How to Be a Better Shipper to Your Carriers and Brokers

Let’s face it, people do business with individuals and companies that treat them well and with those they like. In transportation, relationships between shippers and their various carriers and vendors hasn’t always been easy. In recent years, however, industry forces—tightened capacity, increased regulations, driver shortages as well as road and traffic conditions—have transformed shipper-carrier relationships into a more collaborative partnership,…

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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 Receives Gold Safety Award From Liberty Mutual Insurance

NAPERVILLE, IL, February 9, 2016 – G&D Integrated, a specialized provider of transportation and logistics, announced that it is the recipient of the Liberty Mutual Insurance 2015 Gold Safety Award for outstanding reduction in crash frequency. Award criteria requires specific safety program elements be in place within an organization in addition to achieving a measurable improvement in vehicle crash frequency.…

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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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