With all the distractions going on, you can’t blame yourself if you’ve missed the signs that future-focused technologies are progressing. In freight trucking, one of the most significant technologies being developed, tested and put on the road today is the heavy-duty electric truck.
We are all operating in a whole new environment these days. Staying stable and focusing on business continuity are undoubtedly high on most businesses list, so now, more than ever, controlling your shipping costs and getting the best freight shipping rate are vital. But where do you start?
Few things in the shipping industry are as critical as good truck driver training. Drivers must learn to handle any kind of situation they encounter, from ice storms to drunk drivers. The consequences of slow or unsuitable reactions can cost people their lives and carriers tens of thousands of dollars. Many types of training have been implemented over the years, with varying results. Now, virtual reality (VR) truck driver training is gaining traction [...]
Regardless of where you stand on the controversy over when and how the U.S. economy should “open up,” the fact is that the economy will eventually start to come around. It’s safe to say that we aren’t going to flip a switch and have the economy come back to its old form. It’s more likely that the economy will open in a phased, strategic approach. Much like many American businesses, your business needs to be prepared. Part of that preparation must incl[...]
The eight shipping best practices described below relate to anyone shipping. Every shipper has their own shipping strategy — a customized version of shipping best practice — for getting their freight picked up and delivered at a price that works for them, and with the level of service they need. The COVID-19 pandemic is making shippers reevaluate and adjust their shipping strategies, modifying them where necessary.
As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc with every facet of life in America and around the globe, small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) operators search for stability wherever they can find it. Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelte[...]
You know those 3D body scanners you go through at the airport? Well, imagine a machine that looks and operates like that, but is actually a 3D body scanner for measurements, not security. That’s the machine Human Solutions of North America has been selling and shipping for years. Their 3D body scanners are changing the way products are designed and clothing is measured. Learn more about Human Solutions of North America in today’s FreightCenter custome[...]
Like so many industries today, freight shipping is being transformed by advanced technologies. All these technologies share two goals: to make freight shipping more efficient and less expensive. In the world of freight-shipping technology, the concept of driverless freight-shipping trucks gets the lion’s share of the press, but it is still years away from being a major factor in freight shipping. Meanwhile, other technologies are currently in developm[...]
Our 2020 Freight Shipping Outlook series comes to a close with a forecast of what FreightCenter customers can expect in the new year. To keep it simple, we’ll break down the freight shipping forecast into the three most significant freight shipping pros and cons shippers could face in 2020 and how FreightCenter will help you tackle your freight shipping needs.