Industry Insights

Managing the Realities of Today’s Freight Market

Joe Beacom

The keys to navigating the current environment are tied to selling value, understanding the competitive landscape and the working relationships between agents and BCOs.

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Does Your Transportation Provider Prioritize Safety?

Safety-First Carrier

The safe and secure delivery of your company’s freight is likely your top priority so it’s important that the transportation provider you work with makes safety its top priority, too.

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How Freight Agents Can Utilize Data to Grow Their Businesses

How Freight Agents Can Utilize Data

Freight agents rely on technology to maintain the daily operations of their businesses. But how are they using data gathered from technology to drive growth?

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Shipping Time-Sensitive Freight Across the Border

Landstar Blog

Good end-to-end visibility and coordination is critical when shipping time-sensitive goods across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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5 Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Landstar Truck

While the price of fuel may be out of your control, there are ways owner-operators can easily reduce fuel consumption. 

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Transporting Specialized Freight Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Bridge Crane in Laredo, Texas

Heavy or specialized loads present their own unique set of challenges for shippers handling cross-border trade. Pre-trip planning on this type of freight is critical.

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Cross-Border Freight Visibility

Tracking and Tracing

Access to data has facilitated better visibility and a qualified cross-border carrier should be able to provide shippers with shipment tracking even after their freight crosses into Mexico.

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Podcast: Hazmat Transportation Safety

Landstar Blog

Landstar Transportation Logistics Vice President of Safety and Compliance Mike Cobb spoke with Inbound Logistics about the steps a shipper can take to qualify a hazmat carrier and work cohesively with the carrier to keep a shipment in compliance.

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Managing The Requirements of Cross-Border Shipments

Landstar Blog

Handing over a load of freight to a customs broker and/or meeting regulatory requirements of cross-border shipments can present unique challenges.

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Podcast: Qualifications of a Specialized Carrier

Landstar Blog

Landstar’s Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom explains the qualifications a shipper should look for when choosing a heavy/specialized carrier in this podcast from Inbound Logistics.

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