If you’re planning to ship perishable cargo, such as food, flowers, medications or other temperature-sensitive items, then you’ll be needing temperature-controlled or refrigerated shipping services. Temperature-controlled shipping simply means that the items you’re shipping are very sensitive to the climate and could be damaged easily if the climate isn’t controlled properly. You want to be sure you understand the temperature needs of your freight bef[...]
While less than truckload (LTL) shipping is the most common shipping method in the freight world, there are a variety of other shipping methods to consider and choose from. Another common mode is full truckload where the cargo being shipped requires the full use of the truck trailer. Generally speaking, LTL shipping is great for shipping cargo that is too large for parcel but doesn’t require the use of an entire tractor trailer. But did you know there[...]
Delivery process issues can occur at any stage in the shipping process. Supply chain managers, small business owners and customers alike all dread when things don’t go right in the delivery process. And with large companies offering shorter and shorter delivery times, alleviating delivery process issues helps small businesses keep up with consumer demand. To help you manage delivery process issues and meet the expectations of your customers, we dive i[...]
If you’re are a small to medium-sized business owner or manager who is short on time and looking for ways to decrease your freight spend, make your customers happy, reduce transit times and improve your overall shipping strategy – we’ve got the solution! Depending on the type, size or amount of freight you’re shipping, the advantages of full truckload freight shipping could be exactly what you need.
2020 will undoubtedly go down in the history books – and it’s not over yet. We are rolling right on into hurricane season, and the 2020 hurricane season is predicted to be very active. It’s a different kind of disruption because we can see when a hurricane is coming as opposed to a pandemic that no one could have predicted. As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s important to have a plan, including a disaster r[...]
Shipping across borders can be confusing, tedious and time consuming, especially when you’re running your own business. And with new government policies now in place and often changing, it’s more important than ever to understand how these changes could affect your business and your shipping strategy. We dive into the details about what shippers need to know about the new NAFTA (now known as the USMCA) here.
2020 really is a year unlike anything we have seen or experienced, and as market conditions fluctuate in less than truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) shipping, it can be hard for business owners or operators to keep up with changes. The freight industry market conditions change for a variety of reasons, such as economic situations, legal regulations, driver shortages, capacity issues, sudden public health emergencies, weather conditions, seasonality a[...]
From weather-related disasters to cyber-attacks to pandemics, there are many types of disruptions and challenges your business could face at any moment. While it is hard to plan for all possible scenarios, one thing we have learned from recent events is that it is extremely important to have plans and a strategy in place to mitigate disruptions to your business and shipping needs. A disaster recovery plan is designed to figure out how to restore busin[...]
Just how important is packaging in the world of freight shipping? Freight packaging is such a big subject that the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) conducts a 3-part webinar series on the subject twice a year. Each module is 1.5 hours long and the cost to participate is more than $200 per attendee. While we won't attempt to include all the material in that NMFTA webinar series, we’re going to provide you with practical freight packag[...]