Truckstop.com and Schneider roll out joint freight marketplace offering

Freight transportation and logistics services provider Schneider and Truckstop.com, a load board and provider of spot market freight matching services, announced this week they recently completed a pilot program that provides intuitive advanced functionality to Schneider carriers, entitled “Book it Now.” Source: logistics Mgmt

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TruckerTools collaboration with Kingsgate Logistics for automated load booking goes live

TruckerTools LLC, a Reston, Va.-based provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions said today that West Chester, Ohio-based non-asset-based transportation and logistics services provider Kingsgate Logistics Services is now fully using TruckerTools’ “Book it Now” offering, a cloud-based software platform that fully automates the process of booking truckload shipments with carriers. Source: logistics Mgmt

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FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index takes a step back but is still positive

Looking ahead, FTR said it expects the SCI to remain in the mid-positive range akin to July over the course of the next year, with the caveat that any significant increase in fuel prices, due to the pending IMO 2020 mandate and other potential risks to diesel costs, may impact that forecast and make for a more negative outlook for shippers. Source: logistics Mgmt

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August truck tonnage volumes are solid, reports ATA

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for August, at 118.3 (2015=100), fell 3.2% on the heels of a 6.2% July increase. And the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment and the metric ATA says fleets should benchmark their levels with, came in at 125.1 (2015=100) in August, which was 2.2% ahead of July’s 122.3. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Convoy offering provides shippers and stakeholders with API access to its digital freight network

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy announced today it has released a new offering that provides TMS (Transportation Management Systems) providers, Managed Transportation Providers (MTP) and other logistics stakeholders with access to its automated real-time pricing and capacity for live and drop-and-hook loads. Source: logistics Mgmt

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