Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Wins Globe and Mail 2022 Changemakers Award


Freightera CEO wins award for elegant marketplace solution for businesses, reducing shipping cost and CO2 emissions from freight transportation.

Freightera Launches The Nearshoring Canada Directory, in Partnership With Supply Chain Canada – the first of its kind in Canada Freightera and Supply Chain Canada


Freightera and Supply Chain Canada launch The Nearshoring Directory, a potential sourcing solution that could revolutionize the way supply chain works. See below the official press release from Supply Chain Canada.


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2022 Green Energy Trends in North America and the Future of Transportation and the Green Economy


Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Shares His Insights on the Current Green Energy Trends in North America. Current global events have shed light on how fragile supply chains are.

It’s Time to Celebrate the Unsung Heroes of the Freight & Logistics Industries


Happy National Trucking Week / National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2021! The National Trucking Week in Canada ends tomorrow, September 11, and the following day begins the National Truck Driver Appreciation week in the USA.

Automating Freight Forwarding Processes with CargoWise Workflow

This training guide helps freight forwarders utilize the productivity capabilities of CargoWise. It covers 5 key CargoWise Workflow features, the importance of auditing your operation’s processes, and using automation for maximum productivity.

New LTL Freight Rates (and a Special Holiday Surprise!)


New Pallet Shipping Rates in Canada, USA, and Cross-Border. Dear customers, Thank you for shipping freight with Freightera! We wish you happy holidays and a peaceful, successful and healthy New Year 2022! We have good news, new rates, and new promotional codes!

Do You Have Medical and Other Essential Supplies Available for Sale? Freightera Community Update


Gloves, Zip Lock Bags, Masks, Gowns, Hand Sanitizers, etc. On Wednesday we received an urgent call from the BC Government’s COVID-19 Supply Hub to purchase the medical and other essential supplies.

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains


Interview with Benoit Montreuil, Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Physical Internet Center; Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Interviewed by Eric Beckwitt, Founder and CEO, Freightera.

Freightera Wins 2020 Ready to Rocket Placement Among Top Technology Companies in British Columbia


For the second year, Freightera makes the list of private BC companies best positioned for high growth and acquisition, according to a predictive model by Rocket Builders.

Logistics Manager Magazine: Freightera Creates Local Sourcing for Global Supply Chains amid Coronavirus


March 16th was the first day when Freightera shipments started to plummet in sync with the whole Canadian economy. COVID-19 disruption of most of our customers’ businesses due to their own suppliers and customers shutting down, traveled downstream to us.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Freightera is a Supply Chain Brief 2019 MVP Award Finalist


Awesome news for Freightera blog and our readers! Our post Ship a Pallet in 15 Easy Steps: Quick Guide for Pallet Shipping for Beginners was selected among thousands of articles as one of the finalists in the Transport/Freight category. We want to thank everybody who voted for us!

What is Freight?


Whether You’re Looking to Ship Cargo or Simply Play Scrabble, We Have the Answers For You! Freight is a common enough occurrence to make it a term brought up in everyday speech. It’s not common enough outside of businesses for everyone to know what it is. So what is it?

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Freightera Makes Top Growing Companies List — Again


Freightera Featured on Globe and Mail’s Top Growing Companies List For the Third Time in a Row. Whether they’re based in Vancouver or tiny Tara, Ont., have five employees or 7,500, one thing unites them: They’ve all managed to grow through some of the most tumultuous years on record.”.

FTL Freight Quotes in Canada & the USA


Are You Looking to Ship Freight Within the USA or Within Canada? We’ve prepared our updated and improved FTL shipping rates within the USA and Canada for you! Take a look below! FTL USA. From Los Angeles. From Los Angeles, CA to New York, NY. Was: $8,570.84 Now: $8,196.26

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

How to Fill out a Bill of Lading in 7 Easy Steps


Learn How to Fill out a BOL Quickly and Easily, Step by Step. The easy version of getting your BOL simply means getting a quote with Freightera and following our easy-to-use system’s instructions. You fill out the information as requested and voila, a BOL is generated for you, completely filled out.

How to Ship Cross-Border Seamlessly


Ship Across the USA-Canada Border Stress-Free by Following These 7 Simple Steps. If you’re looking to ship some cargo from the USA to Canada or vice versa, you’ll want to make sure everything goes smoothly. Shipping within a country already requires a considerable amount of attention.

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Before the Truck has Purred Make Sure You’re Insured


At Your One-Stop-Shop When it Comes to Shipping, You Can Now Get Additional Insurance Coverage Too! You’ve been asking for it and it’s finally here! Our instant, additional third-party insurance for your freight shipping needs.

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Freightera in Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions


Silpa Paul, Frost & Sullivan commercial vehicles industry analyst, mentions Freightera among key automated-on-demand solutions in her article in earlier this week and states that we are entering the era of fast adaption of brokerage digitization. Silpa Paul’s authority comes from prolific work in the space. She has published more than 30 research studies covering trucking and logistics.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Ship it Right or Ship it Again


These 5 Tips for Safe Shipping Will Help You Avoid Reshipping Your Freight. You may have heard of the phrase “I’m not rich enough to buy cheap things”. With rising shipping costs, it’s likely that you’re not rich enough to ship the same cargo again after you’ve already tried to ship it.

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Speaking at CONNECT 2019 | Supply Chain, Management and Technology Event in Bothell, WA on May 17, 2019


Please join us at the upcoming CONNECT 2019 | Supply Chain + Management + Technology event in Bothell on May 17th! Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt will be speaking with thought leaders from Convoy, FLEXE, Flexport, Freightera, Microsoft,, P8, REI, Seagull Scientific, UW Bothell School of Business, and the State of Washington.

How to Choose the Right Freight Carrier in 5 Simple Steps


Select the Right Carrier for Your Freight Shipping Needs in 5 Simple Steps. Freight shipping can be tricky, it can be stressful, and it can be difficult to maneuver. It makes you wish you could simply read a recipe and have everything done by just turning off your brain and following the steps.

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The Future of Sustainable Freight Hauling – Freightera featured in ‘Digital Supply Chain’


Mediaplanet just published and distributed in USA Today their special edition about innovative technological solutions for transportation and supply chain management. This ‘Digital Supply Chain’ issue aims to help businesses navigate new technologies for improving efficiency of their supply chains, increasing productivity and gaining a competitive edge for their companies.

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

Full Truckload Cross-Border Freight Shipping Rates


Looking to ship some cargo cross-border? We can help with that! Take a look at our rate examples for full truckload cross-border shipments from the USA to Canada and vice versa. Cross-border from CA to the US. From Montreal QC to Westbrook ME: $1169 USD.

How to Ship: Oversized Cargo, Containers, and Parcels


Streamline Your Oversized, Undersized, and Container Cargo Shipping Processes by Following These 6 Tips. It’s not easy to move oversized cargo. You need special permits, there are time constraints, etc. Containers are no different and parcels are very different (simpler ). .

Freightera CEO wins sustainability award for freight-based digital transformation efforts

Freightera picked up our recent press release about Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s 2019 Clean50 Award and published a feature article about this news for the supply chain community. Thank you, Supply Chain Digital! This story will help us spread the word about our solution. The excerpts from the article below.

A Short Guide to Taxes for Freight Shippers


Everything You Need to Know About Taxes for Shipping Within Canada. If you’re looking to ship goods within Canada, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the applicable taxes for each province. .

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

How to Ship: FTL Freight


If You’re Looking to Ship FTL Freight You’ll Want to Check Out These 5 Tips for a Good Experience. You’re shipping freight and you’re not sure if you need a whole truck, less than truckload, or a whole smaller truck? Well, we’re here to answer your questions.

Freightera Client Reviews 2022


Let These Three Reviews We’ve Received Recently Tell You Why You Want to Give Freightera a Shot. We’ve received some wonderful feedback from our clients over the years. Recently, we’ve received some reviews that we actually wanted to frame. .

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Sustainability Award at Clean50 Summit in Toronto


Eric Beckwitt honored for his contribution to advancing the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian freight digitization startup Freightera is honored to announce that CEO Eric Beckwitt has just won the 2019 Clean50 Award for his outstanding contribution to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

Google money moves into digitization of freight. What does it mean?


If you’ve been following the news on freight automation/digitization, freight marketplaces, the acquisition of Globaltranz, Uber Freight’s ups and downs and such, you would have not missed the news last Friday of CapitalG (the late stage investment arm of Alphabet, Google’s parent company) entering the space and backing Seattle-based Convoy. As one of the players in the middle of the digital battlefield, we were honestly shocked. What does that mean for us?

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Ship Anywhere on Demand


Why Online Freight Marketplaces Such as Freightera Are the Way to Go. You’re a small or medium business owner and you just need to get your cargo from point A to point B. You contact a carrier, negotiate a price and it’s done. Great. . Then you need to move your cargo from point A to point C.

How to Ship: LTL Freight


Follow These 7 (And a Half) Steps to Make Sure Your Less Than Truckload Freight Gets Delivered Smoothly. If you’d like to pick up a few things about stressless less than truckload shipping, you’ve come to the right place.

Less than Truckload Freight Rates: Kansas City, MO


LTL Freight Rates: from Major Cities in the USA and Canada to Kansas City, Missouri.

Freightera’s collaboration with SmartWay featured in Truck News magazine


TruckNews just featured Freightera and our collaboration with the SmartWay. SmartWay chose Freightera to feature certified carriers in Canada, leaders in optimizing their fuel efficiency, greening the supply chain. We started to work with them about a year ago with great results. SmartWay initially approached Beckwitt asking him to put a tag on those partner carriers working with Freightera so shippers could see the fleets who are dedicated to lower emissions and being environmentally friendly.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.