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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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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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The Unvarnished Truth About LTL Freight Transit Time Estimates

August 23, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

No one likes it when they book shipping and the estimated LTL freight transit time they were given turns out to be off by a day or two or more. At times like that, it’s important to remember that LTL freight transit time estimates are just that: estimates. Here are a few other points that […]

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Customer Spotlight: Visone Auto Mart Used RV Parts

August 16, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

The nation’s largest RV salvage yard, Visone Auto Mart, has counted on FreightCenter for shipping used RV parts from their home in eastern Kentucky, south of Lexington, since 2011. A 32-year-old business that also sells RVs, campers, motorhomes, work trucks and firetrucks, Visone has built a 5-star reputation for locating, testing and quickly shipping a […]

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4 Measurements of Freight Broker Effectiveness in 2018

Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker.  Here’s why. There is a capacity shortage in the freight shipping industry. Trucks and drivers are in short supply, loads take longer to deliver and the law of supply and demand has dictated that prices be raised. As a result, more […]

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Expert of the Month: Theresa Williams, LTL Sales Manager

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? Of course you have. Most of us dream about unloading our cares and taking time to enjoy life to the fullest. While most of us only dream about it, Theresa Williams has actually done it. For Theresa’s mid-life adventure (she doesn’t use the word “crisis”), […]

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