Best Practices and Benchmarks

2015 RFP Season: Shippers Soliciting Broker Capacity

RFP bid season is an annual ritual, but 2015 presents a unique opportunity for getting on a shipper's routing guide. Read More

Great Opportunities for Contract Freight

Bid season is right around the corner, with many shippers issuing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the coming year. Read More

How a TMS Can Help You Find Capacity in Places You Never Thought to Look

If you’re a broker or 3PL, we don’t have to convince you there’s a capacity crunch. Read More

6 Ways a TMS Can Help You Find Capacity in Places You Never Thought to Look

If you’re a broker or 3PL, we don’t have to convince you there’s a capacity crunch. You’ve got the loads, but… Read More

DAT Adds Capacity with Extended Network

As capacity tightens and freight volumes on the spot market increase… Read More

Case Study: Broker Doubles Revenue with Half the Staff

Like many other brokerages, Carrier Services of Tennessee was hit hard by the recession that began in 2008. That year… Read More

Brokers: Are You Managing Your Company's Online Reputation?

<p>I recently read an article on handling online reviews and it is so appropriate for our marketplace that I thought I… Read More

Shopping for a Broker TMS? These 5 “Don’ts” Will Help You Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

The right TMS can boost both productivity and profits by eliminating labor-intensive tasks and giving you time to focus on… Read More

Technology vs. Revenue Producer: Who Wins?

What impacts the financial health of a brokerage faster: more revenue producers or better technology? Read More

How to Predict Truckload Rate Changes, Using the Load-to-Truck Ratio

Looking back at one of my blog posts from last year, I came across some analyses that apply surprisingly well to today's… Read More

Carriers and Brokers Use Company Reviews to Select Business Partners

DAT’s Company Reviews feature launched in February and is being used by carriers and brokers alike to help them select who… Read More

Six Ways to Gain Capacity Now

Capacity will continue to be tight in the coming months. Read More