Transportation Insight Acquires FreightPros to Strengthen Position in LTL Brokerage Market

PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire HICKORY, N.C., Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Transportation Insight, a leader in Enterprise Logistics solutions and services, announces it has acquired Meridian Logistics LLC of Austin, TX, dba FreightPros.  FreightPros is an established freight brokerage company founded in 2009 with deep expertise in the LTL (less than truckload) brokerage market.  The acquisition continues Transportation Insight’s …

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Delivery Drones & Driverless Trucks: The Future of Shipping Logistics

Shipping logistics seem like they’re on the verge of a revolution. Drone delivery and self-driving trucks are the wave of the future, even if it’s not always clear how the industry will get there. It takes a lot of insight, planning and good old-fashioned hard work to deploy a drone delivery system, and the world …

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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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Shipping Lithium Batteries: What Are the Risks & How Can You Ship Them

From your laptop and cell phone to your child’s favorite toys, lithium batteries have become a ubiquitous source of power for modern life. Unfortunately, these rechargeable batteries have some serious flaws that go beyond lifespan or the time it takes to recharge them. As recent episodes with the Samsung Note 7 phone (as well as …

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Online Shopping vs In Store Shopping: Who Prefers Which and Why

When it comes to online shopping vs. in store shopping, brick and mortar retail is experiencing a wave of disruption. Ecommerce is growing 3x faster than traditional retail. Overall, 51% of consumers prefer to shop online, while 49% would rather go to a store. To many onlookers, the wave looks like it may send brick …

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