Plastic Pallets vs. Wood Pallets: Differences, Advantages and Disadvantages


It’s fair to say that pallets move the world. They are an essential part of the modern supply chain. We use pallets for storage and transportation. Plastic pallets can double as product displays in the stores. Typically, pallets are made of wood or plastic, with the large majority still made of wood.

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.

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.

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


Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Green Freight, Freight Electrification—Freightera’s notes from COP23


When we first shared our green freight vision two years ago, we had a few concerns. How can green be applied to the most polluting industry on earth without skepticism? How can we do it? How quickly can green freight technology catch up? Do our partners, investors and customers care?

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.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017


Demand for greener supply chains will be driven by the largest firms. Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. It’s coming from the Walmart’s and Whole Foods of the world, and the very large logistics companies.

Plug and Play selects Freightera as finalist for Logistics Sector Accelerator Program!


Plug and Play Ventures selected Freightera as a finalist for their logistics sector accelerator program. Exciting news for our friends! Plug and Play Ventures, a renown Silicon Valley venture fund, has selected Freightera as a finalist for their “world’s largest” accelerator program.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level


Canadian startup Freightera released its breakthrough redesign. Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. VANCOUVER, British Columbia , Sept. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera users can now get live instant quotes without creating accounts.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

If You Got It, A Trucker Brought It


It’s a National Truck Driver Appreciation week in the US and we just celebrated trucking week in Canada. It’s that time of year when we get reminded that everything that we have in our homes came to us by truck.

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Clean50 Award


Exciting news for our friends and customers. Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s work towards the green future of freight has been honored by a prestigious 2019 Clean50 Award. The award was presented at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on September 27, 2018.

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis


It’s Twin Cities Startup Week , a gathering of the creatives, hackers, investors, makers, entrepreneurs, and startups that are powering the economic future of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Happy Halloween!


Trick or treat! Happy Halloween everybody, all the good people of Earth, our shippers and carriers, our colleagues, friends and family, and the ghosts too! Watch out for stray pumpkins and other weirdness tonight! The post Happy Halloween! appeared first on Freightera Blog.


How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Interview with Freightera Co-founder Zhenya Beck in Total Prestige Magazine


Total Prestige Magazine has a tradition of interviewing inspiring professionals and business people. I was honored to get on their radar and happy to use this opportunity to share the Freightera story. The interview questions were thought-provoking and very in-depth, challenging and fun to answer.


Happy Customer Service Week 2018 from Freightera


Happy Customer Service week from Freightera’s fabulous customer care people to all fabulous customer care people in the world! Your daily work makes a big difference in everyone’s life.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!


Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to our shippers, carriers, colleagues, friends, and family! It’s that time of year again. We wish you a relaxing and joyful holidays. Cozy family and friends time. Enjoy the fall colours of vast Canada and a long weekend!

Happy National Trucking Week!


September is a big month in the trucking industry. It is a month of truck driver appreciation and celebration and the beginning of a busy fall shipping season.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Easy shipping with Freightera’s 7 Cs. How do we do that?


If you’re already working with us, you have probably noticed our customer care difference. We are obsessed with service and we want you to see it in every interaction with Freightera. Recent 5-star review from one of our awesome customers.

Happy Labour Day!


Happy Labour Day! Happy last long weekend of the summer! Wishing you a beautiful fall, successful end-of-the-year sales and strong shipping season ahead. Our shippers and carriers, colleagues, friends, and partners, thank you for your business, collaboration, support, friendship. We appreciate you!

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving 2018!


Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to our shippers, carriers, colleagues, friends, and family! It’s that time of year again. We wish you a relaxing and joyful holidays. Cozy family and friends time. Enjoy the fall colours of vast Canada and a long weekend!

Entrepreneur Magazine features Freightera in the article about purpose-driven business


Good news for our friends and followers.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Happy Mother’s Day!


Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, raising children and working, and doing it all, and, of course, the truck driving ones and the ones serving the customers, problem-solving and delivering happiness in our exciting and challenging industry of moving freight. ? ?. The post Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Spring, Happy Easter!


Happy Spring, Happy Easter! . Enjoy the holidays and let us hunt for the best prices on shipping for you. The post Happy Spring, Happy Easter! appeared first on Freightera Blog. Welcome to Freightera Blog

Freightera Featured in the State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018 Report


Earlier this month Freightera was honored to be featured in the State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018 report by Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC). We were included with the Green Mobility cohort and among Who to Watch in the sector.

How to Avoid Freight Damage


How to Avoid Freight Damage. and how to deal with damage if it does happen. The uncomfortable truth is: shipments do get damaged.

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Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Freightera showcased in 2018 G7 Summit edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE)


Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s article about how Canada can lead in greening global freight transportation was just published in the La Malbaie, Quebec G7 Summit edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE).

Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail


Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada. VANCOUVER, B.C.,

Freightera Client Care Making News!! Juicy details inside :)))


Happy Friday, dear You! If you’re reading our blog, thank you! Let us share something with you that was designed purely for internal release, but we had so much fun with it, we decided it would be unfair not to share it with you, our reader in the wider world web.

Thank you ~ Thank you, Dear Customers!


Our dear customers, Thank you – Thank you! We appreciate you. link]. The post Thank you ~ Thank you, Dear Customers! appeared first on Freightera Blog. Welcome to Freightera Blog


Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.