You’ve probably been to the store for groceries recently and noticed that things are flying off the shelves. While suppliers and shippers are working hard to keep shelves stocked, COVID-19 has certainly tested the strength and abilities of the American supply chain. And with this changing economic environment has come shifts in prioritizing certain types of items. Learn more about what the most important shipped items are and how shippers and carriers[...]
Let’s be honest here. We could all use a bit of a helping hand nowadays. With our minds going in a million different directions and often feeling a bit stressed out (thanks for nothing COVID-19!), we must remember how we can also take care of others who need help now more than ever. On this Feel Good Friday, we searched the web and found a story about two New York City college students who went all out in an endeavor to help the less fortunate and peo[...]
In light of COVID-19, businesses around the world are implementing plans to safeguard their customers and employees to keep them safe which is a must. But with each passing day, we are realizing the scope of the economic ripple effect also. Industries in the United States and around the world have been impacted, including freight shipping. Small businesses who heavily rely on freight shipping to move their products are facing struggles to keep their [...]
COVID-19 seems to have taken over the narrative of most everyone’s daily life. Phrases like “shelter in place” and “toilet paper shortage” are now commonplace, and there are more people staying indoors than ever before. While introverts rejoice and those working-from-home get to save on gas, self-quarantining can bring a sense of alienation or even boredom. We’ve put together a few ideas and ways to keep you from going stir crazy during these unusual [...]
Shippers everywhere rely on their freight broker to get them the solutions they need and to help them reach their goals. But how do you measure freight broker effectiveness? How do you know the freight broker you’re currently working with is the right one for you? We break it all down for you with 10 ways to measure freight broker effectiveness, so you can make sure your shipping department is getting all the necessary support it needs.
There are two common freight services that you’ve probably heard of. They are full truckload (TL) shipping and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. What are the differences between the two and how do you know which one you’ll be needing to fill out a freight quote for? They may be similar on the surface, but there are more differences between the two than you may think. Learn the difference between full truckload vs less-than-truckload and how it could[...]
Nobody wants their freight damaged or lost during transit. Shippers need reliable shipping options when sending their cargo from point A to point B. Discover a few easy ways to avoid freight damage and loss claims and get peace of mind knowing your shipment will be safe during the entire shipping process.
Controlling and managing freight spend is a huge part of your business. Freight shipping is complex, and shippers like you may have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions is what factors affect LTL freight rates? Knowing the answer to this question allows you to develop a better strategy and helps save you and your team time and money. We’re going to dive into what factors affect LTL freight rate so you can control your costs when shippi[...]
What separates the good third-party logistics (3PL) companies out there from the great ones isn’t just their ability to connect shippers with the right shipping solutions. It’s about leveraging their amazing network of shipping partners and passing on the benefits of these partnership to their customers. One area that is extremely important in the process is freight packaging. At FreightCenter, we were lucky and excited to have our partner Jeff Banion[...]
Going from parcel shipping to freight shipping for the first time may seem intimidating. Although you might be familiar with the standard practices of parcel shipping, your business could benefit from moving to less-than-truckload or LTL shipping. In general, parcel shipping is best for freight that is 150 pounds or less, fits in a smaller package and can be lifted without assistance. LTL shipping is best for freight that is over 150 pounds, is bulky [...]