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How to Fill out an LTL Quote Form

November 7, 2019 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under ,

Ready to start shipping and need a freight quote? You'll want to make sure you complete the quote form correctly so you get an accurate quote. Think of it like a recipe; putting in the right ingredients and the right amounts ensures your dish comes out tasting great!

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America’s Haunted Highways and Byways

October 22, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under

America is full of spooky places. You probably live near one (or more). If you’re looking to change up your usual Halloween plans, here are five highways and byways in different parts of the country that promise to give you a shiver or two.

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Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

All Hollow’s Eve will be here before we know it! But it’s not just going to be ghouls, goblins and vampires having the time of their undead lives. Shoppers are gearing up for the spookiest night of the year and retailers are ready to bank on the opportunity.

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How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Holiday Shipping by the Numbers According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. And if this year’s holiday e-commerce season is anywhere near as good as the previous year, shippers everywhere will be busy meeting the needs of their[...]

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'Tis the Season to Go Green

The holidays are right around the corner! It’s a magical time of year that’s for sure, but consumer expectations have changed and are continuing to change. They are demanding faster deliveries and lower rates. Shippers everywhere are getting ready for their hectic shipping season and with a dramatic increase in online shopping, there are steps that can be taken to reduce your carbon footprint. What are the true costs to the environment in meeting cust[...]

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Raise Your Glasses: Oktoberfest is Here!

Oktoberfest is in full swing and Germany is having a ball. Oktoberfest’s origins began with the commemoration of the marriage of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. The event nowadays is every beer lover’s favorite excuse to down copious amounts of ale, brew, nectar of the gods - or whatever else one might choose to call it.

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Controversial Rhode Island Truck-Only Tolls Raise Infrastructure Funds

September 12, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under

Tolls on Large Trucks Rhode Island’s roads and bridges are in the worst condition of any in the country, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Census Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Ocean State has taken steps to address the problem — one that has punched a $450 million hole in the state budget — but their solution doesn’t sit well with the freight-trucking industry.

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Carrier Bankruptcies Make 3PLs More Important to Shippers than Ever

September 11, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , ,

In 2017, New England Motor Freight (NEMF) generated $402 million in revenue. On February 12, 2019, NEMF, the country’s 19th largest LTL carrier, shut down operations and announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection. 1,472 truck drivers were out of work in the largest U.S. trucking company shutdown since Consolidated Freightways in 2002.

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How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Unemployment levels are flirting with all-time lows. Wages are going up, business confidence is high, it seems like everything in the job market is flowing well!

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How Can You Avoid Billing Adjustments? We Asked an Expert With YRC

August 27, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under ,

How Can You Avoid Billing Adjustments? We Asked an Expert With YRC According to shipping periodical Transport Topics, YRC is the second largest LTL freight shipping carrier in the United States. Recently, James Faas, Director W+I for YRC paid a visit to FreightCenter, and we took the opportunity to ask him how our customers could avoid costly billing adjustments.

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