Seems simple, pick up here and deliver there. Unfortunately, in our complex logistics supply chain industry there are many other factors that play a role in how quickly and efficiently your shipment makes it to its end destination. Depending on the mode of transportation there are different methods of tracking. With today’s technology and transportation requirements, Truckload and Expedite are a much more black and white process. Carriers are required to equip containers with logging technology that not only mandates the hours a driver can work in a given workday but also tracks the container itself. MacroPoint technology automatically pins from a driver talking device every 20 minutes to show where he or she is physically located. This helps shippers and receivers tremendously as they have an exact snapshot on how ahead or behind of schedule the shipment in transit may be. LTL shipping while being far less costly than a dedicated truck comes with its own series of challenges, one of those being tracking transparency. Below is a breakdown on exactly how a shipment traveling cross country would look like.