Topic: Data and Technology

Zipline Logistics Releases Data Analysis and Freight Tracking Feature Set Enhancements for KanoPI Shipper Intelligence Platform

Columbus, OH – The digitally enabled third-party logistics (3PL) partner, Zipline Logistics, today released multiple new feature sets for its shipper intelligence platform, KanoPI. Zipline Logistics customers can now look deeper into transportation spend and performance with advanced data drilldowns and visualize freight in transit with track-and-trace capabilities. “The enhancements to KanoPI provide our shipping […]

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Freight Rates Outlook 2018

The current freight market is one for the books. Extreme weather, E-Logs, increased volumes, higher fuel prices, and numerous other economic factors have all contributed to an increase in rates and a capacity shortage. The Wall St. Journal explains “a nationwide truck shortage is forcing thousands of shippers into a tough choice: postpone all but […]

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ELD Mandate – One Month Update

Photo source: Overdrive The ELD Mandate has officially been in effect for one full month, and nearly everyone has experienced hiccups since its enforcement. In fact, FTR asked its audience if ELDs have had an impact since Dec. 17, 2017, and 97% of survey participants said yes. It’s been a bumpy adjustment period, to say the […]

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ELD Mandate and Capacity Impacts

Photo Source: NationalLease What will happen to truck capacity when the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate is finally enforced this coming December? The ELD mandate will help to standardize Hours of Service (HOS). Paper logs can be manipulated easily, with some drivers running multiple books or delaying start times, to drive more hours than legally […]

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How Shipping Lead Time Impacts Freight Rates and Service

You may have heard your logistics partner, truck broker say that providing more notice days or shipping lead time could help lower costs. But how? To put it simply, the more time a third-party logistics provider (3PL) has to book a shipment, the more leverage they have to: Negotiate freight rates Find savings or efficiency […]

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Trucking Rates 2017: Q2 Update

Everyone predicted a rise in freight rates for 2017 (including Zipline). But the spike has yet to hit. So, where do market pressures and transportation pricing currently stand? Transportation Impacts from 2017 Produce Season Produce season impacts all shippers, regardless of whether they are in the market for fresh fruits and vegetables. When crops are […]

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How Shippers Can Make Freight More Appealing

Some freight lanes are more difficult than others when booking carriers. For example, an individual in charge of transportation might find it difficult to find a willing driver. Multiple phone calls and vetting could still result in no pickup or delivery. Even if a driver is secured, it could be at a very high cost […]

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The Truth About API vs. EDI in Transportation

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are often revered as one of the great innovations in logistics today – almost on par with delivery drones and self-driving trucks. This perspective is centered on the idea that Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is dead, with APIs being the heir apparent as the de facto standard for how data will […]

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