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Freight Waves

Typical purpose of visit: transportation news, business content, What The Truck?!? podcast

Freight Waves is a transportation blog that offers a ton of quality content. Freight Waves breaks down their content by industry sector to help you find what you’re looking for. I jump on their site and hit their trucking page, quickly scanning headlines until an article catches my eye. It typically doesn’t take long to find a good article on Freight Waves.

That said, when I have time, I also like to scan headlines that fall under their other topics, starting with their business page and intermodal content.

Freight Waves also has a podcast titled What The Truck?!?, which provides a solid, insider’s take on the industry.

Transportation Topics

Typical purpose of visit: Scan trending, check tech news, download a podcast

Transportation Topics is one of my go-to blogs for transportation news. Scan their top five trending articles and take a deeper dive into the transportation aspects of government, business, and tech.

When you’re on the road, doing yard work, or out running errands, check out their podcast Road Signs. The Road Signs podcast typically features content centered on tech and trending topics related to the transportation and logistics industry.


Typical purpose of visit: White papers, niche content, webinars

The Cerasis transportation blog has been around for a long time and is a respected source of news in our industry. Cerasis is a Globaltranz company, and they provide content that’s a little different than other sites on this list.

Cerasis is more mixed-media heavy, meaning they feature a lot of white papers, ebooks, podcasts, videos, and webinars throughout the site. And, of course, all their content is related to transportation and logistics. It’s probably a blog to hit when you have more time available to really dig in, but I’ve found some enlightening content on Cerasis.


Typical purpose of visit: TMS best practices, paperless office integration, case studies

Vector is an imaging software technology business with a blog providing a deeper layer of transportation industry content. After years of dealing with ugly TMS integrations and back-office bottlenecks, I’m a tech-believer. But the move to the cloud and a paperless office can be daunting. As such, I like the Vector blog as a way to build and maintain a more complete understanding of what that next technological transition will entail.

In my corner of the logistics industry, Vector’s imaging software is a game-changer. I hit up the Vector blog to help understand the inventive ways technology will make life easier in the logistics industry. To put it another way, I prefer to remain in know.

Business Insider

Typical purpose of visit: Transportation industry content, broader business insights, latest stories

Business Insider is a great source of business-related content that is a good source of general news. But the Business Insider Transportation blog specifically curates content centered on the economics of the transportation industry in a nice, clean package.

This may not matter to you, but I like that Business Insider delivers their news stories on a site that is clean, professional, and clutter-free. No pop-up ads, no chat-boxes. Plus, Business Insider lists the age of an article to the hour, so you can be certain you’re never reading old news.

I also appreciate their editorial pieces and some of the videos they blend into the mix of content.

Next Gen Transport

Typical purpose of visit: Latest alternate fuel news, trade show info

Next Gen Transport is a transportation blog dedicated to alternative fuel technologies. They cover everything from EV to CNG and LNG to hydrogen, propane, and biofuels.

Our goal should be to create a holistic understanding of the transportation environment. Accordingly, I like to continually scan the horizon to try to see what’s coming next. As we know, one potential game changer is alternate fuel. Fossil fuel might not be going away tomorrow, but alternate fuels are staking their claim.

For example, just look at the automotive consumer market. The alternate fuel revolution is probably coming.


Typical purpose of visit: Official transportation-related government news

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a blog that I like to check from time to time. In truth, it’s a best practice for anyone in the transportation and logistics industry to maintain at least a baseline of familiarity with the ever-evolving FMCSA guidelines. For instance, is your company compliant with the FMCSA’s new ELD policy?


Typical purpose of visit: Owner operator and driver’s perspective on trucking news

The Overdrive blog provides a unique spin on the transportation landscape. In my opinion, even if (or especially if) you’re the CFO of a 3PL, it’s a good idea to get the perspective of a truck driver before you finalize your opinion. The Overdrive blog provides that voice.

Said another way, the driver is the end-user and a key cog in the wheel of our entire industry. Even as the landscape evolves and new technology brings increased efficiencies, drivers need to buy-in to the change or else it’s a moot point.

More Than Shipping

Typical purpose of visit: International perspective on transportation news and events

More Than Shipping covers transportation using writers based internationally. Even though my corner of the logistics world doesn’t involve much cargo and international shipping, I like to maintain a baseline level of knowledge on world transportation news and perspectives.

My rationale is simple: Being that the world supply chain is only getting more and more interconnected, even if I’m not moving international freight, my customers probably are. That’s logistics!

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