Freight & Truck Broker Blog

2024 Trucking & Freight Outlook: Adapting to Market Shifts

Transportation Sector's Downturn Contrasts with Surging Durable Goods & Changing Shipping Rates The transportation sector experienced a 15% decline in 2023 compared to the previous year. However, LiVe Logistics—with an extensive carrier network of over 40,000 companies and independent drivers—doubled load volumes. Spending on durable goods was up, but shipping… Read More
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Two Freight Industry Fallacies Debunked

Two fallacies seem to have emerged as the freight market has evolved. Understanding what is really going on will put you in the best position to always know where your freight is, ensure more on-time shipments, and reduce your freight total cost of ownership (TCO). Fallacy #1: Large, Asset-Based Carriers… Read More

Q3 2023 Trucking & Freight Brokerage Outlook

Because of decreases in durable goods shipments compared with 2020 through 2022, freight costs have declined significantly but have flattened out, so contract pricing is near to spot pricing. While shippers and transportation professionals can breathe a sigh of relief, this may only last for the next 6-12 months. Other… Read More

What You Should Know about Cargo Liability vs. Insurance

How do you know if your loads are covered, especially if they are high-value and high-risk? Does your carrier or broker cover load losses over $100,000 even if it’s not their fault? How can you avoid the financial disaster that could follow a freight disaster? Understanding the difference between cargo… Read More
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Freight & Trucking Outlook: Summer into Q3/Q4

With the drumbeat of recession chatter, combined with falling year-over-year shipment volume and pricing, it can be easy to be pessimistic. However, it’s important to be cautious with year-over-year numbers: artificially high demand for durable goods through most of the pandemic—caused by an artificially low supply of consumer services due… Read More
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In the Dark About Freight Shipment Timing & Costs? You Shouldn’t Be.

At a recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) conference, we were struck by how disconnected supplier and reseller communications are. Many just don’t see a path to connecting the dots primarily because their carriers and/or brokers don’t provide this for them. This freight status quo has been accepted… Read More
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