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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 Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at the …

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Retailers Turning to Specific-Day Delivery Over Speediest Shipping

Retailers this holiday season are focusing on delivering packages to customers on specific dates, rather than competing on speed of delivery.  With inflation-conscious consumers now dialing back their online shopping, many retailers are focused on restraining the high costs of fulfillment and last-mile delivery. Amazon.com Inc. set the pace for competition on speed with its …

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Auto freight rolling strong as economy hits the brakes

Freight volumes of automotive parts are still recovering as demand for many durable goods wanes. Rail carloads for motor vehicles and parts averaged 11% higher year over year in October as part of a recovery trend that started earlier in the year.  The average age of cars hit new highs earlier this year as consumers …

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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 on U.S. container imports. The …

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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. Transportation Management System (TMS)Transportation management systems …

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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 a serious concern for fleet operators …

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How to Start a Freight Brokerage Business at Home

A freight broker is someone who assists shippers with freight ready to haul by finding carriers (drivers) who are qualified to haul the load. They are responsible for arranging the transportation and tracking of a load hauled by a freight carrier. What do you need to start your freight broker business?  Federal Application Requirements: Every brokerage …

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Become a freight broker in Georgia

Becoming a freight broker in Georgia is a lucrative opportunity that comes with multiple benefits. If you’re an excellent communicator, have stellar negotiation skills, and have a knack for putting things together, freight brokering can be the perfect career opportunity for you. Requirements for Working as a Freight Broker in Georgia There are no formal licensing requirements …

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How to become a freight broker in Ohio

Freight brokers act as a go-between for carriers and shipping companies. Brokers will typically employ freight agents to work for them as independent contractors, and these agents will work to compile a database of carriers, making the broker’s job a bit easier. Certifications for Becoming a Freight Broker in Ohio The regulations for freight brokerage are set …

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Become a freight broker in Illinois

Freight brokering is an excellent career for those interested in logistics, exceptionally organized, and have an innate skill for working with people to solve problems logistically. It’s relatively easy to become a freight broker in Illinois. The state requires you to hold a high school diploma or equivalent and apply for a state broker’s license in …

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