LTL shipping is the most popular, reliable and cost-effective method of shipping. However, it can be complex and confusing if you’re unfamiliar with it. Think of LTL shipping as a ride share. Your freight will share space in a trailer with other shippers’ freight while in route to its destination. That means there’s more to the LTL shipping process than meets the eye. We break down LTL shipping and give you some tips for making LTL shipping easier.
Depending on the type commodities your small or medium-sized business produces, your shipment may require special shipping needs or be classified as a potentially hazardous item. Shipping hazardous items is no easy task. You may be surprised to learn how different it is to ship hazardous items compared to shipping other ordinary pieces of freight. We’re going to break it down and provide insight about what you need to know when it comes to shipping ha[...]
Automation within the supply chain isn’t just the next cool trend or an innovative idea; it’s the future of shipping. This is especially true while we learn how to navigate this new normal to continue growing businesses and the American economy. In fact, everyone from small businesses to large scale distributors will need to adopt technology to drive growth, adapt to disruptions and optimize their supply chains. Succeeding in today’s fast-paced and ev[...]
Have you been waiting for an opportunity to do something that you have been putting off for a while? With the current situation, now just might be the time. It might be the perfect time for you or your family to consider adopting a pet. Now more than ever we’ve needed our furry companions by our side, and with all the time we’re spending at home, this is the perfect opportunity for people to properly introduce a new member of the family to their house[...]
Controlling freight spend and streamlining the supply chain are always top priorities for businesses of all sizes. In the digital age, optimizing your shipping and supply chain and driving efficiencies can be achieved by utilizing a transportation management system or TMS. In fact, the use of a TMS helps alleviate the time-consuming strains of finding shipping options, helping you save time and money. But what is a TMS? And how can you incorporate one[...]
Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for produce season to get up and running. Many fruits and vegetables have entered their prime growing time of the year, and farmers and food distributors are looking to get their produce out fast and effectively. But when it comes to properly transporting food so it stays fresh and safe, some expert freight guidance can go a long way. We’ve put together a few produce transport season tips to get your food [...]
Physical health and safety have been at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to COVID-19. With that comes the increasing demand for people buying medicines, supplements, vitamins, and the pharmaceutical supply chain needing to meet that demand. We’ve put together a few best practices on how to transport medicine the right way.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and because of COVID-19, they need support now more than ever. Facing new challenges and dealing with a lot of uncertainty, small businesses have had to adapt at the blink of an eye. How can we all do our part to protect ourselves, our physical health and help the economic health of small businesses and the people who rely on them to make a living? Here’s how you can support small businesses [...]
It’s a topic that we don’t always want to talk about – freight damage. But unfortunately, freight damage sometimes happens. In addition, there is a common misconception in the freight industry, and that misconception is that your shipments are covered by the carrier through the carrier’s liability coverage. While carriers do have liability coverage, it doesn’t always cover the value of the item you are shipping. So, what do you do if your shipment is [...]
As one might expect right now, many tourist attractions and art galleries around the world have temporarily shut down due to regulations surrounding COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean that galleries and tourist attractions aren’t still open for your enjoyment in a different way. These establishments have an answer to this challenge, and it’s not an uncommon one today; go digital! While you can’t visit galleries, museums, or travel the world in person rig[...]