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 [...]
There’s one question every shipper, manager of a supply chain or small business owner asks during the shipping process. That question sounds something like: “How much is this going to cost?”
The infamous Australia wildfires have caused great devastation to the country’s terrain and wildlife. There’s been countless lives impacted, properties destroyed and approximately 480 million animals killed since the fires started in September 2019. The cultural wildlife icons of Australia, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats, and native birds, have all been impacted the most. Heartbroken people and organizations all over the world have be[...]
If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. It might sound like a simple process, but it can get complicated. Without the knowledge of best practices for freight billing, it can be easy for small businesses to get caught up in freight billing mayhem. Knowing how freight billing works helps avoid costly shipping mistakes a[...]
The freight shipping industry is constantly changing. With the fluctuations in this complex business, shippers everywhere find it harder to meet their shipping goals and get the right solutions for their supply chains. That’s where partnering with a 3PL can help. From getting expert insight into the freight industry to booking lanes at the most affordable rates available, the benefits of partnering with a 3PL far outweigh going it alone! We’ve mention[...]
Whether you have freight to ship or are hauling freight for someone, it’s important to know some of the common industry terms. However, it can be hard to keep track of them all. We’re here to help clear up any confusion around some of the most confusing but common trucking terms: deadhead, backhaul, and headhaul.
There’s a lot to keep track of when managing a small business. It’s easy to overlook something in your shipping protocol or make a mistake in the logistics process. But these mistakes can be costly and negatively impact budgets and relationships with clients. Understanding and recognizing some of the most common small business shipping mistakes can help you avoid them and optimize your supply chain. Below are a few small business shipping mistakes and[...]
If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow.
The freight shipping industry changes throughout the year. Whether it is shifting economic market conditions like supply and demand or seasonal weather patterns impacting how shipping companies get moving, your supply chain will need to adapt to whatever comes its way as the year goes on. Luckily, we’re here to provide some insight on what to expect for each of the four seasons of freight shipping.