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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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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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