The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) recently published its annual Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2019. From ATRI’s top 10 list of critical issues, FreightCenter has identified four issues on the list that should be of particular interest to our customers. Of those four, we’ve dedicated one article to an in-depth discussion of Hours of Service (HOS) rules. In addition to being restrictive in the name of safety, the rules can a[...]
Whether you have freight to ship or are hauling freight for someone, it’s important to know some of the common industry terms. However, it can be hard to keep track of them all. We’re here to help clear up any confusion around some of the most confusing but common trucking terms: deadhead, backhaul, and headhaul.
Temperatures are going down, and winter is officially here. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which could result in damage or loss. Don’t let the cold hurt your freight and bottom line. Check out how to protect shipments from freezing temperatures below.
Every year, it seems like the freight shipping industry changes. As a shipper or small business owner, you might wonder what freight industry issues could affect your shipping demands. We’re here to help. The American Transportation Research Institute’s “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry — 2019” is a 30-page report based on responses from 2,119 industry stakeholders to its annual survey. Since trucking issues affect our freight shipping custom[...]
There’s a lot to keep track of when managing a small business. It’s easy to overlook something in your shipping protocol or make a mistake in the logistics process. But these mistakes can be costly and negatively impact budgets and relationships with clients. Understanding and recognizing some of the most common small business shipping mistakes can help you avoid them and optimize your supply chain. Below are a few small business shipping mistakes and[...]
When it comes to LTL freight shipping, there are many factors that can change your estimated freight transit time. Nobody likes booking a shipment and the estimated LTL freight transit time they were given ultimately turns out to be off by a day or two. Understanding some of the most common reasons why your LTL freight transit time estimate might increase keeps your supply chain running smoothly.
If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow.
The freight shipping industry changes throughout the year. Whether it is shifting economic market conditions like supply and demand or seasonal weather patterns impacting how shipping companies get moving, your supply chain will need to adapt to whatever comes its way as the year goes on. Luckily, we’re here to provide some insight on what to expect for each of the four seasons of freight shipping.
The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew.
Small businesses are no strangers to the fact that every dollar counts. Supply chains everywhere need to be aware of how to save money while still running smoothly. But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game.