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Decoding Food and Beverage Supply Chains: Strategies for Success

In the food and beverage supply chain, every step counts. The journey of perishable goods involves a delicate dance of logistics, temperature control, and meticulous planning. In this blog, we will explore the nuances of food and beverage supply chains, emphasizing the pivotal role of temperature-controlled equipment, the intricacies of shipping dry goods, the importance […]

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Load Planning: Increasing Profitability and Rate Negotiations

Negotiating Better Rates Through Load Optimization Efficient load planning serves as a dual-purpose tool in transportation, not only driving cost reduction but also providing considerable influence in rate negotiation with carriers. Shippers who prioritize load optimization gain a strategic advantage, setting the stage for additional cost savings and enhanced profitability through favorable rate agreements. Consolidation […]

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EY Announces Stephen Aborn, CEO of FreightPlus as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 New England Award Finalist

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are shaping the future Quincy, MA, April 19, 2024 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that CEO, Stephen Aborn of FreightPlus was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 New England Award finalist. Now in its 38th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is the […]

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Slow Asset-Light 3PL M&A Activity, But Emerging Signs of Improvement in 2024

Capstone’s latest Asset-Light 3PL M&A Update reports it has been a difficult operating environment for third party logistics (3PL) providers since mid-2022, tempering merger and acquisition (M&A) activity over the period. Capstone expects the pace of 3PL M&A activity to improve in the later part of 2024 as an acceleration in freight growth improves sector financial performance […]

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Navigating the Waves: Freight Brokerage In Today’s Market

Ambition and grit are all I had when I first began my career in logistics over ten years ago. I walked into a new office, into a new career, without a stitch of logistics or supply chain experience. Since that day, I’ve witnessed firsthand the evolution and hypergrowth of the industry – over the last […]

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Guide to Data-Driven Logistics Decision Making

We often see transportation is in the top five of a shippers P&L. In this era of digital transformation, the key to an effective and strategic transportation program lies in harnessing the power of data and information. Let’s explore how data-driven decision-making can drastically improve your transportation program. Traditionally, transportation decisions were often made based […]

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FreightPlus Welcomes Mike Beckwith as Vice President of Brokerage

Innovative managed transportation provider continues to invest in hiring and developing the best talent within the logistics space. FreightPlus, a data-driven managed transportation solutions provider, announced Mike Beck has joined FreightPlus as Vice President of Brokerage. As the Vice President of Brokerage at FreightPlus, Mike Beckwith oversees the strategic development and execution of the company’s […]

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A Guide to Savings in Managed Transportation

Managed transportation encompasses a suite of services aimed at streamlining freight management processes. By outsourcing transportation functions to third-party providers, businesses can leverage expertise and resources to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Understanding the core components and benefits of managed transportation is fundamental to unlocking its potential for savings. As businesses navigate supply chain management, […]

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Measuring LTL carrier performance is one of the grayest areas in transportation. Join Jill Clifford and Curtis Garrett as they deep dive measuring LTL carrier performance and discuss how shippers can make their freight attractive to carriers.  

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Comparing LTL Pricing: Tools and Techniques for Shippers  

One common question we hear at FreightPlus is, “What kind of tools are available to shippers to compare LTL base rates and discounts?” It is a simple question that doesn’t come with a straightforward answer. Like many things LTL, comparing rates is not as simple as comparing apples to apples, and therefore there isn’t a […]

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