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2019 High Demand For Freight Broker Agents


2019 Demand For Professional Freight Broker Agents

Article included by MH&L Material Handling Logistics Online logistics news information.

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2019 High Demand For Freight Brokers

Below is an article to what I believe is the reason trucking companies are going to need Freight Broker Agents more than ever within logistics. Many professionals who have seen the changes over the years realize that what makes our business so profitable within freight brokering is the mere size of carriers who are going to need help getting through this technology to find better rates direct. Technology is disconnecting the carrier from the freight for the same reason that HOS and ELD electronic logging devises is disconnecting their time that results to loss paying loads. The disruptions are creating a huge demand and need for real professional freight brokers to step up and connect thru technology on behalf of the carriers. Carriers need today in 2019 freight brokers who are trained the right way more than ever within the time of the industry. Being a freight broker today can truly create the right fright professional with a solid rewarding career within freight management. Carriers are to busy dealing with driving mandates, HOS Mandates, driver retention, ELD logging devices, and keeping their company compliant from audits. The technology change recently is disrupting the carriers to working with true freight Broker Company’s and depending on services to keep their fleets finding better pay lanes.

An Article by Material Handling Logistics in December 2017 wrote this

Technology has disrupted every industry and supply chain is no exception. With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover. As logistics becomes the backbone of every industry like retail, e-commerce, consumer goods, and healthcare, the business world today is aligning its strategies with respect to the ongoing and upcoming logistics trends, such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms.

Once-futuristic technologies like Google Glasses and drones are already helping to improve speed and bring more convenience to customers. With the recent technological advancements, companies are aiming at improving their delivery happiness score and enhancing the customer experience.

Based on our observation of the past two years, following is a look at the trends that will revolutionize the logistics industry in 2019.

Blockchain

Blockchain and AI first certainly made their presence felt in the logistics industry this year. With the security and transparency blockchain offers, it offers an impenetrable way to store and share transactional data, while improving credibility with foolproof transactions.

For example, if customer’s ID proof is available digitally through a blockchain structure, it cannot be fudged by him at the time of delivery. Similarly, it’s possible to map the unique blockchain-enabled registration number of every vehicle against the delivery job IDs. By 2021, as much as 25% of the large global companies will be piloting or using AI and blockchain-based automation in transactional procurement.


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Delivery of Choice

If the customers were not already spoiled for choices in terms of buying portals, products and crazy discounts, they will also have the option to choose among logistics providers to receive their shipment by. There were only a handful of e-commerce companies offering this feature in 2017 but the trend will pick up in 2019.

This could be a game changer for logistics companies, as they can no longer afford to be in the background. They have to compete against each other with differentiated, customer-oriented services.

Elastic Logistics

Elastic logistics refers to the flexibility to expand and shrink capabilities to align with the demands within the supply chain during a given time frame. Flexible automation solutions increase the agility and elasticity of the logistics infrastructure to cost effectively meet market fluctuations. It is not a “one size fits all” solution. However, it provides a customized answer to requirements like cost control, warehouse management, geographic restrictions, distribution channels, priority deliveries, and much more.