BlogCenter

Customer Spotlight: The Deer Bong

November 13, 2018 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under , | No Comments

We love when our customers share their startup story with us. And when that story happens to be hilarious and inspiring, we can’t help but tell it to everyone we know. Meet Chris Weiland, the entrepreneur and funnyman behind The Deer Bong™. If you love the great outdoors and indulging in the fastest way to […]

Read More >

8 Holiday Shipping Tips For Retailers

Get the jump on the holidays. Ship early. We know you’re still carving monsters into your pumpkins, but the retail and logistics industries have shucked their Halloween costumes and are battening down the hatches in preparation for the holiday shopping season. Sales during 2017’s holiday season exceeded projections with 1.1 billion packages moved by UPS […]

Read More >

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

eBay is a great platform to start a small business on by offering virtual auction space that exposes you to a world of bidders, but making the transition from shipping parcel to learning how to ship large items on eBay can feel overwhelming. Luckily, FreightCenter has some tips and tricks for listing your large items, […]

Read More >

Understanding Your NMFC Code

We’ve discussed some about what goes into calculating freight costs, and freight class is one aspect that will be especially important for less-than-truckload (or LTL) shippers. These codes are pretty straight forward, but even a small mistake can lead to a big billing adjustment.   …But What Is An NMFC Code? LTL shipments are assigned […]

Read More >

Independent 3PL: 3 Hidden Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

Every FreightCenter customer has their own reason(s) for scheduling their freight and parcel shipments through FreightCenter. Most of those reasons are related to one or more of the following: Low shipping rates Knowledgeable and helpful agents (National Account Managers) Ease of getting a quote online Ability to speak directly with an agent by phone There […]

Read More >

Save the Packaging, Save the World

September 27, 2018 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under | No Comments

Eight Packaging Ideas that Save the Planet and Your Wallet Supply chains are feeling the pressure to adopt sustainable practices and they’re starting with how products are packaged for transport. Product packaging says a lot about a brand. It’s a thoughtful way for a brand to differentiate itself from other brands. Apple packaging, for example, […]

Read More >

Freight Shipping Basics

Freight shipping, by definition, is the movement of bulk cargo from one location to another, whether it’s by truck, rail, air, or sea. The importance of the freight industry cannot be understated. In fact, The American Trucking Associations’ American Trucking Trends 2018 found that the trucking industry alone generated $700.1 billion in revenue, or 79.3% […]

Read More >

Customer Spotlight: CT Darnell/Sunbelt Rack Design & Build

September 17, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

CT Darnell Construction and Sunbelt Rack are sister companies with a bit of a twist. Sunbelt Rack has been serving the LBM (lumber and building materials) industry for more than 30 years, providing more rack systems and pre-engineered steel buildings in more lumberyards in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean than any other supplier. […]

Read More >

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best?

September 13, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Rising freight rates have made it necessary for shippers to try to save every dollar possible. Some shippers who use the freight quote tool on freightcenter.com always select the cheapest freight quote for […]

Read More >

How To Get An LTL Freight Quote

September 11, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under , | No Comments

Getting an LTL freight quote is an easy endeavor when you use FreightCenter’s instant freight quote tool, but before you go plugging all your information in, let us walk you through the process. There are several factors that play into figuring LTL freight quotes, and understanding them will pull a more accurate quote. The Beginner’s […]

Read More >

Let's Get Started

Compare Shipping Rates in an Instant

Get My Freight Quotes