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Freight Shipping To Destinations With Special Requirements

Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Freight shipping to your buyer is a commercial enterprise designed to take place from loading dock to loading dock—that is, if there’s a loading dock available upon delivery. Some delivery locations have special requirements that need more than the zip code alone, and […]

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4 Measurements of Freight Broker Effectiveness in 2018

Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker.  Here’s why. There is a capacity shortage in the freight shipping industry. Trucks and drivers are in short supply, loads take longer to deliver and the law of supply and demand has dictated that prices be raised. As a result, more […]

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Expert of the Month: Theresa Williams, LTL Sales Manager

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? Of course you have. Most of us dream about unloading our cares and taking time to enjoy life to the fullest. While most of us only dream about it, Theresa Williams has actually done it. For Theresa’s mid-life adventure (she doesn’t use the word “crisis”), […]

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Clarifying Dimensional Weight vs. Actual Weight for Shippers

July 27, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

We defined dimensional weight (also called DIM weight) in an earlier blog post on Vital Freight Measurements. It’s a good, thorough read, but might be a little too dense for the occasional or one-time shipper to grasp. This clarification should make it easy for all FreightCenter customers to understand what dimensional weight is and how […]

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How To Ship Large Items

What’s A “Large Item”? In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper. What exactly are you shipping? An ACME anvil? Maybe 14 pallets of shrink wrapped, definitely haunted dolls? Or, is it […]

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Customer Spotlight: Screen Technology Group

July 23, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Screen Technology Group, Inc. has been a leader in the woven wire cloth industry since its founding in 1988. Beginning in 2010, STG has relied exclusively on FreightCenter to handle its shipping needs. In the highly competitive freight industry, eight years is a long time, and we are grateful for STG’s business. Recently, after STG’s […]

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How To Ship A Pallet

July 17, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

What The Heck Is A Pallet? A pallet is a flat, portable platform, usually made of wood, with openings on two sides or all four for easy maneuverability by pallet jacks or forklifts. Pallets are the perfect choice for when you have an oversized item that won’t fit neatly inside of a crate. Not only […]

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3 Tips to Save You Time Managing Freight

Smallbusinesstrends.com reported earlier this year that 42 percent of small business owners spend an average of more than two hours managing each individual piece of freight they ship. That figure comes from a survey conducted by global logistics consultant FreightOS. It implies that for a small business sending out five shipments in a week, the […]

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Expert of the Month: Jamie Smith, Director of Logistics

July 5, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

This is the first in our new “Expert of the Month” series, where you’ll hear directly from a FreightCenter shipping expert. While some freight brokers view the current lack of Truckload capacity as a reason to complain about industry conditions and even to take advantage of independent truck operators, FreightCenter has taken a different approach […]

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Alert: Recent Overlength Issues and How to Handle Them

We’ve recently seen a sharp rise in the number of carriers that have reduced their overlength limits to 96” (8 feet). These carriers continue to ship items that are more than 96” in length, but they charge extra to do so. This change has become an inconvenience and an extra expense for many of our […]

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