Articles written by: Jim Bramlett

Hey, Wired SMB Shippers: Top LTL Carriers Want to be Your BFF

Hey, Wired SMB Shippers: Top LTL Carriers Want to be Your BFF

In case you missed it, a feature story in last month’s Inbound Logistics focused on how large, national LTL carriers — Con-way Freight, YRC and others — see small and medium business shippers as a golden opportunity.   But here’s the rub: Their sales forces only have so much bandwidth….Read more

Inside the Black Box of LTL’s General Rate Increases

Inside the Black Box of LTL’s General Rate Increases

Why Small Shippers Take LTL Carriers’ General Rate Increases in the Shorts General Rate Increases (or GRIs) are the black box of shipping and logistics. The average shipper typically knows very little of the LTL carriers’ annual rate increases of between 4-6 percent, other than possibly coming across the news…Read more

What Freight Can Learn From the ‘Shared Economy’

What Freight Can Learn From the ‘Shared Economy’

Spend any time around tech startup circles today and you’ll quickly come across mention of the Shared Economy. In fact, you may even be participating in this Shared Economy right now – and not even know it. This is where companies develop online marketplaces to help people connect with one…Read more