COVID-19 seems to have taken over the narrative of most everyone’s daily life. Phrases like “shelter in place” and “toilet paper shortage” are now commonplace, and there are more people staying indoors than ever before. While introverts rejoice and those working-from-home get to save on gas, self-quarantining can bring a sense of alienation or even boredom. We’ve put together a few ideas and ways to keep you from going stir crazy during these unusual [...]
Tired of all the depressing and seemingly unending stream of sad news? We are, too, so we searched the web to find some good news to share with you. Even during unprecedented times such as this COVID-19 situation, it’s important to look for the helpers in society. As a nation, we have come together (while practicing social distancing, of course) to lend a helping hand to each other. Check out these 3 ways we have come together to jump start your weeke[...]
Shippers everywhere rely on their freight broker to get them the solutions they need and to help them reach their goals. But how do you measure freight broker effectiveness? How do you know the freight broker you’re currently working with is the right one for you? We break it all down for you with 10 ways to measure freight broker effectiveness, so you can make sure your shipping department is getting all the necessary support it needs.
As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc with every facet of life in America and around the globe, small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) operators search for stability wherever they can find it. Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelte[...]
To our valued customers -- In light of the current situation, we wanted to reach out and share our plan for continuing to help you find the shipping solutions you need during these uncertain times. FreightCenter is ready and committed to helping you avoid disruptions that may impact you or your business. In addition, you can stay up-to-date and find helpful resources regarding COVID-19 by visiting our COVID-19 resources page.
You know those 3D body scanners you go through at the airport? Well, imagine a machine that looks and operates like that, but is actually a 3D body scanner for measurements, not security. That’s the machine Human Solutions of North America has been selling and shipping for years. Their 3D body scanners are changing the way products are designed and clothing is measured. Learn more about Human Solutions of North America in today’s FreightCenter custome[...]
There are two common freight services that you’ve probably heard of. They are full truckload (TL) shipping and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. What are the differences between the two and how do you know which one you’ll be needing to fill out a freight quote for? They may be similar on the surface, but there are more differences between the two than you may think. Learn the difference between full truckload vs less-than-truckload and how it could[...]
Nobody wants their freight damaged or lost during transit. Shippers need reliable shipping options when sending their cargo from point A to point B. Discover a few easy ways to avoid freight damage and loss claims and get peace of mind knowing your shipment will be safe during the entire shipping process.
Controlling and managing freight spend is a huge part of your business. Freight shipping is complex, and shippers like you may have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions is what factors affect LTL freight rates? Knowing the answer to this question allows you to develop a better strategy and helps save you and your team time and money. We’re going to dive into what factors affect LTL freight rate so you can control your costs when shippi[...]
Freight shipping often involves using pallets. They help to protect your shipment, improve efficiency and maximize trailer space. While pallets can be custom made, there is a standard pallet size and weight. Knowing this information can help you ship your items as well as get a quote. So, what is standard pallet size and weight? Discover the facts below.