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Small Business Shipping During the Holidays with a 3PL

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[...]

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Shipping Special Items

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’[...]

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Using Reverse Logistics to Increase Customer Satisfaction

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 [...]

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4 Quick Tips for Effective Holiday Shipping

The holidays are filled with joy, peace on Earth, awkward family events, lots of eggnog, people shopping for the perfect gifts and retailers shipping their products across the country. Businesses everywhere want to deliver a better customer experience and meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations this time of year. Since this will be the busiest peak season in history, it’s important to be ready. Check out these 4 quick tips for effective holid[...]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Logistics Refresher

November 3, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

In spite of the supply chain and economic impacts the pandemic has had on everyone this year, this holiday season is anticipated to be another busy one – but with a difference. If you’ve already begun making the necessary preparations for the shipping season ahead, well done. Keep it up. If you haven’t, the time to act is now. We’ve put together a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Logistics refresher to make sure you cover all your bases and get your ship[...]

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Hours of Service Updates You Need to Know

Back in 2017, there was a mandate that required drivers to track their hours of service in an attempt to better regulate the health and safety of truckers on the road. Part of this mandate included electronic logging devices or ELDs, which track driver behavior and hours spent on the road. Although this initiative has been successful in its goal, it has resulted in limited driver flexibility and longer transit times for freight shipments. Recently, th[...]

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Artificial Intelligence in Trucking

There’s never any shortage of talk about artificial intelligence revolutionizing industries. The freight trucking business is no different. While trucking will very likely never be 100% machine-operated, combining the human touch with the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology will take logistics, supply chains and trucking to new heights and make shipping freight easier for shippers and drivers everywhere. We’re discussing artificial intelligenc[...]

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How to Ship a Pallet

October 8, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

If you’re running a small business or a large corporation and you have products to ship, then pallets will be your best friends. That’s because pallets make it easier for you to ship and can help support and protect your cargo when used properly. Shipping a pallet can help you improve efficiency across the board, which means better productivity and profitability. But what exactly do you need to know about how to ship a pallet? We’ll be going over best[...]

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Who Ships the Most Pumpkins?

Anyone who loves all things “pumpkin” knows the importance of this seasonal produce. This time each year, the pumpkin emerges as cultural king. You can find them everywhere during this transition from summer to fall, from goofy jack-o’-lantern faces to pumpkin-spice lattes, to pumpkin flavored beer, pancakes, candles and more! But when it comes to the actual pumpkin itself, have you ever thought about how they make it from the pumpkin farm to your fro[...]

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Freight Quoting Factors: Full Truckload vs Less-than-Truckload

While those freight trucks on the highways might all look identical and even their cargo may appear to be exactly alike, their freight designations could be very different. Some might be carrying a number of shippers’ pallets and making multiple stops. Others might be taken up by one business making a large shipment. Two common shipping methods are full truckload and less than truckload. These two freight designations have several differences that mig[...]

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