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

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

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

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

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