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Do You Need Insurance for Full or Partial Truckload Freight Shipping?

Truckload Freight Should Be Covered by Cargo Insurance Shippers are learning that full or partial truckload shipping has several advantages, including: Fewer shipments (if any) from other carriers on board More direct routes from pickup to delivery saves time No worries about freight class, measurements and similar LTL concerns While experienced shippers may consider purchasing […]

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Customer Spotlight: Integrity Electric

Integrity Electric is a national seller of electrical & industrial equipment based out of Indianapolis, IN. Founded in 2011, Integrity removes electrical equipment from commercial buildings and then cleans, repairs and sells it. Removing and repurposing the equipment helps avoid tossing it in a landfill.  It’s a win-win for everyone. As a result of their […]

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Farm-to-Table: How to Safely Transport Food so it Stays Fresh

1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year globally, which equates to $1 trillion wasted US dollars. How you safely transport your perishable, temperature controlled items is vital so that it stays fresh. As the harvest season ramps up, those in the food industry face several challenges in keeping food safe. Ensuring its quality […]

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Nationwide CVSA Roadcheck will delay some shipping

June 5, 2019 | By Cindi Demaree | No Comments

Possible Truckload Shipping Delays On June 4-6th, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its annual Roadcheck. You may experience shipping delays due to time-consuming 37-point inspections. Also, some drivers may take these days off, which could lead to a lack of capacity. Full Truckload and Partial Truckload shipments will feel the greatest […]

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2 Surprises SMB Shippers Need to Avoid in Q3 & Q4 of 2019

June 4, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Shipping freight is never boring, there is always something ahead that makes you sit up and take notice. Let’s take a look at what’s looming on the horizon for SMB shippers in 2019 so you won’t be surprised or negatively impacted when changes happen. 1. Trucks may not be where you need them. National freight […]

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How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

We aren’t fortune tellers at FreightCenter, but we have been in the logistics business long enough to predict what you’re about to ask: How much is the cost of freight to (insert destination)? Fortunately, we have the answers you seek! Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as 1, 2, 3. But don’t worry, you’re in luck. […]

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What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

May 30, 2019 | By FreightCenter Team | Under , | No Comments

2017 went down on record as one of the costliest years for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages. Last year, Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on coastal towns, disrupting the supply chain and leaving close to total destruction. Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. economy. […]

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Improve SMB Shipping Efficiency by Partnering with One 3PL

Small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) may find themselves spending hours searching for the lowest price possible. Unfortunately, the time spent searching is often wasted because the results only produce minimally cheaper options.  The better path to savings is to be more efficient. Streamline & optimize with one partner SMB’s can optimize their shipping and become […]

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Small Business Owners: Are You Paying for the Right Shipping Service?

Did you know that freight shipping costs more for residential service than for commercial service? The difference between the two isn’t as clear as you may think. Let’s take a look at the differences, starting with some basic processes in the shipping world. Most freight shipping isn’t done by one truck. In fact, almost all freight […]

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What is Standard Pallet Size and Weight?

February 5, 2019 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

Freight shipping often involves using pallets. They help to protect your goods, improve efficiency and maximize trailer space. While pallets can be custom made, there is a standard pallet size and weight. Knowing this information can help you ship your items as well as get a quote. Pallet Dimensions There are three common pallet sizes: […]

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