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The path to visibility: carriers able to share instant tracking, pricing info

Jun 21, 2016 at 10:05 AM CST

A few years ago, it seemed unrealistic for shippers, third party logistics providers or brokers to expect total visibility from all carriers in their freight networks.

Large and mid-size carriers probably had the technology to provide shipment visibility. Small carriers, however, traditionally have lacked onboard computers and software needed to automate an electronic data interchange (EDI) process and stand on equal footing.