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Amazon Launches Supply Chain Software Service

Amazon Launches Supply Chain Software Service

Mega-retailer Amazon.com launched a cloud-based application for logistics companies that it says can help users to improve supply chain visibility, mitigate supply chain risks, and lower costs. The “AWS Supply Chain” product is a unit of the firm’s Amazon Web Services arm, which—along with competitors like Microsoft Azure and Google…

Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail shutdown

Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail shutdown

President Biden told Democratic and Republican congressional leaders that the House and Senate must pass legislation to avert a rail shutdown, warning of risks to the economy.  Biden met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Senate Minority Leader…

Descartes Releases October Report on Global Shipping Crisis

Descartes Releases October Report on Global Shipping Crisis

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, released its October report on the ongoing global shipping crisis and analysis for logistics and supply chain professionals. The report shows that a slowing economy, retailers reducing purchases, inflation and high fuel costs are finally making an impact…

The Best Software Tools for Freight Brokers

The Best Software Tools for Freight Brokers

To manage the fast-paced business of matching carriers and shippers, choosing the right freight broker software is essential for your success as a broker. Especially if you’re just starting,  freight brokers need specialized solutions that help manage carrier relationships and perform freight matching needs, invoicing, payments, and financial tasks. 1….

Safety in the transportation industry

Safety in the transportation industry

The U.S. transportation industry is responsible for moving cargo and people across the country. This business sector is immensely diverse, encompassing such vehicles as trucks, trains, airliners, and passenger cars; several safety topics are of vital importance to the industry. The state of transportation infrastructure in the United States is…

How to start a box truck business

How to start a box truck business

A box truck (also known as a straight truck, box van or cube van) is a chassis cab truck with an enclosed rectangular cargo area. They are usually 10–26 feet long and can range from Class 3 to Class 7 (12,500 lb. to 33,000 lb. gross vehicle weight rating).  A…

Become a freight broker in North Carolina

Become a freight broker in North Carolina

Freight brokers are regulated at the federal level. The North Carolina Utilities Commission only regulates brokers working with passenger carriers.  To broker goods and products across state lines, you need a license through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The first step is to apply for a U.S. Department…