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by planetfreight | May 24th, 2017 | no responses |

From trucking to ocean freight, transportation industry trends are ever-changing. Monitoring current transportation trends helps us predict and prepare for the industry’s future.

U.S. Trucking

The U.S. truck tonnage index measures the gross tonnage of freight transported by motor carriers for a given month. It is used by analysts to help…

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by planetfreight | May 17th, 2017 | no responses |

Freight brokers act as intermediaries between shippers and carriers to connect freight that needs to be transported with carriers who have extra space. Read five reasons why you need a freight broker:

1. Freight brokers work with a variety of shipping methods

Freight brokers help get freight of all sizes to…

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by planetfreight | May 10th, 2017 | no responses |

According to a recent report from logistics and supply chain association MHI, digital supply chains that are always “on” will be predominant worldwide within the next five years. If supply chains go digital, trucking will need to go digital, too. Is…

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by planetfreight | May 03rd, 2017 | no responses |

When people think of truck drivers, most of the time they think of a person sitting and driving all day. While driving is a large part of the job, truckers do more than just sit behind the wheel.

Preparation

Before a truck driver starts on his or her route, they must…

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by planetfreight | Apr 26th, 2017 | no responses |

As current truck drivers age, the driver shortage grows. Recently trucking companies have started incorporating new recruitment strategies to attract drivers to the industry.

Fresh recruitment tactics have been shown to attract more drivers and a diverse audience, according to a 2017 Transportation Spotlight report from HireRight.

Referrals have…

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by planetfreight | Apr 19th, 2017 | no responses |

Freight brokers act as an intermediary between shippers and carriers to connect freight that needs to be transported with carriers who have extra space. Learn seven facts about freight brokers:

1. Freight Brokers Negotiate

Freight brokers work as price negotiators between shippers and carriers to ensure both parties are getting the…

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by planetfreight | Apr 12th, 2017 | no responses |

Automation is sweeping the country and threatening jobs in all industries. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about automation in the trucking industry. Some analysts have predicted the demise of trucking due to technology advancements within the next five to 10 years.

However, according…

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by planetfreight | Apr 05th, 2017 | no responses |

Truck driving is one of the most crucial jobs in the U.S. Delivering goods to all corners of the country can also be one of the most dangerous jobs. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, more than 300,000 accidents involved large trucks in 2012.

Truckers…

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by planetfreight | Mar 29th, 2017 | no responses |

Tracking industry trends helps us predict what may happen in the future. Keep reading to learn about the latest trends in trucking, ocean traffic and rail.

U.S. Trucking Trends

In January 2017, the American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index was up 2.6% year over year. The truck…

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by planetfreight | Mar 15th, 2017 | 2 responses |

Technology is rapidly changing and affecting the transportation and trucking industries. Learn about five emerging trucking technologies:

1. Predictive Analytics

More technologies used in trucks will allow trucking companies to use technology-based analytics to make more accurate predictions about future events. With technology advancements, trucking companies are able to gather data…

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