Have you ever heard the phrase “specialized freight services” and wondered what in the world that meant? Basically, specialized freight is defined as any cargo that can’t be packaged and placed inside a basic truck trailer, including products that fall under regulatory guidelines or have specific shipping requirements. That means your cargo might need specialized freight services in order to ship it safely and securely. So, what are specialized freigh[...]
What’s the best way to go about choosing a 3PL? When it comes to meeting the expectations of your customers and making sure your products are getting from point A to point B without a hitch, don’t risk it by working with just any 3PL. There are a lot of options to choose from, and it’s not a process to be taken lightly or something you want to take a shortcut on. Do your research to find the right fit, look for a provider that will meet your specific [...]
Freight modes? What is that?! Freight modes are simply the different freight shipping transportation options available to you. Figuring out what type of freight transportation method is best for your shipment doesn’t have to make your head spin. Find out what the most common freight modes are and when you might choose them for your shipping needs.
Budget, ugh, sometimes just saying the word makes people cringe. Even though most of us don’t like talking about or even developing a budget, it’s a necessity. Budgeting and money management are critical for businesses of all sizes and setting a shipping budget shouldn’t be overlooked. But don’t dread the budgeting process because it doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out these small business budgeting tips for a better supply chain to get you starte[...]
As a small business shipper, you know the importance of packaging your cargo properly. You go out of your way to make sure your products are packed, palleted, crated or boxed to get from point A to point B without a hitch. With many business owners and customers trying to lessen their carbon footprints, using sustainable packaging is becoming more common, and in some cases, it is becoming more efficient. Getting started with sustainable packaging migh[...]
While less-than-truckload or LTL shipping can accommodate a lot of shippers’ needs, it might not match your shipping needs. If your freight is large or oversized, exceeds 5,000 to 10,000 pounds (depending on commodity), requires the full trailer space, needs climate control, refrigeration or special equipment, such as flatbeds, you may need full truckload shipping. Truckload shipping is best for small to medium-sized businesses that are moving large s[...]
The New Year has finally arrived, and we certainly learned a lot from the challenges of last year. Don’t let the supply chain and business shipping issues you had in 2020 weigh you down in 2021. We’re counting down the top 8 shipping faux pas to avoid in 2021, so you can get started off on the right foot when it comes to your shipping strategy!
Small to medium-sized business owners that ship perishable food or other temperature-sensitive products have a unique challenge on their hands—making sure their cargo stays safe and at the right temperature during transit. From food to beverages to medications and more, if your business ships perishable items, then you need these simple tips for how to ship perishable food and other items!
My New Year’s resolution is shipping delays, said nobody ever. Shipping delays are arguably one of the most frustrating issues shippers can run into during the shipping process. From shipping during peak season to increased shipping due to COVID-19 to weather-related problems, if you have a time sensitive shipment, you need to know about shipping delays, their common causes and how to avoid them. Let’s dive in!
In the freight shipping and logistics industry, there are different seasons, so to speak. Fluctuations in the truckload market happen throughout the year based on seasonal demand, capacity etc., and in turn, impacts rates and the different options available to truckload shippers. Understanding truckload shipping seasons can help you optimize your supply chain and plan ahead for busier months when capacity is tighter. We cover the what and when of truc[...]