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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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How To Ship A Single Piece Of Furniture

August 28, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under ,

Trying to ship a single piece of furniture has the capacity to be two things: a headache, or a piece of cake. At FreightCenter we prefer cake. There are several different approaches you can take to getting your loveseat across the country or over state lines, from packaging it correctly, to choosing the right carrier and shipping method. The sooner your couch is shipped, the sooner you can sit back and rest easy!

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How To Ship Large Items

What’s A “Large Item”? In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper. What exactly are you shipping?

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How To Ship A Pallet

July 17, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

What The Heck Is A Pallet? A pallet is a flat, portable platform, usually made of wood, with openings on two sides or all four for easy maneuverability by pallet jacks or forklifts.

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 6: How Freight Insurance Works

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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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Make Your Supply Chain 20 Times Greener

Earth Day is Sunday and we're trying harder than ever to retrace our carbon footprints so we can learn to do better. The U.S. logistics industry is a tremendously important part of the economy. Consumer demand means freight is always on the move, and that, naturally, leads to more energy demand and fuel consumption.

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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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