with your Freight Broker

Freight brokers are no longer the Rodney Dangerfield of the transportation industry.  Prior to 2013, when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration raised the bonding requirement, subpar brokers gave the industry a bad name. Since then, the higher bond surety and other competitive forces have caused more brokers to go out of business. Despite tight freight capacity and driver shortages,…

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Tell Us Your Thoughts On Freight Brokerage in 3 Minutes or Less

What does it take to run an efficient, safe, and cost-effective freight brokerage program? With so many aspects to consider, you may often wonder if you're using the safest carriers, getting the most competitive rates or if your products will arrive on time. So we can provide an even better product and experience out in the marketplace, we are collecting…

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5 Strategies to Control your Transportation Costs

Shippers, on down to the individual consumer, pay mightily for transportation and logistics costs, whether directly or indirectly. Did you know that U.S. businesses spent $1.45 trillion on logistics in 2014, representing 8.3 percent of the nation’s GDP? That’s an increase in logistics costs of 3.1 percent over the prior year, according to the latest available figures, from the Council…

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G&D Integrated Opens New Freight Brokerage Office in Chicago Metro Area

NAPERVILLE, IL, January 14, 2016– G&D Integrated has announced the opening of its new office in Naperville, Illinois, a west suburb of Chicago. The new location is home to the freight brokerage group which offers truckload and less than truckload services. The office is located in the historic 5th Avenue Station building at 300 East 5th Avenue, the same location…

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Capacity Issues Expected to Push Freight Costs Higher in 2015

Predicting the future is nearly impossible.  However, predicting trends based on historical data, though still imperfect, is more achievable.  The 2015 predictions are in and as with 2014 freight costs are expected to rise.  The most significant factor leading to increasing costs is diminishing capacity.  It is simple supply and demand, and there simply aren’t enough trucks available. There are…

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