Opus9 Blog

Opus9 Launches Transportation Management System to Modernize Supply Chains

Posted by Opus9 on Feb 18, 2020

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Today, we launched our Transportation Management System (TMS), a tool that enables shippers to manage all of their freight in a centralized place. The new TMS builds on the success of our award-winning Marketplace, which currently allows shippers to get instant freight quotes, book with high quality Opus9 carriers and track their shipments in real-time.

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Topics: Announcement, Truckload, Less Than Truckload, Technology

1 Ultimate Guide to Truckload Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

1 ultimate guide to truckload shipping

The logistics of shipping can be difficult to plan and manage. Full Truckload shipping can be especially challenging. Unlike Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping, FTL shipping requires you to consider factors such as weight, space, transit times, and the possible need for specialized equipment.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Flatbed, Holidays

3 Big Considerations for FTL & LTL Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

3 big considerations for FTL & LTL shippingThe last few months has been a year of unprecedented change in the freight market. Rates are high and continue to rise. The driver shortage is climbing above 50,000 and threatening to hit 100,000 by 2021. And if natural disasters aren’t tightening capacity, then a booming economy is. Here at Opus9, we believe that a shipper’s best defense is to partner with a 3PL whose expertise and knowledge of the industry can mitigate some of these real challenges.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Holidays

4 Benefits in Leveraging Technology to Optimize Truckload Shipments

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

4 benefits in leveraging technology to optimize Truckload shipmentsThe freight market is volatile by nature, but more so now than ever. After all, capacity is tight and all evidence points to an ever-increasing crunch. A whopping 50,000 shortage of drivers could well exceed 100,000 by 2021 due to an aging driver population, long, lonely hours on the road, and pay that isn’t commensurate with a demanding lifestyle. Couple this with a strong US economy expecting more growth, and you have a recipe for disruption.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Flatbed, Holidays

5 Benefits of Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

5 benefits of supply chain visibilityWe, at Opus9, take supply chain visibility seriously. That’s why when businesses book their freight with us, they can expect to get free GPS tracking on all shipments.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Technology, Holidays

8 Ways To Cut Shipping Costs

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

Shipping is one of those expenses that can creep up when you’re not expecting it. After all, these costs tend come is smaller increments, rather than huge predictable chunks. So it can be easy for business owners to either underestimate these logistical costs, or possibly overlook them entirely, that is, until they’re coming in over budget far too regularly. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to cut shipping costs significantly.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed

10 Cool Features Opus9 Has To Offer

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

10 cool features Opus9 has to offer

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Opus9 as your number one shipping platform. With our streamlined, efficient system, we have made shipping anything as easy as 1, 2, 3! No more shipping delays or lost shipments.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Drayage, Technology

11 Best Practices for Refrigerated Freight

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

11 best practices for refrigerated freightSince September 2018, transportation shipping companies that deliver food items meant for animal or human consumption must comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food transportation rules reform. The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule expands upon the foundation set by the Food Safety Modernization Act established in 2011.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Holidays

12 ways Opus9 simplifies shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

12 ways Opus9 simplifies shippingOpus9 is a digital freight broker that simplifies the shipping process. From getting your freight quote to making your payment, we provide our customers a stress-free solution for any shipping assignment.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Drayage, Technology, Holidays

Top 8 Tips on Cutting Transportation Costs

Posted by Opus9 on Jul 29, 2019

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Today, transportation management is more than just ensuring freight moves from one point to another. Shippers have to use more resources to fulfill ever-increasing client requirements.

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Topics: Truckload, Less Than Truckload, Drayage