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[...]
The logistics and freight shipping world stay busy. While certain times of the year might be busier than others, the shipping industry keeps the pace rolling all year long. Our focus is to connect shippers with the best-of-the-best carriers. Building and strengthening the relationships with our carriers helps us to provide excellent service for our customers.
As a small or medium sized business owner or manager, controlling your company’s freight spend and managing expenses are some of your top priorities. You want to deliver the best product and experience to your customers at the best price for you. That includes getting affordable shipping rates when it’s time to ship. We will show you what you need to know about shipping costs so you can make better decisions when it comes to your shipping options. You[...]
As a small business owner or manager, you know how much time it takes to manage your freight shipments along with all the other things it takes to successfully run your business. Whether your business is B2B or B2C, the demands from both sectors for fast delivery are increasing. This demand is putting additional pressure on small businesses to be more efficient.
Who doesn’t love donuts? While they may not be the most nutritious food item, they can brighten your day. And when it comes to making fun happen during COVID-19 social distancing, this grandpa got it right thanks to donuts! Check out his innovative way he’s making his grandkids’ day.
This is a special post for us! We’re highlighting how one of our own FreightCenter team member’s family is celebrating their graduating high school senior in a fun, cool way. Just like many other families, people are trying to find creative ways to celebrate milestones while social distancing. Events like birthdays, wedding and baby showers, graduation celebrations and more are being held virtually or in other innovative ways. Instead of gathering tog[...]
There have been a lot of ups and downs lately while everyone tries to navigate the current situation. However, even during COVID-19, there is no shortage of good news. This week’s Feel Good Friday is about how people continue to lend a helping hand to each other and to those on the frontlines fulfilling their duties and job roles. Check out what types of relief for essential workers are being donated and made available across the nation.