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The International Shipper’s Checklist: Part 1

Part 1: Shippability & Packaging Shipping freight can be tricky business, and when you decide to ship cargo internationally the process can make you feel like you’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way. And yet, expanding your shipping capabilities across the pond and beyond is a great way to grow your business. We […]

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How to save 75% on Parcel Shipping Starting Today

February 26, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under , | No Comments

The term parcel sometimes signifies residential, or small shipper, in the freight industry, but that kind of definition isn’t a box parcel fits neatly into. Actually, there’s more to parcel than meets the eye! We get that reevaluating your shipping habits sounds time-consuming—and time is money where freight’s concerned—but there’s a silver lining: shipping parcel […]

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What to Look for in a 3PL

February 16, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

This past year in Inbound Logistics’ market research report, researchers found that 75 percent of shippers in our industry prefer service over price. You know what that means: less isn’t more. In fact, partnerships fall through—a good 43 percent!—when a shipper’s expectations aren’t met, and as for customer service? If the budding relationship between a […]

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Carrier Liability, Freight Insurance and Your Peace of Mind

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

Many people believe (incorrectly) that liability coverage and freight insurance are so similar that they could be twins. In reality, they’re more like cousins, which is to say they’re related, but they aren’t identical. And that becomes clear when shippers file damage claims. Recognizing what liability coverage is, as well as how freight insurance can […]

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A Trucking Term Trio: Headhaul, Backhaul, and Deadhead

February 5, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Time for a pop quiz, team! In one of our recent blog posts, Shipping Shoptalk, we laid out lingo popular in freight industry circles, and now we’d like to revisit two and add a third to your growing repertoire. Do you remember what backhauls and headhauls are? Extra credit for those who know what a deadhead is. There’s […]

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Shipping Shoptalk:

January 26, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Every industry has shoptalk, and in logistics, we love our lingo (especially acronyms—BOLs, FOBs, NOIs, oh my!). Unfortunately, if you’re not in the know it’s easy to get lost in the weeds, so we’ve compiled a list of frequently misunderstood freight terms in order to untangle the jargon. Whether you’re new to shipping and need […]

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DIY Crate: Protect Your Freight for under $100

January 23, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

A lot can happen to freight while in transit. Less than truckload (LTL) shipments are shipped together as truckloads, and will include other contracted loads on the same trailer. Before arriving at their final destination, these shipments move together from truck to truck, from weigh stations, to hubs, to warehouses, weathering uncertain road conditions, rain, sleet, snow and every temperature […]

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Cheers to 20 Years!

January 19, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

We’re officially 20! Back in 1998 our CEO Matt Brosious founded FreightCenter, and what better way to commemorate our success than to peek back at what made waves that year—besides us, that is! So snap into your overalls and pull those unironic ski-goggles over your frosted tips: we’re cruisin’ down memory lane to check out […]

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3 Ways to save on Freight Shipping with Your NMFC

One of the most crucial things to consider when you’re planning a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipment is securing the right freight class. As defined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, National Motor Freight Class (NMFC) is a standardized freight pricing for your shipment based on its “transportability”, ensuring fair pricing when you ship. But a bungled freight […]

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