Every shipper — no matter how big or small — has to move at least some of their freight on the spot market.

Whether you have unplanned shipments, service failures, or not enough volume to secure contract pricing, if you move freight, you will have to get spot quotes.

Though getting rates is a common practice, not every shipper does it well.

Having a solid strategy will put you in the best position to get accurate, reasonable pricing and reliable service for your truckload and LTL shipments.

These 8 do’s and don’ts of spot quoting will help you price like…


COVID-19 has (among many other things) disrupted the labor market.

Even with high unemployment, some industries, such as manufacturing and retail, are having a tough time filling jobs.

This has been especially true in the commercial trucking market, where the “driver shortage” has been a topic of conversation (and debate) for years.

  • Is there a commercial driver shortage?
  • How does trucking compare to other labor markets?
  • What next steps can shippers and carriers take to alleviate the pressure?

We teamed up with labor market research specialists Emsi to analyze what’s really going on, and to try and answer these questions.


When sourcing truckload capacity, most people assume that the truck and trailer always come together as one complete package, owned and operated by the same carrier.

That’s usually how it works, but it’s not always the case.

Trucks and trailers are designed to break apart, and by considering these as separate assets, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) create unique, flexible shipping solutions.

Called power only trucking, these truckload capacity solutions use advanced freight matching technology and dense networks to source the truck (and driver) separately from the actual trailer.

We’ll cover everything you need to know about power only trucking, including…


Amit Prasad, VP of Supply Chain & Data Science at Coyote Logistics, has spent the past decade living and breathing supply chain data. From running Coyote network analyses to consultative services for some of our largest global shippers, he has applied his MIT Supply Chain Management background to helping advance the industry through smarter applications of data science.

With the rise of e-commerce and consumer behavior evolving at a rapid pace, last mile logistics is becoming increasingly critical for efficient supply chain operations.

This article addresses some of the forces driving the evolution in the last mile logistics, the inherent…


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extreme volatility across global supply chains.

From raw material procurement and inventory management, to international transportation and fulfillment, shippers in all industries were faced with incredible challenges throughout 2020.

In the current environment, supply chain flexibility has become the top priority, and shippers continue turning to their third-party logistics (3PL) providers to increase it.

With increasing digitization and the rise of e-commerce, this trend has been on the rise for decades. …


As the effects of climate change continue to create volatility and disruption across supply chains, sustainability has become an increasingly popular topic in the logistics industry.

Shippers around the world are ramping up their commitment to implementing environmentally conscious solutions.

According to Coyote’s new original research study, Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Driving a Smarter, More Sustainable Future, 81% of global shippers are more focused on sustainability today than they were three years ago.


In recent years, the logistics industry has found a new sense of urgency when it comes to sustainability.

As concerns about climate change continue to ramp up, shippers around the world are more committed than ever before to implementing sustainable supply chain solutions.


On September 30th and October 1st, we hosted thousands of supply chain professionals from around the globe during the Coyote Logistics Digital Summit.

This free, virtual event featured over 35 speakers from leading organizations like CSCMP and UPS. The speakers shared their insights across two curated tracks — one for smaller businesses and one for larger firms — for a total of 17 sessions.

If you missed it live, no problem — you can now watch every session on-demand.

The average Digital Summit attendee watched three sessions, and as much as we’d love for you to watch all 17 sessions…


Amit Prasad, VP of Supply Chain & Data Science at Coyote Logistics, has spent the past decade living and breathing supply chain data. From running Coyote network analyses to consultative services for some of our largest global shippers, he has applied his MIT Supply Chain Management background to helping advance the industry through smarter applications of data science.

With the rise of e-commerce and consumer behavior evolving at a rapid pace, last mile logistics is becoming increasingly critical for efficient supply chain operations.

This article addresses some of the forces driving the evolution in the last mile logistics, the inherent…


Every truckload shipper should have intermodal as a part of their strategy — cost-savings and predictable pricing are key reasons.

But how many shippers understand what actually goes into an intermodal rate?

While getting an intermodal rate from a reliable intermodal provider is straightforward (they take care of everything), having a better understanding of what goes into pricing will make you a more confident and knowledgeable intermodal shipper.

We break down some of the nuances of this particular mode to help you better integrate intermodal into your overall shipping strategy.

A basic understanding of what goes into pricing will make…

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