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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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. Benoit Montreuil is the father of the Physical Internet, a concept he elaborated while at Université Laval, Quebec and disseminated in a series of papers, starting in 2010 and evolving until now. As summarized by Prof.

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Freightera is a Supply Chain Brief 2019 MVP Award Finalist

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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!

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

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SupplyChainDigital.com 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

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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?

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

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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, OneClick.ai, P8, REI, Seagull Scientific, UW Bothell School of Business, and the State of Washington.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

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

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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.

Freightera’s collaboration with SmartWay featured in Truck News magazine

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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.

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

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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? With these questions, we started to reach out and connect with people, companies and organizations working on solutions for cleaning and greening freight transportation.

How to Ship Heavy Haul & Oversize Loads

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Easy Guide to Shipping Heavy Haul & Oversize Loads. Shipping heavy haul and oversize loads is as complicated as freight shipping gets, with many intricacies that can cause you headaches. It pays off to get informed and prepare well.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017

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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. Once these services are set up, and capacity is established, it will be made available to smaller firms. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well.

Parcel Shipping vs. Pallet Shipping: Which One Should You Choose?

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Parcel Shipping vs. Pallet Shipping: Key Differences. We often get questions from our clients regarding which shipping option should they choose for their business: parcel shipping or pallet shipping (LTL). These two options are quite similar, so the choice between them is not easy.

How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient

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By Kevin Hill. The rise in demand for goods and products worldwide has pushed many businesses to go global. This requires them to develop efficient and cost-effective supply chains to enhance their market reach. This rise in demand and supply of goods also calls for an added focus towards sustainable shipping practices to ensure the environment doesn’t get affected by it all.

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

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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.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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

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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. We are invited to present at a private event on June 8th with their Supply Chain & Logistics partners. Plug and Play Ventures are best known for working with Paypal and Dropbox.

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

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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 Introduces Value-Added Membership Plans for Shippers

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Earlier this month, Dan Goodwill’s Transportation Consulting posted an article about our newly-added Membership Plans and how they can help shippers in Covid-19 times.

New LTL rate update: Canada, USA and cross-border rates for under $150!

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We’ve got some great new LTL rates in Canada, USA, and cross-border. Check these out and visit the Dashboard for gift codes on your Friends & Rewards page. Don’t miss the extra discounts and our membership promotions. For a limited time, we are giving away a 3-month free trial of new plans : SMB Plus (plus parcels) and SMB Priority (up to 5 user seats, priority handling, and more). Sample Rates for 500 Lbs in the USA and cross-border.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

New LTL freight rates in Canada and USA

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We don’t like to use the word “crazy” but what we’ve got for you is crazy-amazing savings in freight prices in both Canada and the USA, to help your business through these challenging times: Sample Rates in the USA (48” x 40” x 48”, 500 lbs, class 125): Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA — was: USD $186, n ow: USD $109 (savings: 41%). Sacramento, CA to Houston, TX — was: USD $258, n ow: USD $189 (savings: 27%).

TGIF! Stay Well, Stay Safe, Have Some Fun! Our Ideas for Newly Remote Teams

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Happy Friday! If you’re quarantining, the distinction between days of the week may blur. Would you please do yourself a favor and remember that today is #TGIF. Here is what we’ve been up to. Tomorrow at Freightera we are having our first ever PJ Party!

New Canadian LTL Rate Update: Rates Under $100 CAD

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Dear Shippers, We have updated our system with some new LTL lanes within Canada. . You’ll be able to see and book the rates by clicking the links below. . All rates are for 1 skid, 500 lbs, 48” x 40” x 48”, and include the transit times: Vancouver, BC to Love, SK. Was: no rate. Now: $177.21

Why Ship with Freightera Marketplace vs. Carriers and Brokers

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Our clients come from different industries and from companies of various sizes, but what they all have in common is the fact that they have chosen to work with Freightera rather than directly with carriers and brokers. Why is that? What does Freightera bring to the market that traditional carriers and brokers don’t? We had a brief interview about this with Jackie Locke, our General Manager, and here’s what she said: Q: Why choose Freightera vs. brokers and carriers?

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

New US LTL Freight Rates from $125, and New Cross-Border Rates from $187!

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In the spirit of continuous improvement, we have added new carrier lanes, and new affordable LTL carrier rates in US, and cross-border US to Canada & Canada to US. . All examples below are for 1 pallet, 40 x 40 x 40 inches, 250 lbs, class 100.

AI and Climate Change, Can Technology Save The Planet, and What’s Next for Green City Vancouver

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Interview with Juvarya Veltkamp. Juvarya Veltkamp is the Green Economy Initiatives Manager for the City of Vancouver, working in this role for more than 10 years.

An Island of Stability in COVID-19 Times

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Letter from Freightera CEO. As we face these challenging times, most of us are preoccupied with the same thoughts: how will COVID-19 affect our lives, jobs, businesses, and communities? As a 100% remote team, we’re planning to remain open and keep shipping for businesses that are still operating.

Freightera Client Reviews – June 2020

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We are thankful for plenty of awesome reviews from our customers last month! Read what they’re saying about our prices, our customer service, and the seamless process of quoting and booking shipments with Freightera! ”Best freight company ever!” ” Best freight company ever! Easy fast shipping quote and humans are available via phone and email if you need some help. I will only ever use Freightera for all my shipping needs! Wonderful service and pricing! The best!

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!