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Steve Blair

For the past 25 years, Steve Blair has served as a senior manager for DAT Keypoint®, a transportation management software (TMS) designed solely for brokering freight. The TMS enables brokers and 3PLs to control virtually every facet of their business, from capacity planning and operations, to accounting and business analytics.

A $34 Profit on a $1,500 Load? Really?
A $34 Profit on a $1,500 Load? Really?

If you own or manage a freight brokerage, you’re keenly aware of all the expenses associated with running the business. But do your employees know how much you spend for payroll, benefits, rent, taxes, etc.—and does it matter? Many successful brokerage owners believe that their employees need to understand how their company makes money.

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5 Things to do During the Slow Season
5 Things to do During the Slow Season

As holiday freight makes its way from highways to store shelves, we’ll soon enter what traditionally is the slow season for freight brokers. But rather than simply waiting around until business picks up after the holidays, there are practical things you can do now that will put you in a good position for that sure-to-come time when ...

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Your Thoughts on MAP-21 Compliance
Your Thoughts on MAP-21 Compliance

We recently asked Keypoint customers for thoughts about the transportation bill known as MAP-21 and how you plan to respond to it. The bill requires that brokers and freight forwarders obtain a surety bond or trust fund of $75,000 to retain brokerage authority. Here are the high points of your feedback along with some commentary.

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