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Customer Spotlight: Screen Technology Group

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

Screen Technology Group, Inc. has been a leader in the woven wire cloth industry since its founding in 1988. Beginning in 2010, STG has relied exclusively on FreightCenter to handle its shipping needs. In the highly competitive freight industry, eight years is a long time, and we are grateful for STG’s business. Recently, after STG’s […]

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3 Tips to Save You Time Managing Freight

Smallbusinesstrends.com reported earlier this year that 42 percent of small business owners spend an average of more than two hours managing each individual piece of freight they ship. That figure comes from a survey conducted by global logistics consultant FreightOS. It implies that for a small business sending out five shipments in a week, the […]

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Expert of the Month: Jamie Smith, Director of Logistics

July 5, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

This is the first in our new “Expert of the Month” series, where you’ll hear directly from a FreightCenter shipping expert. While some freight brokers view the current lack of Truckload capacity as a reason to complain about industry conditions and even to take advantage of independent truck operators, FreightCenter has taken a different approach […]

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Alert: Recent Overlength Issues and How to Handle Them

We’ve recently seen a sharp rise in the number of carriers that have reduced their overlength limits to 96” (8 feet). These carriers continue to ship items that are more than 96” in length, but they charge extra to do so. This change has become an inconvenience and an extra expense for many of our […]

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5 Ways Consignors and Consignees Can Reduce Shipping Stress

Shipping freight and stress seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are ways that consignors and consignees can work together to reduce that stress. If you are not familiar with the terms consignor and consignee, it’s easiest to think of them this way. The consignor is the shipper, the person or entity that sends the shipment […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 5: Avoid Billing Adjustments

So far in our series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, we’ve dug deep into ways that you can improve your shipping success and become a happier shipper by paying closer attention to weights and measures, freight class and packaging.  These three areas are usually where the trouble lies when freight shipping goes awry and costly billing […]

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FreightCenter Goes Bananas – 3:20 of Truly “Unique” Video

June 11, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

In preparation for our 20th Birthday celebration, FreightCenter thought it would be a good idea to put out the call for videos about FreightCenter. We’re still not sure how good an idea that was, but we wanted to share with you six videos from all the entries that we thought you would enjoy. Some are […]

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The Art of Making LTL Freight Shipping Look Simple

May 31, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

For FreightCenter customers, LTL freight shipping should be simple. Get your instant quotes, choose the carrier you want, and presto, that’s it! And that’s how simple we want the shipping process to be for our shippers. But a lot of work goes into making freight shipping look that easy, and as hard as we work […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 3: Getting Freight Class Right

In this, the third in our series of Keys to Shipping Happiness blog posts, you’ll learn how to get your freight class right and avoid ever having to get a billing adjustment for freight class. Freight class is a very straightforward concept. By standardizing the classification of freight on a scale of 18 classes between […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 2: Vital Freight Measurements

One of the main reasons we decided to create this series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, was to help relieve our LTL freight shipping customers of billing adjustments, as much as possible. We’d love to make billing adjustments disappear entirely, but that’s a lot to ask of a six-part blog series. Vital freight measurements earns a spot […]

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