The Internet of Things is Driving Transportation in 2017

Outlook for Freight Brokers, 3PLs Strong Amid Change

The trucking and transportation industries are experiencing drastic makeovers – slightly behind schedule.

Even in today’s inter-connected age, the $700 billion trucking industry relies largely on old school paper and phoning processes to complete transactions. The Internet of Things is changing that.

IoT is a big Thing

2017 may prove to be the year trucking fully embraces the Internet of Things (IoT). An estimated 7 billion devices are currently connected to the internet worldwide, with that number expected to reach 20 billion by 2020.

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The High Cost of Clutter

Clutter is Costing you Money (and Sanity)

Going Paperless Can Boost Profits

All other things being equal, disorganization will always put an organization at an organizational disadvantage.

Let me re-state: Get organized or lose money.

In a 2010 study, Brother International estimated U.S. corporations lose $177 billion annually due to office clutter and disorganization. That figure accounts for time spent searching for misplaced paper documents, file folders, and personal items. Messy desks and banks of metal filing cabinets form sturdy foundations for cluttered workspaces. Offsite document storage represents a separate expense. The Brother report concludes the average professional wastes nearly two weeks per year – looking mostly for paper!

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3 Major Challenges (And Tech Fixes) For Freight Brokers in 2017

Trucking is changing at a dizzying pace, and 2017 is sure to add more chaos and confusion. Automated trucks are on the horizon, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) will soon be the law (or perhaps not), and a wave of technology is disrupting transportation logistics in ways both positive and perplexing. The role of the Broker/Third party logistics provider (3PL) in today’s transportation landscape is in flux. But 98% of 3PLs agree improved data-driven decision-making is essential to long-term success (Source: Supply Chain Management Review).

Here are three major challenges Brokers still face these days, along with some tech fixes that can alleviate the pain.

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San Diego Business Journal In-Depth Feature on LaneAxis VFM

The San Diego Business Journal, a leading voice on business news and trends in San Diego county, focused its influential spotlight on LaneAxis Virtual Freight Management with a feature story entitled “Software Could Shift Load for Truckers.”

“It’s a long road with nothing but prairie between Ogallala and North Platte, Neb.,” said reporter Brad Graves.

“What San Diegan Rick Burnett wants to offer, even on this lonely stretch of Interstate 80, is visibility.”

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LaneAxis Virtual Private Network Earns Praise

Islands International Consolidators, a freight forwarding company out of southern Florida, points to the broad benefits of the LaneAxis Virtual Private Network for 3PL providers. Read more

LaneAxis Virtual Private Network Service Featured in CCJ

Leading trucking industry magazine Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) highlighted the LaneAxis Virtual Private Network platform in its September, 2016 print edition.

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Hanjin Bankruptcy Fiasco May Accelerate Rate Spike Amid Fresh Concerns Over Freight Visibility

Shippers across America and the globe are still grappling with the direct – and ripple – effects of the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy fiasco. In addition to accelerating a likely freight rate spike and capacity shortage by this Christmas, the collapse of the world’s seventh largest container line serves as a dose of cold sea water to companies who value transparency, visibility, and accountability from firms that move their goods.

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Use Cases – The Food Industry

The grocery business operates on the thinnest of margins, leaving no room for waste. From wilted lettuce to bloated supply chains, revenue can vanish in a hurry.



August 9, 2016

3PLs stand to gain major efficiencies from White Labeled, fully customized and privately controlled freight network

SAN DIEGO, CA – LaneAxis, a pioneer in Virtual Freight Management, is expanding its suite of cost-saving logistics products with the introduction of “Virtual Private Network” Service (VPN). Designed primarily for Third Party Logistics providers, the VPN platform is a fully customized, white labeled, privately controlled freight network accessible via desktop and mobile app. The VPN platform gives 3PLs the power to create and control their own in-house Carrier and data network at a very low cost. LaneAxis streamlines day-to-day logistics operations by empowering 3PLs and Shippers to drill down to the Driver level for real-time core data, total shipment visibility, and complete information control.

“What we’re offering 3PLs is a true data engine and event management platform that gives them complete control over their entire process,” says Rick Burnett, LaneAxis CEO and Founder. “When you manage a large number of shipments on a day-to-day basis it’s phoning and faxing. So what LaneAxis provides is the ability for our tool to be implemented in-house so they can customize it, then we sit at the core of their data, captured down to the driver level.”

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DC Velocity Features LaneAxis Virtual Freight Management

DC Velocity, a leading multi-media magazine brand serving the specific informational needs of logistics and supply chain managers and executives, featured LaneAxis Virtual Freight Management in its June, 2016 issue.

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