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The Tail End of the Costly 2017 Hurricane Season

December 4, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | No Comments

A Recap of the 2017 Hurricane Season The 2017 hurricane season was an active one—and not in a good way. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate all brought massive devastation and destruction.  Areas such as Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and more, all saw what it meant to be truly devastated by a disaster. […]

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What You Should Know about Black Friday Logistics

November 21, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

The Black Friday Breakdown The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that 2017 will bring in the largest total spend on Black Friday in history—a whopping $682.0 billion. This number breaks down to an average of $967.13 per shopper. Many are hoping to score huge deals on items like TVs, tablets, and appliances, in time to […]

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How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

November 15, 2017 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under | No Comments

It’s that time of year again – temperatures are going down, holiday décor is going up, and winter is officially on its way. But that’s no reason to leave your freight out in the cold. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which would ultimately result in damage or […]

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Cold Chain Logistics Are Turning up the Heat

November 9, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

The cold chain industry is one that is always looking for ways and methods to improve efficiency, quality, and service. By looking at some of the top trends in the industry, we’re able to take a sneak peak at where the industry is headed and what advancements are to come. The Globalization of Cold Chains […]

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Final Mile Logistics Are Far from Reaching the Finish Line

November 7, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

What Are Last Mile Logistics? Despite what the name might convey, last mile (or sometimes called final mile) is not simply the final mile of the freight shipping route. Last mile delivery can range anywhere from a few blocks to 50 or even 100 miles. It all comes down to how far the package is traveling from […]

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The Air Freight Industry Is Experiencing Astronomical Growth

Of the 3.69 million Americans that will be flying to their destinations this holiday season (source: AAA) – how many are aware that their luggage might be sharing the belly of the plane with additional cargo? Regular schedules and dedicated space below the plane make commercial airlines an attractive option for couriers looking for a fast […]

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Do Furniture Logistics Really Have a Leg to Stand On?

November 2, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under , | No Comments

In a world where online retailers are booming, does it come as any surprise that the furniture industry performs twice as well as the overall economy? Growing at a rate of 6-7% year after year, the furniture industry is not going anywhere, anytime soon. Despite millennials delaying home ownership for longer than previous generations, they’re still the […]

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Gobble up These Turkey Logistics Before They’re All Gone

October 31, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | No Comments

There’s Always Something to be Thank(full) For From mashed potatoes and gravy to stuffing, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole—there are a number of elements that go into making the traditional Thanksgiving holiday dinner one we spend al year looking forward to. Whether you have your cooking down pat, or you turn to Google for […]

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This Is Why Freight Insurance Is an Absolute Must

The Breakdown on Freight Insurance Often, shippers leave the fate of their freight in the hands of chance. As experts in freight (and having seen it all) we can’t stress enough the importance of purchasing additional freight insurance for your shipment. What you may have saved in the short term by not including insurance, will […]

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Keeping up with Fashion Logistics the Smarter Way

October 24, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under , | No Comments

Supply Chain Logistics in the Ultra-Competitive Fashion Industry Fashion products have an incredibly short life cycle as retailers race to meet consumers needs in a hyper-competitive industry. Every year there are “must have” items. These items are typically determined by trends that have been set by celebrities ranging anywhere from Kylie Jenner to Kate Middleton. Often, these […]

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