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Santa’s Not the Only One Who Makes House Calls

“Matchmaker Logistics is by far the best trucking broker we have found.  Everyone in my office knows that Matchmaker Logistics is our go-to company for moving freight because they have consistently proven themselves to be dependable, trustworthy, and completely committed to us as customers.  Jim Skane even traveled from NC to our CT home office to pay us a personal visit.  No other company has shown such a strong interest in partnering with us and meeting our needs-on time, every time.”  – Dan Roy, CRF Interiors

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

At Matchmaker, we believe in treating everyone with respect.  Here’s what one of our carriers had to say about our approach to doing business:   “Our trucking company hauls about 360 loads a year for Matchmaker Logistics; consequently we share a close working relationship with the Matchmaker team.  As a carrier, we appreciate that they communicate with us and work with us on setting reasonable deadlines.  Most importantly, all members of the team are knowledgeable and personable.  They speak directly to our drivers, get to know them as individuals, and treat them with the

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We’re Not a Cheap Date: Episode II

Worried that his son was spending too much money on dates, Junior’s father asked his son how much his last date had cost.    Junior calculated a minute then replied:  “Somewhere around $15, I think.”  “Well,” said his father, “I’m proud of you for finally coming up with an inexpensive evening.”    “To be honest Dad,” Junior went on, “we’d have done more, but that was all the money she had.”     At Matchmaker, we approach every business transaction with a commitment to a long-term relationship; we don’t believe in acting like a cheap date, a

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Going on the Road for Your Benefit

Matchmaker is packing its bags! We’re on our way to the 20th Annual NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) Conference in mid-November. At the conference, we work to renew and strengthen relationships with the industry’s best carriers (2600+ members to date) while vetting new companies to join our team. Former Tennessee senator (and actor) Fred Thompson will be the keynote speaker. If the title of his book, Teaching the Pig to Dance, is any indication, it’s sure to be an interesting speech! The title comes from Thompson’s early years in school where he

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Looking for a Halloween Costume?

In a recent blog post, we talked about those “one-night-stand” companies, the fly-by-night operations that leave customers and clients feeling jilted. With 30 years of experience in the industry, we believe that experience, customer service and integrity are what count when it comes to freight brokerage. The only time we want anything to do with a one-night-stand is when it comes in the form of a clever Halloween costume! We had a feeling you’d agree. Look closely, and you’ll notice this one-night stand comes complete with accessories, including a pack of cigarettes and a lipstick-kissed note

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We Believe in Honorable Conduct

 Leave the one-night-stands to other companies; at Matchmaker we enter every business relationship with a sense of long-term commitment.  Here’s what one of our longtime clients had to say about our approach to doing business: “As a fully integrated international transport and distribution company, we arrange the transportation of cargo around the world.  We use Matchmaker Logistics for a part of our domestic transportation, and have done so for more than a decade.  Our company was established in 1947, and we have always made it a practice to perform due diligence before contracting with

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Preparing for CSA 2010

Let’s Get Prepared for CSA 2010: Proposed changes replacing the safe-stat system and a timeline for their implementation. Rollout Timeline April 12 – November 30, 2010 Motor carriers can preview their own data by seeing their roadside inspections/violations and crash events organized by Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC). Summer 2010  June 30th: The Operational Model (Op-Model) test ended. July: The four test states partially applying the CSA 2010 Operation Model (Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, and New Jersey) will fully switch over to CSA 2010, bringing total CSA 2010 states to nine. August: The

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The Return of Capacity Shortage

Before the economic meltdown, trucks were going to the highest bidder because there were not enough drivers to supply the demand. As a result, carriers were driving rates upward and freight brokers were competing for trucks with Olympic intensity.   Although we may not see such extreme shortages again for a while, a long-term capacity shortage is looming.  As the Chinese proverb goes, we must “dig a well before we are thirsty”.   Baird Freight Flow Analysis reports a capacity shortage of domestic modalities and the following consequences:   Large TL companies will be disciplined in growing fleets

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Ever Been Jilted by a “One-Night Stand”?

Although the majority of freight brokers in our industry run respectable operations, unfortunately there is also a subset of fly-by-night companies that don’t play nicely.  We call them “one-night-stands” because they leave customers and clients feeling jilted.   Recently, we stumbled upon this product commercial on YouTube, and we couldn’t help but laugh.  When it comes to dating, lighting may be ‘everything’, but when it comes to freight brokerage, we believe experience, customer service and integrity are what count!

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We’re All About Long-Term Commitment

Leave the one-night-stands to other companies; at Matchmaker we enter every business relationship with a sense of long-term commitment.  Here’s what one of our longtime clients had to say about our approach to doing business:   For more than twenty years, Matchmaker Logistics has taken excellent care of our valued customers at R.T. Vanderbilt Company.  These days when people have a desk, a phone, and a computer, they can call themselves a logistics provider; with Matchmaker, I know I’m getting knowledge, experience, and integrity.   The team at Matchmaker has always gone the extra yard

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