LTL shipping is the most popular, reliable and cost-effective method of shipping. However, it can be complex and confusing if you’re unfamiliar with it. Think of LTL shipping as a ride share. Your freight will share space in a trailer with other shippers’ freight while in route to its destination. That means there’s more to the LTL shipping process than meets the eye. We break down LTL shipping and give you some tips for making LTL shipping easier.
Depending on the type commodities your small or medium-sized business produces, your shipment may require special shipping needs or be classified as a potentially hazardous item. Shipping hazardous items is no easy task. You may be surprised to learn how different it is to ship hazardous items compared to shipping other ordinary pieces of freight. We’re going to break it down and provide insight about what you need to know when it comes to shipping ha[...]
Who doesn’t love donuts? While they may not be the most nutritious food item, they can brighten your day. And when it comes to making fun happen during COVID-19 social distancing, this grandpa got it right thanks to donuts! Check out his innovative way he’s making his grandkids’ day.
Automation within the supply chain isn’t just the next cool trend or an innovative idea; it’s the future of shipping. This is especially true while we learn how to navigate this new normal to continue growing businesses and the American economy. In fact, everyone from small businesses to large scale distributors will need to adopt technology to drive growth, adapt to disruptions and optimize their supply chains. Succeeding in today’s fast-paced and ev[...]
Have you been waiting for an opportunity to do something that you have been putting off for a while? With the current situation, now just might be the time. It might be the perfect time for you or your family to consider adopting a pet. Now more than ever we’ve needed our furry companions by our side, and with all the time we’re spending at home, this is the perfect opportunity for people to properly introduce a new member of the family to their house[...]
Controlling freight spend and streamlining the supply chain are always top priorities for businesses of all sizes. In the digital age, optimizing your shipping and supply chain and driving efficiencies can be achieved by utilizing a transportation management system or TMS. In fact, the use of a TMS helps alleviate the time-consuming strains of finding shipping options, helping you save time and money. But what is a TMS? And how can you incorporate one[...]
Regardless of where you stand on the controversy over when and how the U.S. economy should “open up,” the fact is that the economy will eventually start to come around. It’s safe to say that we aren’t going to flip a switch and have the economy come back to its old form. It’s more likely that the economy will open in a phased, strategic approach. Much like many American businesses, your business needs to be prepared. Part of that preparation must incl[...]
This is a special post for us! We’re highlighting how one of our own FreightCenter team member’s family is celebrating their graduating high school senior in a fun, cool way. Just like many other families, people are trying to find creative ways to celebrate milestones while social distancing. Events like birthdays, wedding and baby showers, graduation celebrations and more are being held virtually or in other innovative ways. Instead of gathering tog[...]
Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for produce season to get up and running. Many fruits and vegetables have entered their prime growing time of the year, and farmers and food distributors are looking to get their produce out fast and effectively. But when it comes to properly transporting food so it stays fresh and safe, some expert freight guidance can go a long way. We’ve put together a few produce transport season tips to get your food [...]