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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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5 Questions A First-Time Freight Shipper Doesn’t Know to Ask

If you’re a first-time freight shipper—whether an individual or a company—the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight is not like calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. Freight shipping has its own rules, and they can be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 1: The LTL Shipper’s Checklist

At FreightCenter, we believe that a successful LTL shipper (Less-than-Truckload) is a happy shipper. So, we’ve put together a blog series called Keys to Shipping Happiness. The first of the series is a simple checklist that should steer you toward LTL shipping success, and away from common shipping disappointments that sometimes lead to costly billing […]

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A Freight Trucking Disaster Flick or Disaster in the Making?

May 10, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Full disclosure: This blog post is pure speculation about what could happen in a freight-trucking mashup in which a hacker takes over a self-driving vehicle. There is no evidence (yet) that a disaster like the one described here is currently in the making. But there are three aspects of this mashup that could make one […]

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Freight Shipping Costs Can’t Buck Market’s Perfect Storm

May 3, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

The 2000 movie The Perfect Storm is based on the true story of men and women braving life at sea at a time when three major storms converged to form “the perfect storm.” Now, three critical market factors in the freight shipping industry have formed a perfect storm of supply and demand, raising freight shipping […]

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Behind the Scenes: An LTL Freight Agent’s Day at FreightCenter

April 26, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Ever wonder how the LTL freight shipping experts at FreightCenter are able to answer your questions so quickly and accurately? After all, FreightCenter has contractual relationships with nearly 100 LTL freight carriers, each with its own shipping lanes and rules. How can LTL freight agents keep all that info in their heads? The answer to […]

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Weight, Weight… Don’t Tell Me!

April 19, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

We lie about our weight all the time, and everyone forgives us for doing so because they do it, too. Freight is not so forgiving. Getting the right weight is important. Yet many shippers have tried just about everything else. Wouldn’t it be nice? Over the years, numerous attempts have been made to help shippers […]

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