Even though the freight world is going more and more digital every day, the basic paperwork is still an essential part of the process. The Bill of Lading (BOL) is the most important document in freight shipping and knowing why it’s so important will help you avoid excess charges and help you ship more efficiently. The BOL must be accurate with all the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted. We walk through what the BOL is, why providing inaccurate information[...]
Often people believe (incorrectly) that liability coverage and freight insurance are so similar that they could be twins. In reality, they’re more like family members, related but very different.
We’re sure you’re hoping for better things to come in 2021 – we are too! When it comes to your supply chain and small business shipping strategy, and we have some good news to share with you! Although 2020 was a year nobody could predict, the trucking industry faced the challenges head-on and carried its weight well, setting up successes on the horizon on the eve of 2021 that shippers should also be excited for. Leave your crystal ball in storage beca[...]
Finding freight shipping solutions in a post-COVID era will be more different and could be more challenging than ever before. The types of market conditions the industry is dealing with include capacity crunches, uncertain economic conditions, fluctuating costs, increased shipping needs and more. If only there was some way to just centralize the search for shipping solutions quickly and affordably. Well, there is. Shippers and carriers everywhere are [...]
2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget. With all the surprises, curveballs, and challenges we’ve all faced, supply chains of all sizes were tested more than they ever were in recent years. But, even with the unpredictability variable always at play, there are ways you can prepare for a better shipping year ahead.
Even if you’ve been working hard to stay ahead of the small business holiday shipping game, you still might want some eleventh-hour shipping tips to push your shipping into overdrive. We’ve pulled together a few last-minute small business holiday shipping tips so you can keep focused and be successful during the busiest shipping time of the year.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for so many reasons, and one of them is freight shipping. We know what you’re thinking, “what makes freight shipping so wonderful this time of year?” Hear us out. The holidays are the busiest time for businesses and shippers everywhere, from Christmas tree farms, to Etsy shops, to online and eCommerce stores, to the classic local mom and pop store in town, everyone is shipping more than usual and that means fre[...]
The holidays are a hectic time for everyone, especially for small business shippers and supply chain managers. Not only do you need the right shipping solutions, but you need them at the best rates and on a deadline. Shipping freight without expert guidance makes accomplishing all of this pretty challenging. So how can you meet all these needs and ship easier? Third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs, make it easy for small businesses everywhere to ge[...]
You may need to move a family antique, or you could be a small business owner who needs to ship their one-of-a-kind creations, everyone at one point or another has special items they need to ship. Your special items will most likely need additional services to make sure they are handled with the utmost care. There are certain protocols to follow and options at your disposal when it comes to shipping special items, and to ensure they arrive safely, we’[...]
We’re coming into that crazy shipping time of the year and that means small business operators and supply chain managers everywhere may be pulling their hair out. Having an effective and efficient shipping strategy will keep you from going bald! However, really effective shipping strategies are not as simple as just sending your products from point A to point B. The most effective shipping strategies also include reverse logistics and return policies [...]