As expected, the pandemic has caused business owners and consumers to adapt, and as the 2020 holiday season approaches, business owners and managers need to be prepared for the shift in the retail landscape. Now more than ever, consumers are turning to eCommerce to find and purchase their goods. Knowing what you can expect for your business this holiday season will help you identify and mitigate potential issues as well as keep your products moving an[...]
While those freight trucks on the highways might all look identical and even their cargo may appear to be exactly alike, their freight designations could be very different. Some might be carrying a number of shippers’ pallets and making multiple stops. Others might be taken up by one business making a large shipment. Two common shipping methods are full truckload and less than truckload. These two freight designations have several differences that mig[...]
If you’ve been reading our previous blogs about this incredible technology, you will understand that no matter what has changed, the pandemic couldn’t take away our sense of community and helping one another. You’ll want to watch this last video showing the final leg of how San Diego-based company, TPT Med Tech, is getting state-of-the-art rapid COVID-19 testing lab across the country – and we can’t be prouder to help them with the logistics side of t[...]
Shipping freight can be complex and challenging at times. There are so many pieces to the puzzle, and as an individual shipper or business shipper, you want your shipment to arrive at its destination without any issues. However, even when you package your cargo properly and do everything you can to protect it, sometimes freight damage or loss still happens. When this occurs, it’s important to know how to file a freight claim.
If you’re planning to ship perishable cargo, such as food, flowers, medications or other temperature-sensitive items, then you’ll be needing temperature-controlled or refrigerated shipping services. Temperature-controlled shipping simply means that the items you’re shipping are very sensitive to the climate and could be damaged easily if the climate isn’t controlled properly. You want to be sure you understand the temperature needs of your freight bef[...]
Working together to help our communities is even more important than ever as we all learn to manage the unprecedented events that this year has brought. Our ‘normal’ has been turned on its head which is why it’s even more exciting to see new partnerships forming from coast to coast and coming up with creative ways to provide assistance to our communities.
While less than truckload (LTL) shipping is the most common shipping method in the freight world, there are a variety of other shipping methods to consider and choose from. Another common mode is full truckload where the cargo being shipped requires the full use of the truck trailer. Generally speaking, LTL shipping is great for shipping cargo that is too large for parcel but doesn’t require the use of an entire tractor trailer. But did you know there[...]
One of the most important things in the fight against COVID-19 has been testing. Ensuring there’s enough testing capacity and locations for as many people as possible to get tested helps us understand the magnitude of the virus and what we need to do to beat it. FreightCenter’s customer TPT Med Tech is playing a vital role by making sure communities and hospitals have what they need to safely conduct rapid COVID-19 testing. They are making this happen[...]
Small business operators are always looking for ways to make small business shipping easy and affordable. After all the challenges this year has thrown at us, looking toward the future may include making fundamental changes to your supply chain and shipping strategy that’ll help you save money, increase efficiencies and improve the customer experience. Keep reading for tips and best practices on how to make small business shipping easy and affordable.
When it comes to shipping freight, shippers value quality service just as much as price. What’s the point in getting affordable or discounted shipping rates if the experience didn’t match your expectations? Third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs, offer the complete shipping experience for supply chains and small businesses everywhere by streamlining the process. But how do you know you’re choosing the right 3PL for your shipping needs? Learn what to[...]