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March 1, 2023

Pro CEO Earns TIA Certification as a Certified Transportation Broker

Becoming a Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) is a significant achievement in the transportation and freight brokerage industry. Recently, Brian Voigt, PRO Transportation’s CEO, received CTB certification from Transportation Intermediaries of America. The CTB program is designed to provide transportation professionals with the highest broker certification that exists the industry. It is the most widely recognized designation among Third-Party Logistics…
February 27, 2023

Toll Changes and the Transportation Industry: Challenges and Solutions

Toll roads have long been a controversial topic in the United States. While tolls can provide a significant source of revenue for states and municipalities, they also present a financial burden for many drivers and businesses. Several states have recently implemented changes to their toll systems and these changes have had a significant impact on the transportation industry. Here are…
February 24, 2023

The Benefits of Partnering with a Logistics Broker

Transportation brokers play a critical role in the transportation industry in the United States. They are intermediaries who connect shippers (the companies who need to transport their goods) with carriers (the companies who own the trucks and other vehicles used to transport goods). The use of transportation brokers offers several benefits, including: Cost Savings Transportation brokers have access to a…
February 21, 2023

PRO Transportation Proudly Supports FANA

Families of FANA is a non-profit organization that has been providing assistance to US families who wish to adopt from the Foundation for the Assistance of Abandoned Children in Bogotá, Colombia. The organization has a strong presence in Western New York, where there are over 400 FANA kids. PRO Transportation is proud to be a supporter of FANA and their…
December 7, 2022

Our CEO’s Perspective: Reflecting on COVID-19 and Future Predictions

All Non-Essential Businesses Were Forced to Shut Down March of 2020… As many manufacturers were considered non-essential, shipping was forced to stop, and all truck capacity struggled to remain open. Many manufacturers even switched to hauling groceries instead because groceries were listed as essential. Truck Capacity Struggles to Remain Open as Shipping Volumes Decrease May of 2020… Motor carriers can…
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November 21, 2022

The Five Benefits of Attending Supply Chain Trade Shows

The supply chain industry is an extremely vast area of business. As a result, finding a place to collaborate can be challenging and building a brand can be even more of an obstacle. However, obtaining knowledge and building relationships can be key to your success no matter what part of the industry you’re involved in. Attending trade shows is an…
June 17, 2022

Choosing the Right Carrier in a Shipper’s Market

Unfortunately, shippers have fought tight truck availability for the past two years. Just like during a period of tight truck availability, having a wide-open market brings its own challenges as well. Some challenges include picking the right carriers, handling your incumbent carriers, knowing the right time to move on from a carrier, etc. Here are some questions to ask yourself before…
March 25, 2022

Seven Ways a Third-party Logistics Company May Improve Your LTL Shipping

As spring is approaching, companies are seeking the best practices to manage the recent changes and disruptions in the transportation industry. Escalating costs, increased LTL demand, and driver/labor shortages are resulting in capacity shortages that are affecting both carriers and shippers. Seeking a solid carrier partnership with an experienced third-party logistics company may be helpful to reduce wasted human and…
December 15, 2021

2021: The Year in Review

What a year it has been! No matter what part of the supply chain you work for, we can all agree that we’ve had to stay diligent throughout 2021. While it has been challenging to predict and plan as we did during the pre-Covid years, there are still things we can count on. First and foremost, we can always count…
January 10, 2021

2020 Disruptions Have Led to Supply Chain Opportunity

As we begin to emerge from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on 2020 reveals a year of unprecedented disruption. In the past year, we have seen steady business models wholly uprooted and entire industries shifted forever – including our global logistics supply chain. While the rapid adoption of technology has alleviated many of these disruptions, a continued lack…