Oh, the trials and tribulations of the infrequent shipper. As if finding the best rates from trustworthy carriers who can deliver your shipment on time weren’t enough, you also have to package your shipment so that it arrives safely (and doesn’t make the freight terminal workers LOL when they see it).
The term parcel sometimes signifies residential, or small shipper, in the freight industry, but that kind of definition isn’t a box parcel fits neatly into. Actually, there’s more to parcel than meets the eye! We get that reevaluating your shipping habits sounds time-consuming—and time is money where freight’s concerned—but there’s a silver lining: shipping parcel alongside your less-than-truckload cargo (and vice versa!) could save you big.
Like every other aspect of running a business, shipping freight comes with a learning curve. Unfortunately, the freight shipping learning curve can be more expensive than necessary if you’re not careful. A lot of business operators will be surprised to learn about these three ways an alarmingly larger than expected shipping bill can be run up in no time.
This past year in Inbound Logistics’ market research report, researchers found that 75 percent of shippers in our industry prefer service over price. You know what that means: less isn’t more. In fact, partnerships fall through—a good 43 percent!—when a shipper’s expectations aren’t met, and as for customer service? If the budding relationship between a shipper and their third party logistics team feels like a brusque transaction rather than the begin[...]
At FreightCenter, one of our major missions is to help you save big on freight shipping. Besides helping you save every day with our heavily negotiated rates, we've learned a few tricks over the past 20 years.
Many people believe (incorrectly) that liability coverage and freight insurance are so similar that they could be twins. In reality, they’re more like cousins, which is to say they’re related, but they aren’t identical. And that becomes clear when shippers file damage claims. Recognizing what liability coverage is, as well as how freight insurance can help, will save you an aspirin and some cash in the event of freight damages.
Time for a pop quiz, team! In one of our recent blog posts, Shipping Shoptalk, we laid out lingo popular in freight industry circles, and now we’d like to revisit two and add a third to your growing repertoire. Do you remember what backhauls and headhauls are? Extra credit for those who know what a deadhead is. There’s a difference between defining a word and understanding its function, so we’re going to break them down and explain what they are.
How Are Christmas Trees Shipped? Many Christmas tree farms are located across the country in states such as Oregon, Washington, California, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Shipping real trees is a difficult task, with many carriers saying no all together. With capacity so tight, it’s important to have a company like FreightCenter on your side to find you the right equipment for the job and for an affordable rate. When it comes to Christmas tree ship[...]
For an industry that keeps the world moving, you don’t hear often enough about the fascinating aspects of freight and logistics. Most people hear “freight” and think "snooze"—but not us! At FreightCenter, we see freight as fun and want you to think the same. Here are 25 facts that’ll have you loving freight as much as us.
Cross-Border Shipping Made Simple Cross-border shipping between Canada and the US can be a complex process, as it is governed by laws and security requirements from both countries. The process is simply more detailed and lengthy – though not impossible by any means. By choosing FreightCenter – a credible, efficient, and dependable freight shipping partner – we can make border crossing seamless and timely for all parties involved.