Save the Date – 2017 GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference

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Join GlobalTranz and the nation’s top freight agents at the 2017 GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference for 3 days of engaging sessions, innovative logistics technology demos and networking with your peers. Learn best practices for growing your freight brokerage business and be the first to see new enhancements to the GlobalTranz technology platform. If you are a GlobalTranz freight agent or …

freight agent safeguards against weather-related challenges

6 Safeguards Freight Agents Can Take Against Weather-Related Shipping Challenges

GTZ Blog Post, Freight Agents

According to one survey, weather-related shipping challenges cost trucking companies between $2 billion and $3.5 billion on average. In fact, overall weather-related shipping challenges add up to close to 3.5% of the U.S. GDP. Unless you have a plan for managing risks due to weather, just one hurricane or devastating snowstorm could upend your business. Weather-Related Shipping Challenges Add Up …

The Real Grinch: Fraudulent Carriers

GTZ Blog Post, Logistics Best Practices

There is a transportation industry crime fit for The Grinch this holiday season: fraudulent carriers. Fraudulent carriers know how to take advantage of shippers during a particularly vulnerable time of need – last minute order fulfillment during the holiday season. Cargo theft reportedly increases by 40% during holiday weekends as more freight shipments are on the road to meet the …

Logistics Technology Innovation – Q&A with GlobalTranz CTO

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GlobalTranz is investing heavily in logistics technology innovation and leading the market with its freight brokerage technology products for less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload (TL), carrier selection and freight agent lead generation. This week, GlobalTranz CTO Greg Carter participated in a Q&A interview with Superb Crew in which he elaborated on the value GlobalTranz delivers to shippers, carriers and freight agents. …

Freight Brokerage Value vs Uber Freight Buzz

Freight Brokerage Value vs. Uber Freight Buzz

GTZ Blog Post, Logistics Best Practices, Technology

The launch of Uber Freight got quite a bit of press last month, as Uber shared its vision of cutting out the middleman in freight movement by connecting shippers directly with available carriers and providing real-time pricing. Uber is not the first to attempt this model. Other companies have tried it with mixed results and minimal disruption to the traditional …

Freight Agent Marketing

7 Tips for Freight Agent Marketing

GTZ Blog Post, Freight Agents

Every year, advances in transportation, logistics and freight brokerage technology keep the logistics industry in constant flux. These changes can impact not only your freight management operations but also how you market your business. Here are 7 of the most untapped but effective freight agent marketing tips. #1: Promote Your Niche Last year we told you about how to market …

10 Ways Freight Agents Can Minimize Last-Mile Logistics Issues

10 Ways Freight Agents Can Minimize Last-Mile Logistics Issues

GTZ Blog Post, Freight Agents

Amazon has nearly 80 fulfillment centers located throughout the U.S. That is partly how they are solving the last-mile issue. But for the typical freight agent, it’s not only cost prohibitive, it is often financially unfeasible to build one fulfillment center —let alone more than six dozen. With faster on-time delivery demand coming from consumers and trickling down to freight …