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Month: February 2024

Fast, reliable shipping – how air freight works Air freight refers to the transportation of goods via an air carrier, which may be commercial or charter.  This type of freight is a critical component of global logistics, enabling rapid, reliable delivery of high-value, time-sensitive products across extensive distances. Characterized by its speed and efficiency, air…

Trucking rates are often an unpredictable element of freight transportation. Because they are directly influenced by the market, trucking rates can be considered a reliable barometer of broader economic conditions. In times of economic prosperity, the surge in consumer spending propels freight demand, driving up rates as capacity becomes strained. Conversely, during economic downturns, reduced…

The annual holiday of love is upon us, and people across the country are going all out to celebrate. In fact, consumers are expected to spend a record-breaking $26 billion on Valentine’s Day this year. Love is in the air—and what better way to express it than sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers?  Shipping flowers…

March 2024 freight market update: Key insights Inflation surprised to the upside in February for the second month in a row, indicating that the Fed’s objective to bring it down to 2% might prove harder than expected. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate rose to its highest level since January 2022. Following an abysmal January, retail sales…

New API streamlines appointments, optimizes processes for carriers, shippers and receivers, and drives operational efficiencies for the industry at large We’re excited to announce a piloted rollout of a new scheduling application programming interface (API), the first activation of the Scheduling Standards Consortium’s (SSC) Technical Standard for the industry. Our new API, designed for Uber…