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Tech start-ups and the logistics industry

Logistics is big. And complicated. With so many different parties involved in moving containerized cargo — from shippers to freight forwarders, shipping lines, terminals, trucking companies, rail and distribution centers — there are plenty of opportunities along each step of the supply chain to find efficiencies. As Allen Thomas pointed... read more

Panama Canal expansion

The Panama Canal expansion is complete and we’re finally getting a chance to see the big ships pass through. The predictions of whether cargo will shift from one port to another will now be put to the test. Will the US East Coast take away cargo from California? If it... read more

An age-old problem

I recently attended the Gulf Shipping Conference and my logistics engine for the week was Uber ― to and from the airport and all meetings. One of those meetings with a Houston-area freight forwarder revealed quite a different engine critical to their logistics operations…a fax machine. Today, most forwarders, brokers... read more

The continued rise of autonomous vehicles

Autonomous cars and trucks will change the way we drive and the shape of our infrastructure. There is certainly a question of when, though despite the prediction from Elon Musk, it won’t happen in two years. The real question that remains is how will this work. I’ve been using Tesla’s... read more

Welcome Allen Thomas, VP of Customer Development

We’re happy to welcome Allen Thomas to the growing Crux Systems team as VP of Customer Development. Allen has nearly 20 years of experience leading technological innovation, business development and operational teams within the container supply chain. Previously, he was VP of Business Strategy for ABB – Marine & Ports,... read more

Managing big data

Trucking companies are increasingly going paperless and looking to cloud-based technologies to manage things like compliance and track driver performance and vehicle data. There are some big advantages to switching to cloud-based technologies to collect and manage this kind of data — you can get information in real time, gain a... read more

Now hiring VP Engineering

We’re currently looking for a Vice President of Engineering to head up our growing technical team. This is a key leadership role that will be responsible for the design and development of our platform and apps. You’ll have the opportunity to solve challenging technical problems while helping build and deliver... read more

Eric Lindberg joins Crux Systems

We’re happy to welcome Eric Lindberg to the Crux Systems team as our new Vice President of Business Development. Eric has extensive experience in the logistics and global trade industry, where he’s worked in business development, operations and sales for 24 years. Previously, he was Director of Business Development at... read more

Taking your privacy seriously

We are all faced with constant requests for things that should give us pause. Every time we provide a credit card number or grant an application permission access to our location, we trust that the company will keep our information safe. After all, there are good reasons for us to... read more

Crux Systems app tracks freight orders – via Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty Trucking recently posted an article about our truck driver app, now available as a free download from the iTunes app store. Drivers and dispatchers forward their delivery orders by email to Crux Systems and the information is automatically imported to their account. The information is then used to... read more

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