Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017 - DAT Freight Talk Blog

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The ELD mandate, rising freight rates, and the impact of multiple hurricanes on the supply chain were among the topics readers were most interested in last year. Below is a list of the top 10 blog posts of 2017, from the DAT Freight Talk Blog.

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Pros and cons: Brokered vs. direct shipper freight

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The kind of freight you choose to haul, whether it's through a broker or direct from a shipper, is an individual decision that is determined by a person's wants, needs and goals. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver at Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

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Why Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In truth, many aspects of everyday life are made possible through the supply chain industry, with trucking alone responsible for 70% of America’s freight volume by weight. Freight markets analyst Chad Prevost explains that this nascent technology will more likely make truck drivers’ lives easier and safer instead of replacing them altogether. SCM #SupplyChain #Transportation #Logistics #Freight #Shipping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Checklist Freight Spend Management.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Just take the story of The AirHook, invented by Craig Rabin in his basement, Chad was astonished when his innovative airline cup took off on KickStarter faster than the jet planes his products were designed to be used on! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Chad Rubin, Skubana co-founder and CEO, shared his wisdom on how to find the best pick and pack software solution for your business. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes!

How to Handle FEMA Loads Without Losing Your Shirt

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So the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun staging freight outside the storm zone. Many of the FEMA loads are posted by large freight brokers with names that should be familiar to you. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

“While pie-in-the-sky dreams of utopian smart cities fill the media waves,” writes Chad Prevost ( @ChadPrevost ), “[what does a smart city] mean for commercial transportation and the supply chain?”[3] Deborah Abrams Kaplan ( @KaplanInk ) reports, “Urban freight is expected to increase 40% by 2050, going hand-in-hand with the slew of retail stores closing due to e-commerce growth.

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6 rules for making money in the slow season

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Find the loads you need on the largest digital freight marketplace. DAT load boards connect carriers and freight brokers, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

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Trucking Capacity Crunch Sparks Heated Discussions At CONECT T&T

Aborn and Co.

Chad Prevost of Freightwaves reports, “Freight trucks are the lifeblood of America’s consumer economy—they represent 70.9 percent of the nation’s freight by tonnage shipped and 81.5 percent of the nation’s freight As we enter the second quarter of 2018 it has become clear that the capacity crisis facing the trucking industry is far from over.

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5 steps to get 'pre-booked' for loads

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During the busy seasons, the critical freight that pays the best rate almost always goes to a carrier that the broker has worked with before and knows is reliable. Find business partners on the largest digital freight marketplace.

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Partial loads: A slow season secret weapon?

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In any season, DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

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When Should You Replace Your Truck?

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Post your truck to the industry's largest digital freight market exchange. I found a really good freight brokerage that I loved working with and they paid me well. Chad is now the proud owner of a gleaming white, 2019 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

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Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Driving Successful Digital Supply Chain Transformation

TMC

With digitalization, the availability of real-time information of freight and inventory in motion brings more decision-making power and an understanding of supply and demand and where capacity is. This post is credited to Chad Lindbloom.

The Benefits & Drawbacks of WMS in the Cloud

Veridian Solutions

The concept of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform allows users to tap into the enterprise-level software at a fraction of the cost of developing and maintaining systems in-house, reports Chad Collins of Supply and Demand Chain Executive. Ability to manage both inbound and outbound freight, as well as the use of innovative freight management strategies, such as cross docking.

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4 lessons the Marine Corps taught me about owning a business

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Build your business with access to the largest digital freight marketplace. DAT load boards connect carriers and freight brokers, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Third, it is essential the system generate pre-invoices to reduce carrier invoice uncertainties, eliminate fraud, and manage freight spend. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet.

Do the 3 O'Clock Hustle

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When demand is high, truckers get less excited about hauling at the current market rate, and a lot of freight deliveries get rescheduled to the next day. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Get your 3 o'clock hustle on!

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

The Japanese freight mover Kintetsu World Express has expanded recently outside its home market with the acquisition of APL Logistics, which has a strong base in America and Europe.

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4 ways truckers can get more time at home

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When I first got started working with freight brokers in 2011, I was averaging more than 200 nights away from home each year. Post your truck to the industry's largest digital freight market exchange. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver at Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

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Partial loads: A slow season secret weapon?

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In any season, DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

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Post Your Truck to Find Better-Paying Loads

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Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 18,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.

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Get Your Carrier Authority - Ignore the Myths

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Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.

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Getting Your Carrier Authority - Myth and Reality

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Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.

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Expedited Loads: 5 Tips for Fast Negotiations

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Thanks for reading, I really like running expedited freight and will share more tips and strategies in future blog posts. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

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ELD Secrets That Every Broker Should Know

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I have built great relationships with freight brokers, and we share advice and tips to be successful in the spot freight market. This is actually a great opportunity for freight brokers, especially if you have a roster of reliable carriers who already like working with you.

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My Worst Load Ever: Hauling Oregon Potato Chips to Texas

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But Hermiston is a dead zone for freight, and I had just deadheaded 200 miles to get there from Prineville, another dead zone. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

What Does it Cost to Run Your Trucking Company?

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Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.

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12 Tips to Get (and Keep) the BEST Carriers

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The panel featured three freight brokers and one carrier, and was moderated by DAT’s VP of marketing Eileen Hart. Chad Boblett, Owner-Operator, Boblett Brothers Trucking, Lexington, KY: 4.

12 Tips to Get (and Keep) the BEST Carriers

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The panel featured three freight brokers and one carrier, and was moderated by DAT’s VP of marketing Eileen Hart. Chad Boblett, Owner-Operator, Boblett Brothers Trucking, Lexington, KY: 4.

Need Truckload Capacity? These 5 DAT Tools Can Help

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This is supposed to be the slow time of year, but as many freight brokers know, trucks are harder to find than they were last year at this time. If you need to cover a specific lane, a good place to start is by calling carriers who have moved freight for you on that same lane in the past.

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