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3 Things to Know About Freight Insurance

April 21, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

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 [...]

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Feel Good Friday: Travel the World from Your Couch

April 17, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

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[...]

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4 Tips for Shipping Temperature-Controlled Items

COVID-19 has surely had an impact in so many ways. We have all seen the empty shelves at the stores and the demand for temperature-controlled items to be in stock has greatly increased. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in getting these sensitive, essential items to you. Not to mention that spring has arrived and that means many industries like produce are ramping up productivity. We’ve pulled together 4 tips for shipping temperature-contro[...]

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Truckers Keep Goods Moving

We are seeing the term “essential worker” a lot these days. And right now, we can’t say thank you enough to the people in the different careers and roles, namely the medical industry, first responders and those who are keeping our stores stocked with food. Along with the group of vital positions is that of the freight trucker. As we are all aware, these events have had an economic and medical impact all over the world.  In times like these, supply cha[...]

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Top 5 Most Important Shipped Items During COVID-19

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[...]

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Feel Good Friday: Lending a Helping Hand, Literally

April 3, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

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[...]

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Freight Shipping and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

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 [...]

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Doing Your Part: How to Have Fun While Staying Inside

March 31, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

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 [...]

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10 Ways to Measure Freight Broker Effectiveness

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.

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Full Truckload vs Less-Than-Truckload

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[...]

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