Tag: transportation

By: Michelle McBride, Senior Product Manager, Uber Freight We recently announced real-time visibility for truckload as a standard capability, without any extra transaction or integration fees, for all of our managed transportation services and Transportation Management System (TMS) customers. We are thrilled to be the first to provide real-time visibility as a standard within a…

By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace Yesterday, Transplace was thrilled to announce that it acquired Yusen Logistics Americas’ intermodal marketing company/over-the-road freight brokerage group. A subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Yusen Logistics is a global logistics and transportation provider that established a strong, successful North American intermodal business. This acquisition expands Transplace’s intermodal and…

2018 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Today kicks off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 9-15), a celebration of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States. Because of the hard work and dedication of these men and women, goods are delivered securely and our highways are kept safe – and we’re truly grateful…

By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace As many of you may already know, we recently announced that Tom Sanderson has transitioned to the role of executive chairman and will serve on Transplace’s board of directors, and that I have moved into the role of CEO. I am honored and excited to have the opportunity…

By: Greg Umstead, Vice President, Fleet & LTL Services Transportation Management, Uber Freight Within the last few years, less-than-truckload (LTL) rates and capacity have fluctuated. Many carriers have shifted from the traditional National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rate-setting formula to density-based pricing, which prices freight according to the amount of space the shipment uses in…

How should leading-edge companies view transportation? Today, leading-edge companies are transforming their process for buying and managing freight capacity from a tactical, frequently siloed, rate-shopping exercise to a holistic, multi-modal, enterprise-wide optimization of their transportation network. This creates an ecosystem where transportation becomes a truly strategic weapon and sustainable competitive advantage. Unfortunately, very few organizations…