Our partners visited us to chat about how QuickLoad brings efficiency to the trucking industry. Find out how they increase their businesses thanks to @quickloadapp. Testimonial Transcript Greta Mena, Owner / Sea Blue Freight Inc: I started in this business in 1999 with my dad, with a trucking company, so I’ve been in the industry for several years Ece Saglam, … Continue reading QuickLoad: Success Stories
Technology in recent times has taken many previously non-automated jobs in the industrial world, now according to reports, there are plans to launch the first automated truck. That is to say, we will start having self-driven trucks real soon. Computer scientists and economists say the threat isn’t merely theoretical: Automated cars pose an existential threat to the many Americans who drive for a living: 2.9 … Continue reading Is technology a threat or opportunity to truck drivers?
Elon Musk is no stranger to groundbreaking innovations. Through companies like PayPal, Tesla, and Space X, the entrepreneur has aimed to revolutionize the payment, automotive, and space travel industries, respectively. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Recently Musk announced that Tesla has its sights set on trucking. In a conference held close to Space X’s headquarters, Musk unveiled the new Tesla Semi, an … Continue reading Is This The Future of Trucking?
All this year we’ve traveled around the country visiting tech and logistics conferences and events. We’ve met amazing people, made great connections and, above all, learned many things that help us make our product better and better every day. This time we won’t need to go very far because Unbound 2017 begins tomorrow right here in our hometown: Miami! Unbound is a global festival that connects brands … Continue reading Unbound, Here We Come!
Quickload is in a constant state of innovation. We work hand in hand with shippers, trucking companies, and many other logistics professionals to keep our platform up to date with the industry and its needs. This is precisely how Container Services was born. This week we’re very excited to finally launch Container Services, a new feature within our app that gives shippers more flexibility when it comes to … Continue reading Introducing: Container Services
Summer brings higher temperatures everywhere, especially inside a truck trailer. Did you know that the inside of a truck trailer that is not temperature-controlled can be over 30 ˚F higher than the temperature outside? So, for example, if it’s 90 ˚F here in Miami, the temperature inside a container can climb up to a scorching 120 ˚F. It’s no wonder then that summer brings an … Continue reading Keep it Cool This Summer
If you’re in the shipping business, odds are that you work surrounded by pallets. Good old wooden pallets are unsung heroes in the logistics industry. Trucks might steal the spotlight, but pallets perform a crucial job of keeping shipments organized efficiently to maximize space and movement time. Whether you’re shipping LTL or FTL, it’s important to make sure you’re properly palletizing your cargo. This will … Continue reading The Art of Palletizing
There are two words no logistics professional likes to hear: empty miles. If a truck completes a delivery and returns back home 500 miles away with an empty container, it drove 500 empty miles. The term refers to the distance traveled while generating no income. Empty miles are a waste of fuel, time, and money. They make supply chains sluggish and inefficient. Although they affect carriers more … Continue reading Empty Miles, Empty Wallet
A lot of factors go into quoting the cost of a shipment. Is it a full load or a partial load? Is your shipment palletized or in boxes? What type of truck do you need? How much does it weigh? How far does it need to go? Does it need any accessorials to be fulfilled? We could go on and on. Not surprisingly, freight quotes … Continue reading Let’s make quotes quicker