Archive for the ‘Austin Culture’ Category

Shipping Alcohol: The Rise of Craft Breweries

Craft brewing has quickly grown from a cottage industry to a multimillion-dollar commerce segment that seems poised to bring down, or at least challenge, the giants in a well-established market. Brewers spring up all the time, and the Brewers Association notes that most Americans find themselves living within 10 miles of a craft brewer. That’s […]

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Local Eating Challenges: Geographic and Seasonal Food Realities and the Slow Food Movement

The “eat local” movement is a resounding and powerful force in the food industry. Locavores love to eat local as a way of life, as an ethos, and because they believe it’s healthier and the food tastes better. One measurable result of this movement is the number of registered farmers markets: In 1994, there were […]

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Austin Angels Love Box 2017

We are right at the door of the Holiday Season, so as we give thanks with family and friends, let the Season of Giving spark a warm, fuzzy feeling. FreightPros has partnered with Austin Angels to make a foster family’s holidays memorable. Austin Angels’ mission is to walk alongside foster children and their caretakers by […]

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FreightPros One of the Best Places to Work in Austin

FreightPros has a pretty simple formula for success: make customers our number one priority. It’s not BS that we need money to keep the lights on, to operate, but those dollar bills are directly correlated to how we treat our customers. If we were like some other freight brokers, we’d supply the cheap freight quote […]

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Meet a Pro – Lindsay Wahlquist Interview

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If you’re going to work with someone, if you’re going to trust them with aspects of your business, you better get to know them. How else are you going to trust them? That’s the idea behind our “Meet a Pro” Interview Series. Get to know our FreightPros, our company, and the individuals that make up […]

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Traffic, Hands-Free Driving, and the Reality of Delays

Traffic & Hands-Free Laws Can Delay Your Shipment

Things just went from bad to worse for Austin drivers. Monday was the first day of a lane closing on MoPac and to the surprise of no one, it was an unmitigated disaster. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) blames a wreck on I-35 and driver’s unfamiliarity with alternate routes, etc., and that in […]

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Being Fit and Social in Austin (Yes, at the Same Time)

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If you’re like me, you love the IDEA of working out and being fit, but know that’s it’s not always as easy as it sounds. It is easy to fall into the routine of coming home from work and plopping yourself on the couch to watch Netflix until it’s time for bed. But if you […]

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Austin’s Ridesharing Battle

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In December, Austin City Council voted to require vehicle-for-hire drivers to pass fingerprint-based background checks. Companies like Uber and Lyft were not happy, and threatened to pull their services from the Austin area, just as they had done when places like San Antonio passed similar restrictions. Customers and drivers alike were not happy with the […]

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Austin Marathon 2016 – A Better Way to Celebrate February 14th

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In American culture, February 14th marks a day for love. We don red and pink, buy giant teddy bears, and try to obtain dinner reservations at the new hot spot in town. We do this to show our loved ones appreciation. Yep, you guessed it – it is Valentine’s Day! But if you ask me, […]

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FreightPros & Giving Back to the Community in 2015

At FreightPros, we work, live and play in Austin. We are grateful to call Austin home and it is important to us to give back to the community that we love so much. In fact, giving back is so important to us that it is one of our core values at FreightPros. In 2015, we really stepped […]

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Stocking Stuffers for Freight Brokers

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Welcome to the holidays. Hopefully you’ve finished your shopping and can relax in the abnormally high temperatures, instead of dodging the awful parking lot of your local shopping mall. But if you are one of the unlucky few who still needs check off a few items on that holiday wishlist, here are some stocking stuffer […]

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“Meet a PRO” w/ Sarah Faulk: A Conversation on Shipping and Austin

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How long have you been at FreightPros? How did you get into the freight industry? Was it something you studied for in college? I’ve been at FreightPros for a little over a year. In college I studied Spanish and English, so that probably tells you how much I knew about freight before I started here! […]

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