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

Employee of the Month - Stephen Drew

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Mar 11, 2019 2:08:05 PM

Name: Stephen Drew

Title: Customer Success Specialist

 

What does your job entail?

"I help manage existing customers as well as prospect/close new opportunities."

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Topics: Employee of the Month, Culture, Careers

Emerge at LINK2019: RILA's Retail Supply Chain Conference

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Feb 21, 2019 1:19:45 PM

 

Emerge is excited to share the Private Freight Marketplace at this year's LINK2019: RILA's Retail Supply Chain Conference. 

LINK2019: RILA's Retail Supply Chain Conference boasts that "executives from the from the most recognizable brands in retail attend LINK" and understands the importance technology has in supply chain. We are honored to share how the Emerge Private Freight Marketplace is helping real customers save at least 5% on their freight spend. You'll learn just how easy it is to use your existing carrier network, as well as connecting to thousands of verified carriers in the Emerge network.

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Topics: news, Marketplace, Conference, RILA

Employee of the Month - Todd Hamilton

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Feb 11, 2019 12:29:24 PM

Name: Todd Hamilton

Title: West Coast Operations Team Lead

 

What does your job entail?

"Building relationships with carriers and providing the best service to our network of shippers. Addressing carrier/broker inquiries on multiple platforms. Working closely with all ops representatives to ensure they are able to be as successful as possible."

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Topics: Employee of the Month, Culture, Careers

The Deceptive Illusion of Cargo Insurance - A Cautionary Note

Posted by Eric Lovitt on Feb 5, 2019 12:46:34 PM

Contrary to what many shippers assume—depending on the freight being transported— most motor carriers are not required by law to have cargo insurance coverage. Even when a motor carrier is covered, shippers may be surprised to learn that there is a significant list of specific commodities excluded from a standard cargo insurance policy and equally surprised to learn that there are also situational circumstances in which these policy coverages may also be denied. Depending on the specific arrangement with each carrier and the nature of the services being offered, there may be release rates further limiting the carriers liability for damage or loss related to the movement of their freight.

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Topics: Visibility, Carrier, Insurance, Scams, authority

How to Hire the Right Carrier

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

Emerge - How to Hire the Right Carrier

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

New to Freight? Your Top Freight Questions Answered

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Feb 5, 2019 12:41:35 PM


  1. What’s the difference between LTL and FTL?
    Typically LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipments range from 150-10,000 lbs. taking up no more than 10-12 linear feet of deck space, while FTL (Full Truckload) shipments can scale significantly more weight and will usually take up most, if not all, of the deck space of a standard trailer . (53 feet, 45,000 lbs).
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Topics: Freight, Visibility, Efficiency, Transportation Management System, Marketplace, Carrier

Emerge Announces Grant Crawford as President

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Jan 28, 2019 4:36:28 PM

We are very pleased to announce that Grant Crawford, former Vice President of International Operations for FedEx Freight and former President of Roadrunner Freight, will now be leading our team of logistic experts as our newly appointed President.

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Topics: news, CEO, Marketplace

10 Reasons You Need A Freight Marketplace in 2019

Posted by Jack Holmes on Dec 7, 2018 5:28:46 PM

Change is inevitable in nearly every industry. We’ve seen it with phones, films, rideshare and most recently freight. As technologies surface to solve new problems, every business has a choice – adapt or die out. A new technology that you’ll certainly be hearing more about in the year to come is freight marketplaces. The following are 10 reasons on why you need to consider utilizing one for 2019.  

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Topics: Capacity, Capacity Crunch, Future, Marketplace

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

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