Steve Blair

For the past 25 years, Steve Blair has served as a senior manager for DAT Keypoint®, a transportation management software (TMS) designed solely for brokering freight. The TMS enables brokers and 3PLs to control virtually every facet of their business, from capacity planning and operations, to accounting and business analytics.

Posted: 29 Nov, 2018 by Steve Blair

Freight brokers' revenues and costs rose by about the same amount in October, indicating that high rates paid by shippers were passed along to carriers. As a result, brokers' gross margins stalled at 12.5%. Brokers moved about the same number loads during the month but they made more money per load,...

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Posted: 31 Oct, 2018 by Steve Blair

Freight brokers posted solid revenue gains and good cost controls in the third quarter, for a sharp increase in net operating profits. Gross margins averaged 13.1% in Q3, which is disappointing, but still the best quarterly result so far this year. This report is derived from the monthly financial r...

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Posted: 18 Oct, 2018 by Steve Blair

Freight broker gross margins recovered to 14.6% in August, after nearly a year of sub-par results. Truckload rates slipped lower that month, which made it easier for brokers to manage their biggest cost. As a result, profit exceeded $76 per load, which may not sound like a lot, but it's the highest ...

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Posted: 10 Sep, 2018 by Steve Blair

Freight brokers doubled their monthly revenue in July compared to last year, to set yet another record. Despite lackluster gross margins of 13.3%, the group achieved a 93% increase in gross profit. Labor and overhead costs did not rise as fast, so the brokers retained 3.9% in net operating profit, a...

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