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Looking for an Internship in the Transportation Industry?

FreightCenter may be the answer! We interviewed Lucas Bendus who’s been with the company for six months on a transportation internship to get a glimpse into life as a FreightCenter intern. Read on to learn what it’s like to intern for an award-winning logistics company. What are your duties as an IT intern at FreightCenter? […]

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The TPM: What You Need to Know

May 5, 2016 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

We already know that the U.S. trucking industry is under constant pressure from new government agencies, new or modified regulations, changing tax structures and increased competition. It’s also important to understand the affects these things have on another sector of the transportation industry: international freight shipping. At the 16th Annual Journal of Commerce’s Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) Conference many […]

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Online Retailers: Top 5 Benefits of Using a 3PL to Manage Logistics

If you thought 2015 was a busy year for your online business, you’re not alone. According to the Quarterly E-Commerce Report, e-commerce sales continued their steady climb making up 7.5% of retail sales by the end of 2015. Compare these figures to the end of 2003 when online sales made up only 1.8% of all […]

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6 Reasons to Clean Up Your Supply Chain Now

As logistics and supply chain professionals, our decisions directly impact the environment on a daily basis. While more businesses, both large and small, are doing their part to make their supply chain “green” and to eliminate questionable practices, there is still room for improvement. Taking steps to clean up supply chains are critical not only […]

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Freight Shipping Season Begins

March 31, 2016 | By FreightCenter Team | Under , | No Comments

January to March is notoriously slow for the transportation industry. But, as soon as the snow starts melting things start to kick back into gear. While FreightCenter is headquartered in sunny Florida where we don’t have to worry about such things as snow…or winter, we do provide freight shipping services to customers nationwide. That means we welcome […]

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Ship up to 1,200 Pounds in our FedEx Freight Box

March 30, 2016 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

Did you know that you can order a FedEx freight box online, and they’ll deliver them to your door? I’m sure you do. But, what you probably don’t know is that FedEx Freight now offers the Freight Box for larger shipments. Since FedEx Freight is one of our trusted carriers, we wanted to fill you […]

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What Really Is the Best Location to Ship Your Freight From?

When it comes to freight, no pick up or drop off location is created equal. While some locations are optimal for getting a freight truck in and out of, other’s pose more of a challenge, and some are outright impossible. Here are some of the most common locations for picking up and dropping off freight—and […]

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5 Common Billing Adjustments How to Avoid Them

Supply chain operation relies heavily on transportation. Effective transportation management can lead to a well-structured supply chain and reduce operational costs. Freight transportation comes with many challenges, though. One of the biggest challenges is complying with the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC). Noncompliance can results in a number of billing adjustments that will cost you […]

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2016 Transportation Industry Outlook

Growing presence of 3PLs 2016 will be a big year for many 3rd party logistic companies. Up until recently, “cutting-edge” and logistics weren’t two words you would normally see together. Shipping freight is becoming more streamlined with every passing year. Consumers can expect booking freight to be much like picking a flight or booking a […]

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11 KPI’S to Measure Your Carrier Performance

When working with a 3PL, measure carrier performance in order to identify opportunities for improvement. Keep these 11 key performance indicators (KPIs) in mind to ensure this year’s logistics operations are successful. 1. Routing Guide Compliance: Routing guide compliance increases productivity by eliminating time-consuming or financially costly mistakes in the supply chain. Make sure your […]

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