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Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Agent Program

By: LAUREN Russell
June 9th, 2020

Even for experienced individuals working in the transportation and logistics industry, there may be some confusion about what is a freight agent? There are a wide variety of companies and programs out there promoting opening your own freight agency, but what does that actually mean?

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Best Practices

By: Monique Taylor
May 21st, 2020

As the world adjusts to working remotely, companies are prioritizing the health and safety of their employees and candidates during the interview process. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, questions have been raised about how to interview potential candidates safely. 

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Agency Ownership | Best Practices

By: Kristi DeMoisy
May 18th, 2020

In today's world, most people have a hard time admitting when things are uncomfortable or something makes them fearful. Cold calling, prospecting, and cold emails are things that make most of us uncomfortable.  A very small percentage of people in sales look forward to picking up the phone and making cold calls. As someone who has worked as both an agent and an agent recruiter at Armstrong Transport Group, I have had to face my fear of cold calling. Over the last 5 years, I have found some tips and tricks to make that process a little bit easier. Improving my cold calling technique has enabled me to generate new sales leads, and grow my current customers, making me an all-around better salesperson.

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Business Advice

By: Monique Taylor
May 5th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be slowing down here in America, and the rest of 2020 is looking a bit more promising. Life will definitely not be the same for a while as we adjust to the new normal.

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Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices

By: Thomas Deas
April 29th, 2020

Recently we’ve all witnessed what a crisis or an unforeseen disaster can do to our economy and businesses. Larger companies tend to have the cash and infrastructure in place to weather the storm. A quick and unprecedented downturn in the economy, as we have seen with COVID-19, can destroy small businesses.   

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Freight/Shipping Trends | Industry News | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation

By: Aaron Thrift
April 23rd, 2020

Transportation and Logistics as an industry is no stranger to change and disruption. Historically, these issues have been related to weather events or even changes in legislation.  There are usually some things the transportation industry can count on: tight capacity out of California and Florida during the spring produce season, fuel rates spiking in the summer, and a slowdown of shipping in December each year. 

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Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation

By: Brian Katcher
April 21st, 2020

Less-Than-Truckload, or LTL, is the transportation of relatively small shipments, meaning it is under 10,000 pounds, usually six standard pallet positions or less, and does not require the entire space of a trailer. When shipping LTL, shippers pay for the area on the trailer their shipment occupies. The other occupants of the trailer’s space pay for the remainder of the cost.

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Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Logistics | Best Practices

By: Lauren Formato
April 6th, 2020

Many freight brokerages are currently facing new roadblocks while continuing to keep their business running during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an agent-based logistics company, Armstrong is no different, but we remain productive and running smoothly with all of our employees now working remotely.