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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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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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Glider Kit Controversy Pits Businesses Against Environment

In 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, put emissions standards in place to control the diffusion of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from heavy duty trucks. The trucking industry soon realized a potential workaround for these regulations: glider kits.

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The International Shipper's Checklist Part 4: Insurance

April 11, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under

Welcome to our last installment of The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you’ve got a leg up in the international shipping game, it’s time that you know how to protect your assets. Whether you’re an old hand or a new hat, you understand that shipping is going to open you up to potential loss. It happens with nationally shipped freight, and that risk only increases when you decide to go international. Make sure you’re protected against the he[...]

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Trade Show Shipping Savings & Service Secrets

Many companies that exhibit in trade shows turn the entire event over to their marketing or sales department. Of all their priorities, the cost of trade show shipping seldom makes the list. The top three priorities usually consist of the following:

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