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How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Holiday Shipping by the Numbers According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. And if this year’s holiday e-commerce season […]

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‘Tis the Season to Go Green

The holidays are right around the corner! It’s a magical time of year that’s for sure, but consumer expectations have changed and are continuing to change. They are demanding faster deliveries and lower rates. Shippers everywhere are getting ready for their hectic shipping season and with a dramatic increase in online shopping, there are steps […]

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Raise Your Glasses: Oktoberfest is Here!

October 1, 2019 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | No Comments

Oktoberfest is in full swing and Germany is having a ball. Oktoberfest’s origins began with the commemoration of the marriage of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. The event nowadays is every beer lover’s favorite excuse to down copious amounts of ale, brew, nectar of the gods – or […]

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How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Unemployment levels are flirting with all-time lows. Wages are going up, business confidence is high, it seems like everything in the job market is flowing well! But there’s one job in particular that’s feeling the threat of obscurity. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there is a decline in the number of truck drivers […]

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Hemp Hauling: A Whole New Adventure

One of the joys of working in logistics is partnering with businesses across a variety of fascinating industries. There are all kinds of fun cargo in niche markets that needs to get hauled. Industrial hemp has all the ingredients of an oddball, polarizing and intriguing product which needs its place on the highways. Now, before […]

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Are You Shipping Freight or Parcel?

How do you know if you are shipping freight or parcel? It’s not uncommon for shippers to mistakenly believe they should ship one way when really, it would be more efficient to ship another. How to determine your best option Ask yourself three simple questions: Is your shipment over 150 pounds? Is your shipment more […]

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How to Ship Them Aliens

Stealing an alien is going to be easier than ever with close to 2 million people storming Area 51. But what happens afterwards? How will you get your alien and their UFO back home with you? Airport security is a little tight nowadays and bicycles don’t really fly like in the movies. Shipping your alien […]

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Shipping to Area 51: Limited Access Locations

Are you kicking around the idea of heading to Area 51?  Maybe even snagging an alien friend to show off to everyone? More power to you.  So, what if you need to ship something to Area 51? Maybe some supplies for your exit route. Or clothes for your new alien! Besides getting fast-tracked onto a […]

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Expert of the Month: Lisa Torzillo, Corporate Trainer

Meet FreightCenter’s Expert of the Month – Lisa Torzillo! For close to a decade, Lisa has been an integral part of our talented team, part of FreightCenter’s backbone. Joining FreightCenter 10 years ago, Lisa worked her way from the sales floor to a supervisor role. She played a key role in developing our Customer Service […]

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The Shippers Have Spoken: How Shippers & 3PLs Work Better Together

In the 2019 Third-Party Logistics Study: State of Logistics Outsourcing Report by Penske, Penn State, Infosys and Korn Ferry,  73% of 3PL users believe that 3PLs offer “new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness” and 89% of shippers believe partnering with a 3PL has “contributed to improving services for the ultimate customer.” Basically, shippers […]

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