5 Tips to Help Reduce Freight Spend

Posted by Grant Crawford on Mar 12, 2019 11:48:44 AM

If you've found yourself paying more for your freight, you’re not alone. In fact, the CSCMP’s State of Logistics Report notes, “The costs of shipping goods and services is rising, as seen by increased capacity rates, which is leading to higher supply chain costs for corporations, and the consolidation of smaller trucking and logistics companies that cannot keep pace.”

With increased demand for freight and a rising driver shortage, saving money where you can has never been more crucial. We've put together 5 strategic methods you can use to reduce your freight spend. 

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Topics: Efficiency, Business, Marketplace

How to Hire the Right Carrier

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Feb 5, 2019 12:42:29 PM

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Finding a carrier you can trust with your shipment can be a difficult, looming task. Whether you’re going through a broker or working directly with a carrier, it’s important that you take the time to verify their credentials and gain insight into their service history.

While price is often the make-or-break-it factor in a decision process, there are several other things to consider before going with the cheapest option. Below is a quick list to help make sure you connect with carriers that are not only legitimate, but are also a good fit for your business. If you're new to freight we recommend starting with our Top Freight Questions Answered post. 

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Topics: Freight, Transportation Management, Capacity, Communication, Business, Marketplace, Carrier

What is a Private Freight Marketplace?

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Oct 10, 2018 4:46:25 PM

What Is a Private Freight Marketplace?

A private freight marketplace differs from a traditional freight marketplace in that it is specifically designed for managing and delegating shipments within a shipper’s exclusive carrier network. Shipping managers and logistics professional can also utilize a private freight marketplace to manage their overflow. In this case, when a carrier from the shipper’s route guide or controlled sequential tendering (CST) isn’t available to cover the load, the shipper would then have the option to post the load to a network of new verified carriers provided by the platform.

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Topics: Visibility, Efficiency, Business, Customer Success, Marketplace

What is a Freight Marketplace?

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Oct 2, 2018 6:34:04 PM

A freight marketplace is typically a cloud-based platform designed to allow shippers, freight managers and/or logistics professionals to access carrier direct rates. A freight marketplace may also aide in introducing shippers to new carriers outside of their current network, helping to make sure they always have numerous options to cover their loads. 

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Topics: Efficiency, TMS, Transportation Management System, Business, Customer Success, Marketplace

Be the Office Hero | Introducing LTL Connect

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on May 1, 2018 3:33:35 PM

 

The office has been bustling with excitement in anticipation of our newest feature, LTL Connect. For the first time ever, EmergeTMS becomes the only platform that allows its users to sign in to one place to access all of their LTL shipping rates.  

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Topics: LTL Connect, Efficiency, Future, Business, CEO

Evaluating Your Freight Vendors | A Note From Our CEO

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Mar 12, 2018 12:06:15 PM

If you're a Logistics Manager, you've probably answered many phone calls from eager brokers trying to earn your business. One of those days, you answer the phone in a good mood and think "Why not? Let's give them a shot". But your mood quickly sours—they lowball the price and fail to source a truck to move your goods.

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Topics: Transportation Management, Brokers, Efficiency, Business, CEO

Capacity Crunch | A Note From Our CEO

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Feb 27, 2018 12:51:43 PM

Have you read the reports? With high freight demand and the new ELD Mandate, capacity is getting scarce and companies are continually working to maintain the right vendor mix. In these times, Logistics Managers have to ask themselves a couple of questions:

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Topics: Capacity, Capacity Crunch, news, Business, CEO

10 Reasons to Say "Be Mine" to EmergeTMS

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Feb 9, 2018 5:05:04 PM

  1. Built by freight experts: Our team has over 150 years of combined experience in freight, logistics, shipping and more. We designed our system to help professionals work smarter and faster.
     
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Topics: Freight, TMS, Transportation Management System, Business

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