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What Factors Affect LTL Freight Rate?

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[...]

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What Is Standard Pallet Size and Weight?

March 5, 2020 | By Phoebe Brown | Under

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.

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Improve SMB Shipping Efficiency by Partnering with One 3PL

March 3, 2020 | By Phoebe Brown | Under , ,

When you’re running a small to medium-sized business (SMB), you know how important it is to maximize your time and money. You may find yourself spending hours searching for the lowest possible price on a variety of items, such as materials, equipment and shipping solutions. This can be especially true when you’re trying to find the right small business shipping solutions for you. Unfortunately, the time spent searching is often wasted because the resu[...]

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A Better Way to Package Freight With You Crate

What separates the good third-party logistics (3PL) companies out there from the great ones isn’t just their ability to connect shippers with the right shipping solutions. It’s about leveraging their amazing network of shipping partners and passing on the benefits of these partnership to their customers. One area that is extremely important in the process is freight packaging. At FreightCenter, we were lucky and excited to have our partner Jeff Banion[...]

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5 Ways an LTL Freight Carrier Is Not Like a Parcel Service

February 25, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under ,

Going from parcel shipping to freight shipping for the first time may seem intimidating. Although you might be familiar with the standard practices of parcel shipping, your business could benefit from moving to less-than-truckload or LTL shipping. In general, parcel shipping is best for freight that is 150 pounds or less, fits in a smaller package and can be lifted without assistance. LTL shipping is best for freight that is over 150 pounds, is bulky [...]

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How to Figure Out the Cost of Freight Shipping

February 20, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

There’s one question every shipper, manager of a supply chain or small business owner asks during the shipping process. That question sounds something like: “How much is this going to cost?”

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FreightCenter Employees Donate to Australia Relief Effort

February 18, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under

The infamous Australia wildfires have caused great devastation to the country’s terrain and wildlife. There’s been countless lives impacted, properties destroyed and approximately 480 million animals killed since the fires started in September 2019. The cultural wildlife icons of Australia, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats, and native birds, have all been impacted the most. Heartbroken people and organizations all over the world have be[...]

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How Freight Billing Works

February 13, 2020 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under ,

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. It might sound like a simple process, but it can get complicated. Without the knowledge of best practices for freight billing, it can be easy for small businesses to get caught up in freight billing mayhem. Knowing how freight billing works helps avoid costly shipping mistakes a[...]

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2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Advanced Technologies in Freight Shipping on the Rise

Like so many industries today, freight shipping is being transformed by advanced technologies. All these technologies share two goals: to make freight shipping more efficient and less expensive. In the world of freight-shipping technology, the concept of driverless freight-shipping trucks gets the lion’s share of the press, but it is still years away from being a major factor in freight shipping. Meanwhile, other technologies are currently in developm[...]

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What's the Cheapest Way to Ship Large Items?

When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting process can get a little bit more confusing. That’s why FreightCenter is here to help you find the most af[...]

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