Don’t Make These Costly Freight Shipping Mistakes

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Freight shipping is expensive enough without adding to the cost by making avoidable mistakes! Even experienced shippers routinely shoot themselves in the foot by committing these shipping mistakes, so please review this checklist. It will help you make your shipment on time at the lowest possible cost.

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Costly Shipping Mistakes: A Checklist

1. Weigh accurately. Don’t guestimate the weight of your shipment. Instead, weigh it or determine its weight by checking with the manufacturer or retailer. Your LTL (less-than-truckload) freight carrier will re-weigh the item, and sometimes charge extra if there is a difference. Read More

Freight Logistics And Market Trends

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Freight Shipping Logistics And Market Trends

The freight logistics industry is growing, changing and adapting at a fast and furious rate — because it has to. The first step in gaining freight logistics insight is to get a sense of the factors around freight shipping logistics that are having such an impact on the business.

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The World Is Changing, and So Is Freight Logistics

Among the significant market trends affecting the logistics industry: Read More

Ways To Expedite Freight Shipping

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Customers always want to maintain the lowest possible freight shipping costs, but when a rush shipment rears its ugly head, customers often experience extreme sticker shock when they investigate freight shipping quotes.

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Expedited freight shipments need not be a budget-buster, however. There are things you can do as a shipper to reduce the expense, getting your item to its destination on time at a reasonable price. Here are the most important steps you can take. Read More

The Future Of Freight Shipping In 2017 And Beyond

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The freight shipping industry has a tough road ahead in 2017, but there is reason to think the next several years could bring relief. In this article, we’ll take a look at the big challenges for the upcoming few years and how they will affect freight shipping best practices.

future-freight-shipping-2017The Big Unknown: The Economy

The health of the freight shipping industry is largely dependent on a robust economy, which fuels growth for the entire transportation industry. At the time of this writing, macroeconomic forecasting is practically impossible, given the numerous and far-reaching issues that are very much unsettled. Read More

How Density Affects Freight Class

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How Density Affects Freight Class

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“Lorraine, my density has brought me to you.” — George McFly, “Back to the Future”

George McFly may have misspoken, but for LTL freight shipments, density indeed plays a huge role in bringing items to you.

The basis of LTL freight shipping rates is the freight class, a system developed and overseen by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). Read More