Freight shipping has a lot of moving parts, and getting the paperwork done correctly should not be an issue for anyone! Two critical freight documents play an instrumental role no matter what you ship: The Bill of Lading and the Proof of Delivery. We’ll compare Proof of Delivery vs. Bill of Lading and the key facts you need to know about each.
Shipping between Canada and the U.S. can be a complex process, as both countries have laws and security requirements. It's not difficult; the process is just more detailed and lengthy – though not impossible by any means. We'll walk you through how to make cross-border freight shipping secure and seamless.
What exactly causes a capacity crunch and the difficulty in booking shipments? From labor shortages and increases in consumer online shopping to seasonal peak shipping periods, capacity crunches hold all the economic ingredients to whip up a shipping headache. Let’s go over what a capacity crunch is, how they happen, and how a shipping capacity crunch impacts your business.
When it comes to packaging your freight, there are 3 common problems that many shippers face; possible damage during transit, your shipment damages another shipment in transit, or the pickup of your shipment is refused because of poor packaging. Freight packaging honestly isn’t that difficult, you just need to learn a little bit about freight packaging basics and apply common sense. Without this, you run the risk of your shipment being featured in a c[...]
Whether you’re new to LTL freight shipping or just looking to expand your supply chain’s carrier reach, getting the right type of LTL carrier and knowing how and when to use them is important. And not all carriers are the same! We’re guiding you through the different types of LTL carriers and when to use them so you can optimize your supply chain.
In a world where supply chains run everything, knowing how to manage risk in the small business supply chain is crucial. There are many moving parts to any business, and there are several risk factors you might be facing every day. The same applies to managing your supply chain and knowing how to manage risk in the small business supply chain will set you up for success in the long run. We’re diving into the world of supply chain risk management and h[...]
What is freight class and what role does it play in the shipping process? Believe it or not, even the most experienced shippers often struggle with freight class, and it could end up costing you an unnecessary billing adjustment in the end. So, what is freight class? And how can you find your shipment’s correct freight class and avoid surprise invoice adjustment? Let’s dive in.
In this tight freight market, it can seem daunting to be efficient, streamline the process and find the best freight rates and proper solutions for your freight strategy. But there are steps you can take to optimize your supply chain to get the most out of your shipping budget. Below we talk about how to optimize your supply chain, so your business operates like a well-oiled machine.
Ever signed off on a shipment, opened it later, and found damage? That’s concealed damage. Here’s how this typically happens: you received a shipment, and you made sure to carefully look for signs of damage to the packaging. After not seeing any signs of visible freight damage, you signed the carrier’s proof of delivery (POD) form as all clear. However, once you unwrapped your shipment, you find that the cargo inside is damaged. Of all the frustration[...]
Small business operators everywhere are always looking for ways to save money, stay within budget and improve customer satisfaction. One way to save dollars on shipping is by incorporating freight consolidation into your shipping strategy. Freight consolidation provides you and your business with more flexibility, which makes freight shipping easier. But what exactly is freight consolidation and the advantages of freight consolidation for small busine[...]