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.
The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) recently published its annual Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2019. From ATRI’s top 10 list of critical issues, FreightCenter has identified four issues on the list that should be of particular interest to our customers. Of those four, we’ve dedicated one article to an in-depth discussion of Hours of Service (HOS) rules. In addition to being restrictive in the name of safety, the rules can a[...]
Every year, it seems like the freight shipping industry changes. As a shipper or small business owner, you might wonder what freight industry issues could affect your shipping demands. We’re here to help. The American Transportation Research Institute’s “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry — 2019” is a 30-page report based on responses from 2,119 industry stakeholders to its annual survey. Since trucking issues affect our freight shipping custom[...]
When it comes to LTL freight shipping, there are many factors that can change your estimated freight transit time. Nobody likes booking a shipment and the estimated LTL freight transit time they were given ultimately turns out to be off by a day or two. Understanding some of the most common reasons why your LTL freight transit time estimate might increase keeps your supply chain running smoothly.