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

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

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 You Need To Know About The Emerge Truckload Marketplace

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Oct 2, 2018 6:38:03 PM


Define the marketplace and how it's different from other companies who say they have a "marketplace" (think what makes it great).


The Emerge Marketplace is a way for shippers to interact with carrier & broker vendors that they've never had access to before. Not only do we introduce the shipper to these new partners, but we streamline the onboarding, insurance, and communication that currently happens every day. We're excited to partner with other companies who have similar technology or marketplace visions, which really differentiates us from anyone in the industry. If you're new the world of freight marketplaces check out What Is a Freight Marketplace?

Why did we build it?/How is it impacting the way customers do business?

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Topics: Efficiency, TMS, Transportation Management System, 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

5 Tips on Getting Setup for Emerge Success

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Jul 25, 2018 5:46:03 PM
 
1. First things, first - adding network partners . Whether you quote through emails, websites or phone calls, you'll want to get all your contacts linked up with right away. All you'll need is their email address, name and phone number!
 
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Topics: Efficiency, Customer Success

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

7 Reasons to Replace Email with Collaboration Software

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Jan 11, 2018 6:49:29 PM

You should replace email with collaboration software. Email is out and social collaborative software is taking its place.

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Topics: Visibility, Communication, Efficiency, news

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