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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 not knowing the details could affect your final accessorials will you need? These are all questions you should ha[...]

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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.

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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?

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How To Ship A Pallet

July 17, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

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.

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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 owner of that business is devoting more than 10 hours to managing freight. Chances are, at least half of th[...]

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Expert of the Month: Jamie Smith, Director of Logistics

This is the first in our new “Expert of the Month” series, where you'll hear directly from a FreightCenter shipping expert.

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5 Ways Consignors and Consignees Can Reduce Shipping Stress

June 28, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under ,

Shipping freight and stress seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are ways that consignors and consignees can work together to reduce that stress.

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 6: How Freight Insurance Works

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 5: Avoid Billing Adjustments

June 14, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under ,

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5 Questions A First-Time Freight Shipper Doesn’t Know to Ask

If you’re a first-time freight shipper—whether an individual or a company—the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight is not like calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. Freight shipping has its own rules, and they can be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t ask the right questions.

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