Why collaboration must be at the heart of every small business’s operating model

By James Gordon, Editor After months of meticulous planning the government’s T-charge has finally come into force. For the many thousands of commercial freelance owner operators, belonging to freight exchange platforms, the toxin tax, a £10 charge levied on all pre-Euro 4/IV diesel and petrol vehicles which enter London’s congestion zone, could have a crippling […]

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The rise of digital platforms – what are they and do they really matter?

By Lyall Cresswell, founder and CEO of Transport Exchange Group You’ve probably been reading about ‘platforms’ – writers and journalists across every type of media are using the term to describe anything and everything. From Facebook and Instagram to any business model which claims to be a ‘platform’ for something that’s vaguely interesting and topical, the […]

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Training is Deeply Ingrained in the DNA of the Transport Exchange Group

By James Gordon Tailor-made training is helping freight exchange platform members to deliver greater efficiency  As our cities grow, collaborative freight exchange platforms, where operators use real-time virtual fleets to consolidate loads and reduce empty miles, will play an even greater role in the future in helping operators to strive for the most efficient total fleet […]

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How Surge Pricing Could Impact the Freight Industry

By James Gordon Let me begin this blog with a question. What’s the connection between dynamic pricing and freight exchange platforms? At first glance, it may seem an incongruous pairing, but in reality the two are inextricably linked as this feature seeks to demonstrate. Take surge pricing for example. While you may not be familiar with […]

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