Be aware. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) delayed its annual Roadcheck to Sept. 9th-11th. You may experience shipping delays resulting from thorough 37-point inspections. Also, there is the potential that some drivers may take these days off, which could lead to a lack of capacity. Full truckload and partial truckload shipments will likely feel the greatest impact. The main focus of this year’s nationwide CV[...]
There are hundreds of metrics you can use to measure your supply chain performance and creating a carrier performance scorecard should be one of them. Measuring carrier performance with the right metrics can ensure that you are getting the best value for your spend, can help you identify opportunities for improvement and helps you determine which carriers are best suited for your business’s needs. Below, we count down a few examples of carrier perfor[...]
To our valued customers -- In light of the current situation, we wanted to reach out and share our plan for continuing to help you find the shipping solutions you need during these uncertain times. FreightCenter is ready and committed to helping you avoid disruptions that may impact you or your business. In addition, you can stay up-to-date and find helpful resources regarding COVID-19 by visiting our COVID-19 resources page.
When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting process can get a little bit more confusing. That’s why FreightCenter is here to help you find the most af[...]
2017 went down on record as one of the costliest years for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages.
Getting an LTL freight quote is an easy endeavor when you use FreightCenter’s instant freight quote tool, but before you go plugging all your information in, let us walk you through the process. There are several factors that play into figuring LTL freight quotes, and understanding them will pull a more accurate quote.
Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Freight shipping to your buyer is a commercial enterprise designed to take place from loading dock to loading dock—that is, if there’s a loading dock available upon delivery. Some delivery locations have special requirements that need more than the zip code alone, and not knowing the details could affect your final accessorials will you need? These are all questions you should ha[...]
How Are Christmas Trees Shipped? Many Christmas tree farms are located across the country in states such as Oregon, Washington, California, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Shipping real trees is a difficult task, with many carriers saying no all together. With capacity so tight, it’s important to have a company like FreightCenter on your side to find you the right equipment for the job and for an affordable rate. When it comes to Christmas tree ship[...]
For an industry that keeps the world moving, you don’t hear often enough about the fascinating aspects of freight and logistics. Most people hear “freight” and think "snooze"—but not us! At FreightCenter, we see freight as fun and want you to think the same. Here are 25 facts that’ll have you loving freight as much as us.