2017 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Highlights

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is always one of GlobalTranz’ favorite weeks of the year and this year was no different.  It is one week out of the year where we, as an industry, can step forward to thank the 3.5 million men and women who we are proud to call professional truck drivers for the work they do. It …

Hurricane Irma – Transportation Update & Shipper Impact

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Hurricane Irma made landfall in south Florida over the weekend and has been pushing north and east bringing heavy rain and wind into northern Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. As the second Hurricane in two weeks impacts the United States, we continue to think of all those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. Our team is working hard to …

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Thank you, Drivers

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Truck drivers keep America moving every day. We depend on the transportation industry, and more importantly, truck drivers to deliver everything from basic modern goods and commodities to life-sustaining medical supplies to our communities. With the massive storms impacting Texas, Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and now threatening Florida and the East Coast, truck drivers are going the extra mile to …

Hurricane Harvey – Transportation Update & Shipper Impact

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As Hurricane Harvey continues to impact Houston, South East Texas and parts of Louisiana, our thoughts go out to all those affected by this historic and devastating storm. During this difficult time, we want to assure you that we are prepared and equipped to help you navigate these weather-related supply chain challenges. Our team is working hard to keep you …

ELD Mandate Update: What Shippers Should Know

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Background:   The December 2017 deadline for the nationwide rollout of the electronic logging device (ELD) is fast approaching. A splinter group of 21 members of the U.S. House of Representatives is attempting to delay its implementation by sponsoring a new bill that would push out implementation until December 2019.  Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) reports that with larger looming issues …

Uber Freight: a Real Disrupter for 3PLs?

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The launch of the Uber Freight app in 2016 naturally received a lot of attention when parent company Uber shared its vision of a future that marginalizes the value of freight brokers and 3PLs in the nation’s supply chains. The app is designed to connect shippers with truck drivers and carriers by communicating in real-time. Uber Freight believes its app …

Are you ready to ride the e-commerce wave?

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By Bob Farrell, chairman and CEO of GlobalTranz Consumers and businesses buy everything online – from furniture and electronics to toilet paper and fresh groceries. There is hardly anything you can’t buy online. Digital shoppers account for an amazing 90% of Internet users and the National Retail Federation estimates 8-12% growth in US e-commerce in 2017. According to market researcher …

Vote GlobalTranz as Your Top 3PL Provider

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It’s time to vote for Inbound Logistics’ Top 3PL Provider ranking, and GlobalTranz would like your support! Here are the top 5 reasons to vote for GlobalTranz as your Top 3PL provider: The best fright management technology. GlobalTranz has always been ahead of the curve on technology innovation, but we just took it to a whole new level with the …

GlobalTranz 2017 Freight Agent Conference Highlights – Captivating Keynote, Compelling Lineup of Industry Speakers and Record Attendance

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Earlier this week, GlobalTranz hosted its 2017 Freight Agent Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. A record turnout of nearly 300 freight agents, carriers, shippers, technology partners and investors participated in the event – making it GlobalTranz’ largest event ever. An expanded agenda and a plethora of well-respected industry speakers were key drivers for the record turnout. Here are few highlights: After …