Help your business optimize its supply chain with these guides.
Learn more about freight industry trends, best practices, and supply chain insights.
Why your business must change for the greener (and how to do it)
Transportation within the United States emits 1.9 billion tons of carbon every year, and 23% of these emissions come from medium- and heavy-duty freight trucks. As global markets expand in the coming decades, freight-trucking emissions could double.
However, just 23% of transportation businesses have emission-reduction goals, and less than half of those companies have reduced CO2 emissions versus last year, according to our research.
The mid-market and small shippers’ guide to contracted truckload rates
Shippers don’t need to blow up their bottom lines or sacrifice their service performance standards to receive a high-quality TL experience. By recognizing and rejecting the faults of today’s TL RFP process, mid-market and small shippers can realize the benefits of Flock Freight’s Instant Prebate program and implement other best practices — including lessons from the pandemic — to reduce costs, increase service levels, and secure capacity.
Instant Prebate doesn’t just provide the shipping industry with a better way to move TL freight, it helps solve the macroeconomic problem of ever-increasing cost of goods.
The enterprise shipper's guide to building a smarter truckload RFP
According to research by Flock Freight, North American businesses spend an estimated $7 billion on truckload (TL) freight that ships with unused trailer space every year. That’s equivalent to five out of every 100 truckloads moving empty. Flock Freight has found a solution to the industry’s empty-truck problem that unlocks a financial arbitrage. We call it “Instant Prebate”.
In this guide, we’ll propose Flock Freight’s Instant Prebate program as an alternative to the standard TL RFP process. We’ll also give larger shippers the strategies they need to conduct smarter TL RFPs, while increasing service levels, securing capacity, and reducing costs.
Report: Top ways freight technology will cut costs in 2021
This white paper outlines technologies and services that will have a big impact on shipping businesses in 2021 and beyond, including:
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Internet of Things
- 3D printing
- Autonomous mobile robots
- Self-driving trucks
- Shared truckload shipping
Shippers that implement these new technologies and leverage shared truckload shipping will be in a better position to reduce freight costs and meet demand — no matter what next year holds.
Learn why your shipments move better together with this shared truckload guide
Shared truckload service, which enables several shippers to share trailer space in one multi-stop full truckload, takes a familiar concept (sharing) and applies it to the trucking industry to help shippers and carriers create optimal shipping outcomes. In this guide, we’ll dig into:
- The benefits of shared truckload shipping
- The drawbacks of LTL, TL and partials
- How to choose the best shipping mode for your needs
- 23+ reasons that other shipping modes just can’t compare to shared truckload
How to Build a Pandemic-Proof Global Supply Chain: A Guide
Confronted with coronavirus, supply chains have weakened, and globalization is on the hook. The pandemic has revealed that there’s little slack to help international supply chains bounce back if one link in the chain breaks down.
As a result, businesses are examining how much they rely on other nations.
Full Truckload Carriers Guide to Moving LTL Loads
The increasing demand for LTL shipping paired with the decline in TL tender rates is leaving many carriers with empty trucks. This guide goes into detail on how the private carriers can tap into the LTL market by moving FlockDirect loads.
With FlockDirect, drivers also have the chance to collect more money — without doing more work. Download the guide to learn more.
Solving Inefficiencies with Green Freight Shipping Solutions: A Guide
Shippers are starting to realize that a sustainable supply chain can positively impact their bottom lines.
This white paper explores the countless inefficiencies that affect sustainability within the LTL shipping industry, how to combat these inefficiencies, and what green solutions are available for shippers.