In spite of the supply chain and economic impacts the pandemic has had on everyone this year, this holiday season is anticipated to be another busy one – but with a difference. If you’ve already begun making the necessary preparations for the shipping season ahead, well done. Keep it up. If you haven’t, the time to act is now. We’ve put together a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Logistics refresher to make sure you cover all your bases and get your ship[...]
We’ve all read about analysts predicting that this year will be one of the busiest holiday seasons for online retailers, so we’re nicknaming it “mega shopping year” which means “mega shipping demands,” too. With the increase in consumer demand and online shopping, it’s crucial that your business and shipping strategies are completed so that your customers receive their products in a timely, cost effective manner. Whether you have a brick-and-mortar lo[...]
Back in 2017, there was a mandate that required drivers to track their hours of service in an attempt to better regulate the health and safety of truckers on the road. Part of this mandate included electronic logging devices or ELDs, which track driver behavior and hours spent on the road. Although this initiative has been successful in its goal, it has resulted in limited driver flexibility and longer transit times for freight shipments. Recently, th[...]
Unfortunately, on occasion, freight gets damaged during shipping. Knowing your coverage options is important and can help you decide what coverage your shipment needs. Whether you’re shipping less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload or partial truckload, purchasing additional freight insurance can give you added peace of mind. But, do you need insurance for full or partial truckload freight shipping?
There’s never any shortage of talk about artificial intelligence revolutionizing industries. The freight trucking business is no different. While trucking will very likely never be 100% machine-operated, combining the human touch with the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology will take logistics, supply chains and trucking to new heights and make shipping freight easier for shippers and drivers everywhere. We’re discussing artificial intelligenc[...]
If you’re a first-time freight shipper, who is shipping for yourself or for your business, the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight has its own rules. It’s not as cut and dry as calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. It can all be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t ask the right questions. But don’t worry! We’ve put together 5 questions a first-time freight shipper should [...]
For small business owners, retailers and eCommerce everywhere, the holiday shopping and shipping season has already arrived. While consumers start to buy more holiday gifts early in the season, retailers need to be ready now for a smooth season. As we all know, two of the busiest days are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and typically, retailers offer increased discounts to consumers on these days. And with the pandemic causing added financial stress, c[...]
If you’re running a small business or a large corporation and you have products to ship, then pallets will be your best friends. That’s because pallets make it easier for you to ship and can help support and protect your cargo when used properly. Shipping a pallet can help you improve efficiency across the board, which means better productivity and profitability. But what exactly do you need to know about how to ship a pallet? We’ll be going over best[...]
Anyone who loves all things “pumpkin” knows the importance of this seasonal produce. This time each year, the pumpkin emerges as cultural king. You can find them everywhere during this transition from summer to fall, from goofy jack-o’-lantern faces to pumpkin-spice lattes, to pumpkin flavored beer, pancakes, candles and more! But when it comes to the actual pumpkin itself, have you ever thought about how they make it from the pumpkin farm to your fro[...]
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. But generally speaking, large items in the shipping and logistics industry mean heavy and oversized freight that may have unique shipping needs. Below, we will discuss how to ship large items in more detail.