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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 6: How Freight Insurance Works

Shipping freight can be a little stressful, which is why we’ve put this guide together to make sure you remain a happy shipper. There’s a lot to keep an eye on, but with the right precautions taken before your cargo hits the road (or sky, or sea), you can plan and ship without giving it […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 4: Practical Freight Packaging

Freight packaging is so big a subject that the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) conducts a 3-part webinar series on the subject twice a year. Each module is 1.5 hours long and the cost to participate is more than $200 per attendee. What’s the big deal? Putting a 4,000 pound freight package on a […]

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U.S. Freight Shipping Infrastructure Caught In Steep Decline

June 6, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

In 2016, wasted time and fuel cost the trucking industry $50 billion dollars, which affected the whole economy with increased delays and caused a surge in the price of everyday products. This was due largely in part to the state of the nation’s infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, projects that by […]

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At FreightCenter, Veteran-Owned Means Veteran-Caring

Before our founder and CEO, Matthew Brosious decided to try his hand at entrepreneurship, he served his country for 3 years as an Airborne Ranger at Aco 2nd Ranger Battalion. His military training laid the foundation for how FreightCenter would operate, and so, as a veteran-owned and operated company, Brosious created a work environment at […]

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy and Liquidation: Two Years Later

The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in August of 2016 sent waves through the shipping industry after their primary creditor, Korean Development Bank, refused to restructure their loans. The bankruptcy (and subsequent liquidation) was seen as a way for the country to consolidate their shipping into a single firm, as KBD was also a financier to their […]

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Glider Kit Controversy Pits Businesses Against Environment

In 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, put emissions standards in place to control the diffusion of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from heavy duty trucks. The trucking industry soon realized a potential workaround for these regulations: glider kits. The glider kit industry has been around for nearly 50 years but until recently it […]

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Make Your Supply Chain 20 Times Greener

Earth Day is Sunday and we’re trying harder than ever to retrace our carbon footprints so we can learn to do better. The U.S. logistics industry is a tremendously important part of the economy. Consumer demand means freight is always on the move, and that, naturally, leads to more energy demand and fuel consumption. We […]

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 4: Insurance

April 11, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Welcome to our last installment of The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you’ve got a leg up in the international shipping game, it’s time that you know how to protect your assets. Whether you’re an old hand or a new hat, you understand that shipping is going to open you up to potential loss. It […]

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 3: Paperwork & Time Frame

Welcome back to The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you know which way the wind blows when it comes to shippability and packaging, and have made a first mate of your customs broker, it’s time to coordinate a schedule and prep your paperwork. Since there’s so much overlap between these two steps we decided to […]

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 2: Customs Brokers

If it’s your first time plunging into the wild waters of the global market, it’s good to have a lifesaver to keep you afloat. Importing and exporting comes with a mind-bogglingly long list of rules, so we are back to sketch out the parameters of international shipping. In The International Shipper’s Checklist, Part 1 we […]

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