Since the early 20th century, trucking has emerged as the lifeblood of the American economy. The creation of interstate highways in the 1950s cemented Trucking’s elite status as the main mover of goods across the country.

The road hasn’t always been smooth. From the beginning, government regulations have been a source of constant controversy and debate. That continues today.

From a Shippers perspective, the evolution of modern trucking and freight management has been fraught with uncertainty and chaos. That continues today.

But times are changing.

Technology has ushered in the era of Virtual Freight Management.

Here’s a look at the evolution of modern Trucking, leading up to the VFM era.