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Hurricane Joaquin has a bigger reach than most people realize

The East Coast is getting ready to batten down the hatches as Hurricane Joaquin leaves the Bahamas and heads north. As of the time of this post, Joaquin is just a category 3 storm and will likely increase in strength to a category 4. General news is certainly focused on... read more

Crux Systems launches unique terminal app – via Port Technology International

Yesterday, Port Technology International covered the launch of our new app that gives truck drivers, marine terminals and freight brokers insight into their delivery order status, container availability, routes and processing. Our CEO Eric Klein explained that by providing visibility into this data, truckers and marine terminals can plan more efficiently... read more

Announcing new app at TechCrunch Disrupt – vote for us!

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt we officially announced the launch of our new app that provides truck drivers, marine terminals and freight brokers with more insight into their deliver order status, container availability, routes and processing than ever before. “Truck visits to marine terminals can take over two hours due to... read more

Meet us at TechCrunch Disrupt

The Crux Systems team is going be at TechCrunch Disrupt next week showing off our newly launched trucking services app, which makes it easy for drivers and trucking companies to see their delivery order status, container availability, routes and processing so they can spend more time getting jobs done and... read more

Thanks, drivers

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we wanted to say thanks to all the drivers who cover thousands of miles to bring us the items we use every day. A quick look at the impact of truck drivers on the economy: drivers covered more than 421 billion miles in... read more

A driver’s 14-hour day

In a driver’s typical 14-hour day, they will spend nearly as much time waiting for pickups or drop offs, handling inspections, and dealing with paperwork and other tasks as they will actually driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours of Service regulations say that drivers can spend 660 minutes of... read more

Trucking services app now available

We’re excited to announce that Crux Systems trucking services are now available for trucking companies, dispatchers and drivers. A web app for dispatchers and an iOS app for drivers provide trucking companies with more insight into their delivery order status, container availability, routes and processing than ever before. How it... read more

Logistics companies in the collaborative economy

More and more companies are finding innovative ways to tap into the collaborative economy and make use of idle resources or excess capacity. While companies that enable people to get what they need directly from their peers are most often associated with the collaborative economy (like Uber, Airbnb and Etsy),... read more

Terminal collaboration

Collaboration is a growing focus in the logistics industry. Given pressures from increasing imports and the growing number of mega-ships, more attention is being paid to ways that terminals and shipping lines can work together. Communication is one key area that helps with collaboration and efficiency. The other, we believe, is... read more

Freight bottlenecks in the US and Asia

The number of imports to West Coast ports has decreased this year, while imports to East Coast ports have increased. Surprisingly, the biggest driver has been China, not the backups at West Cost ports, according to the research company Zepol. Imports from China to the East Coast have increased by... read more

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