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8 Holiday Shipping Tips For Retailers

October 24, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under ,

Get the jump on the holidays. Ship early.

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Independent 3PL: 3 Hidden Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

October 4, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under ,

Every FreightCenter customer has their own reason(s) for scheduling their freight and parcel shipments through FreightCenter. Most of those reasons are related to one or more of the following:

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Freight Shipping Basics

Freight shipping, by definition, is the movement of bulk cargo from one location to another, whether it’s by truck, rail, air, or sea. The importance of the freight industry cannot be understated. In fact, The American Trucking Associations’ American Trucking Trends 2018 found that the trucking industry alone generated $700.1 billion in revenue, or 79.3% of the U.S.’s freight bill, cementing its place of importance in the U.S. economy.

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Glider Kit Controversy Pits Businesses Against Environment

In 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, put emissions standards in place to control the diffusion of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from heavy duty trucks. The trucking industry soon realized a potential workaround for these regulations: glider kits.

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The International Shipper's Checklist Part 4: Insurance

April 11, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

Welcome to our last installment of The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you’ve got a leg up in the international shipping game, it’s time that you know how to protect your assets. Whether you’re an old hand or a new hat, you understand that shipping is going to open you up to potential loss. It happens with nationally shipped freight, and that risk only increases when you decide to go international. Make sure you’re protected against the he[...]

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The International Shipper's Checklist Part 3: Paperwork & Time Frame

April 5, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

Welcome back to The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you know which way the wind blows when it comes to shippability and packaging, and have made a first mate of your customs broker, it’s time to coordinate a schedule and prep your paperwork. Since there’s so much overlap between these two steps we decided to put them together.

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 2: Customs Brokers

April 2, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

If it’s your first time plunging into the wild waters of the global market, it’s good to have a lifesaver to keep you afloat. Importing and exporting comes with a mind-bogglingly long list of rules, so we are back to sketch out the parameters of international shipping. In Look up ports and customs brokers. You can seek brokers out through the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America as well. Before you settle on anyone, make ce[...]

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The International Shipper's Checklist: Part 1

March 2, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

Part 1: Shippability & Packaging Shipping freight can be tricky business, and when you decide to ship cargo internationally the process can make you feel like you’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way. And yet, expanding your shipping capabilities across the pond and beyond is a great way to grow your business. We want to make sure shipping is a breeze, which is why we’ve put a short series together so you’ll be better prepared for the jou[...]

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How to save 75% on Parcel Shipping Starting Today

February 26, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under ,

The term parcel sometimes signifies residential, or small shipper, in the freight industry, but that kind of definition isn’t a box parcel fits neatly into. Actually, there’s more to parcel than meets the eye! We get that reevaluating your shipping habits sounds time-consuming—and time is money where freight’s concerned—but there’s a silver lining: shipping parcel alongside your less-than-truckload cargo (and vice versa!) could save you big.

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A Trucking Term Trio: Headhaul, Backhaul, and Deadhead

February 5, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

Time for a pop quiz, team! In one of our recent blog posts, we laid out lingo popular in freight industry circles, and now we’d like to revisit two and add a third to your growing repertoire. Do you remember what backhauls and headhauls are? Extra credit for those who know what a deadhead is. There’s a difference between defining a word and understanding its function, so we’re going to break them down and explain what they are.

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