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By: Morgan Griffith
May 6th, 2021

Armstrong Transport Group, a leading non-asset-based logistics provider, proudly earned a #26 ranking on this year’s Transport Topics Top Brokerage Firm list. Based on gross revenue, the list is an annual ranking of the largest 3PL organizations in the U.S.

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By: Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.
May 5th, 2021

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! Armstrong couldn’t resist the opportunity to begin our post with a festive pun about freight claims, alongside our tips and tricks to avoid exposure to costly claims.

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By: Chuck Gay
April 29th, 2021

While port congestion is nothing new, 2021 has seen record-setting backlogs in the flow of incoming cargo to the United States. Typically the slowest month for shipping, March was nothing short of madness, with west coast ports seeing unprecedented cargo volumes. Other U.S. ports, including Savannah, are seeing the residual impact from overflows at larger ports (Long Beach and Los Angeles), and it will likely be months before congestion shows any signs of easing. 

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By: Brad Loeb
April 21st, 2021

Check back in with us monthly to stay up to speed on freight market conditions. Our snapshots compile market data from public sources to help you stay informed.  This edition looks at factors contributing to record freight rates, the impact of unprecedented port congestion, and a continued driver shortage.

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By: Christina Burgess
April 14th, 2021

There’s no denying that technology advancement and digital transformation are taking the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry by storm. Technology-driven freight brokerages are quickly adopting strategies to keep pace with changing customer demand. However, the ultimate test is user adoption, which falls heavily on product managers (PMs). They are responsible for ensuring that products meet – even exceed – user expectations.

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By: Christina Burgess
April 7th, 2021

If a Product Manager (PM) isn't working a minimum of 50 hours per week, they're not putting in enough effort. So say a few popular leaders of the Product community. 

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By: Monique Taylor
March 30th, 2021

Longing to dip your toes in the sand, feel the sun on your face, and take a deep breath without wearing a mask? You're not alone. With Spring Break on the horizon, pandemic-weary Americans are undoubtedly feeling the urge to spread their wings and, quite literally, fly to new destinations.

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By: Liam Shannon
March 25th, 2021

Last week, we discussed freight brokering's potential to be a rewarding and lucrative career for a motivated self-starter. Identifying the characteristics of someone likely to succeed in this line of work might be the easy part. Understanding how some people exhibit their talent is more challenging. Not every high performer is successful from the outset, but they do seem to show high potential. In that post, we shared ways to identify high-performing, high potential people.