Entries by Tim Taylor

Trapping for Fame and Fortune

Trapping for Fame and Fortune Recent studies within our TMS have revealed carriers trapping freight to combine deliveries. Let me explain. The carriers know what freight is in their system. If they see a single shipment for a given delivery stop and yet there is another shipment on its way for the next day, often […]

Personal Conveyance Status whether the truck is loaded or not

Courtesy of CCJ Digital Effective immediately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will allow drivers to enter into personal conveyance status, whether the truck is loaded or not, to find the nearest safe parking or rest location after their hours of service are exhausted by a shipper/receiver or off-duty periods are interrupted by law enforcement. “The […]

2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider

ShippersEdge Named a 2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider For the fifth year in a row ShippersEdge was named a top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Industry Leading Magazine Inbound Logistics. Dear Mr. Taylor,  Congratulations again on your selection as a 2018 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider. It’s time for you to celebrate and […]

Intermodal not Answering the Call

As our national capacity crunch deepens with the ripening of a growing season in the south many people thought that intermodal capacity would be the answer to a capacity shortage. The real answer is not what people were expecting at all. The ELD mandate has struck intermodal in regards to drayage both for international container […]

Moving Logistics In-House

What to expect when moving logistics in-house Ten years ago, it was worth it to use a 3PL to manage your logistics management mainly because of the high cost of acquiring and maintaining the technology. Now more and more shippers are moving logistics in-house. Rating, managing and procuring freight transportation resources is time consuming and […]

Cargo Security

Theft by Misrepresentation of Identity Here’s a scenario. Friday afternoon, an unsuspecting broker gets a call on a load of grapes from California to Toronto from a trucker based in Iowa. This trucker has one truck and says he can do the load. He also has a Gmail address using the name of the trucker. […]

A surefire way to get more owner operator trucks

A surefire way to get more owner operator trucks It’s about Fuel Surcharge To get more owner operators interested in your loads, increase the fuel surcharge portion of truck pay. Owner operators typically get 100% of fuel surcharge revenue. Make your load more attractive to them by setting your fuel surcharge above market. If you’re […]