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Miami Herald: For successful start-ups, the first team isn't always the right team

Posted by The Cargo42 Team on Feb 20, 2018 1:36:25 PM

Our 2017 Community Track winners have learned what every start-up must: refining your model is essential to success.

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The sharing economy’s claim to fame is in consumer services like Airbnb and Uber, but it can help businesses function more effectively, too.

That was the idea behind Cargo42, the 2017 winner in the Community Track and the overall Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge champion. The company’s app matches shippers looking for reliable service at affordable rates with pre-vetted trucking companies that have empty space.

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Topics: General, Logistics, Startup, Technology


Posted by Alfredo Keri on Jan 11, 2018 2:48:26 PM


The year 2017 brought about tremendous changes for the transportation and logistics industry. Ranging from the record-breaking sales of Cyber Monday to the gradual incorporation and integration of IoT and other cutting-edge technologies into last mile delivery services, it was a year that exceeded all projections and expectations…and the New Year is likely to follow the same trend. 

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Topics: Logistics, Technology

3 Things You Can Optimize in the Supply Chain to Own Last-Mile Delivery

Posted by Alfredo Keri on Jan 3, 2018 1:30:20 PM


Supply chains are unique to each individual enterprise, however, one thing is universal across all enterprises; the supply chain should be a well-oiled machine. Every step in the chain has to work seamlessly, from coordinating with suppliers all the way to the last-mile delivery, to ensure success. Is your supply chain as efficient as it could be?

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Topics: Logistics

Make your Last-Mile Delivery Service Part of your Branding

Posted by Alfredo Keri on Dec 26, 2017 4:56:04 PM

The last and most crucial step in the supply chain for businesses in the retail and on-demand industry is the one that presents the most problems. Referred to as “last mile delivery,” this crucial, yet problematic step involves the final movement of goods from the distribution centers to its final destination (the customer). Although “last mile delivery” comes at the tail end of your supply chain, it plays a major role in determining how customers view your business. It is the yard-stick that will be used to judge the efficiency of your supply chain.

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Topics: Logistics

Will Tesla revolutionize the trucking industry?

Posted by Alfredo Keri on Dec 19, 2017 4:18:15 PM

In the U.S., a staggering amount of goods and products are moved by truck on our highways. Statistics from the USDOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) show that 82.7% of all agricultural products are moved via trucking operations. Likewise, 65% of pharmaceutical products and 92% of prepared foods are all moved by trucks on surface roads.

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Topics: Technology

Tips and Tricks to Working With Your Own Truck

Posted by Alfredo Keri on Dec 13, 2017 1:27:48 PM

Here is a quick reference of tips and tricks to working with your own truck. These are suggestions from truckers who have been in the industry for years and now they share their knowledge and insights with the Cargo42 team, helping new and incoming truckers into the Cargo42 platform.

Here is what you'll learn:

  • How do you get the most out of an empty truck?
  • When is the best time to buy a truck?
  • Why choose local trucking over long haul trucking?
  • Tips on insurance
  • What is the trick?
  • What works
  • What doesn't work
  • What is the key to this business?
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Topics: Business Management

Shipping during the holiday season? Here's what to avoid!

Posted by Alfredo Keri on Dec 8, 2017 4:50:35 PM

The busiest time for retail sales is already here, and for logistics providers, this means an unusually high increase in the volume of cargo being shipped. In preparation for this season, many retailers have already begun increasing their stock levels in anticipation of the coming rush. Shipping companies who are not prepared for such a surge in the demand for their services will struggle to meet up with clients’ expectations. The international shipping industry also enters into its “peak season” during the holiday months as shippers increase the volume of products being imported for the holiday season.
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Topics: Logistics

How to quote and ship your Refrigerated Cargo

Posted by Alfredo Keri on Nov 10, 2017 12:01:52 PM

When you have perishable or sensitive goods that need to be shipped, fewer transportation methods can top a refrigerated cargo truck. Refrigerated cargo, also known as reefer cargo trucks are excellent for both long distance and local truck delivery.
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Topics: Logistics, refrigerated cargo

StartUP Companies In Florida That You Should Know

Posted by Alfredo Keri on Oct 26, 2017 3:33:07 PM

Companies, both big and small greatly benefit from start up companies. South Florida is no stanger to start up business and has seen a great environment for many to thrive. Start ups are never easy! It is important for them to cover a need and show how they can exponentially grow in order to get funding nad in some cases an opportunity to sell or to be incorporated into a larger player in the market.
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Topics: Logistics, Startup, Technology

Cargo42 wins the 2017 ELEVATE DEMOvation Challenge for the Second Year in a Row

Posted by Murilo Amaral on Oct 13, 2017 12:28:07 PM

We are extremely proud and happy to announce that Cargo42 was the 2017 winner of the ELEVATE DEMOvation Challenge for a second year in a row. 

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Topics: Logistics, Award

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