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December 27, 2023

Emergency Kits and Preparedness Plans for Truckers

As a professional truck driver, you spend long hours traveling the nation’s highways to deliver important loads. While truck driving provides independence and the freedom of seeing new places, it also comes with the risk of accidents and emergencies. Having an emergency supply kit and preparedness plan can provide important support during unexpected crisis events. Begin by packing a sturdy…
December 14, 2023

Top 6 Reasons to Use a Transportation Broker

The trucking industry is vital to keeping the economy moving and businesses supplied with materials and products. However, most companies focusing on manufacturing or production simply do not have the expertise, carrier relationships, or bandwidth to efficiently handle all their freight logistics and transportation in-house. Shipping disruptions or delays from inadequate planning can be extremely costly. This is where transportation…
October 9, 2023

Navigating the Holiday Hustle

As the holiday season approaches, the transportation industry gears up for one of its busiest and most challenging periods of the year. The demand for goods surges, shipping deadlines tighten, and the logistics of delivering holiday cheer become a complex. In this article, we’ll explore the intricacies of the transportation industry during the holiday season and offer valuable insights on…
September 25, 2023

Understanding the Four Freight Seasons

The transportation industry is marked by distinct patterns throughout the year. These patterns, known as the four transportation seasons, provide valuable insights into the ebb and flow of the industry. In this article, we’ll explain each season and why they are crucial for anyone involved in the transportation industry. Transportation's Dependence on Supply and Demand To grasp the essence of…
September 7, 2023

An Encouraging Outlook for 2024

Emerging freight data suggests that the trucking market has been gradually strengthening since hitting a low in mid-May. Key freight metrics that track supply and demand dynamics, such as tender rejection rates, indicate improved market conditions that could lead to a stronger second half of 2023 for motor carriers compared to last year. The data reflects a market rebalancing…
August 10, 2023

A Closer Look at the East Coast’s Produce Shipping Season

The produce shipping season on the United States East Coast is an intricate time for shippers and carriers. Spanning from March through October, the period showcases an array of fruits and vegetables that are made available thanks to the varying climates across different states. Understanding the nuances of this season is crucial for trucking companies and shippers alike, as it…
July 7, 2023

Rate Stability & Challenges: Perspectives of Shippers & Carriers

The transportation industry plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and facilitating the movement of goods across the United States. As the industry continues to evolve, it’s important to assess its current state, challenges, and factors that influence rate changes and trends in the industry. In this article, we present the findings from a recent survey conducted by PRO…
June 14, 2023

Streamline Your Shipping Process with PRO’s New LTL Portal

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the PRO Transportation LTL Client Portal – your solution for all your transportation needs. Our state-of-the-art portal is designed to simplify your business and enhance the efficiency of your shipping operations. Access the portal at Its intuitive interface ensures seamless navigation, allowing you to easily obtain shipping and rate information. Discover the Advantages…
June 3, 2023

Freight Shipping Trends and the Future of Transportation Brokers

In a rapidly evolving shipping industry, transportation brokers serve as guides for businesses navigating the ever-changing landscape. In this article, we examine the world of freight shipping trends and explore how they’ll shape the future of transportation brokers. Shippers, like yourself, stand to gain valuable insights into the industry's transformation and how it impacts the services and support you receive.…
May 25, 2023

Sustainable Transportation Solutions for the Freight Industry

The transportation sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States accounts for approximately 29% of total emissions. To combat this environmental challenge, it is crucial for transportation shippers to adopt sustainable transportation solutions. By doing so, they can actively contribute to reducing their environmental impact while enjoying…