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3 Ways Digital Is Transforming Freight Shipping

The wave of digital innovation is changing everything from how we answer the doorbell to the way modern factories operate. The freight-shipping industry hasn’t been left out. Driverless trucks are getting a lot of attention in the press these days. They’re being tested in some states. But the reality is that it will be sometime […]

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4 Advantages of Full Truckload Freight Shipping

June 20, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

What type of freight shipping is best for me? This may be a question you have asked yourself more than once. While LTL is the most popular form of shipping, if you are shipping cargo weighing 5,000 pounds or more you really should compare the benefits and costs of both Full Truckload and LTL shipping. […]

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Do You Need Insurance for Full or Partial Truckload Freight Shipping?

Truckload Freight Should Be Covered by Cargo Insurance Shippers are learning that full or partial truckload shipping has several advantages, including: Fewer shipments (if any) from other carriers on board More direct routes from pickup to delivery saves time No worries about freight class, measurements and similar LTL concerns While experienced shippers may consider purchasing […]

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2 Surprises SMB Shippers Need to Avoid in Q3 & Q4 of 2019

June 4, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

Shipping freight is never boring, there is always something ahead that makes you sit up and take notice. Let’s take a look at what’s looming on the horizon for SMB shippers in 2019 so you won’t be surprised or negatively impacted when changes happen. 1. Trucks may not be where you need them. National freight […]

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Improve SMB Shipping Efficiency by Partnering with One 3PL

Small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) may find themselves spending hours searching for the lowest price possible. Unfortunately, the time spent searching is often wasted because the results only produce minimally cheaper options.  The better path to savings is to be more efficient. Streamline & optimize with one partner SMB’s can optimize their shipping and become […]

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Small Business Owners: Are You Paying for the Right Shipping Service?

Did you know that freight shipping costs more for residential service than for commercial service? The difference between the two isn’t as clear as you may think. Let’s take a look at the differences, starting with some basic processes in the shipping world. Most freight shipping isn’t done by one truck. In fact, almost all freight […]

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Customer Spotlight: CT Darnell/Sunbelt Rack Design & Build

September 17, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

CT Darnell Construction and Sunbelt Rack are sister companies with a bit of a twist. Sunbelt Rack has been serving the LBM (lumber and building materials) industry for more than 30 years, providing more rack systems and pre-engineered steel buildings in more lumberyards in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean than any other supplier. […]

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Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best?

September 13, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Rising freight rates have made it necessary for shippers to try to save every dollar possible. Some shippers who use the freight quote tool on freightcenter.com always select the cheapest freight quote for […]

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Expert of the Month: Casey Jones, Customer Care Manager

September 6, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

In a logistics career that has spanned nearly 20 years, Casey Jones has never shied away from taking on new challenges. As Casey puts it, “People never stop moving in this industry. If you do stop, you get left behind.” Early in Casey’s career he worked directly for carriers, the companies that own the trucks […]

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6 Ways an LTL Freight Carrier is NOT Like a Parcel Service

August 30, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Most of us become familiar with shipping parcels when we send gifts to family and friends via the post office, UPS or FedEx. The first time we ship freight can be a real wake-up call, because an LTL (Less-than-TruckLoad) freight carrier and a parcel service operate very differently. We’re specifying LTL freight shipping because it’s […]

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