As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc with every facet of life in America and around the globe, small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) operators search for stability wherever they can find it. Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelte[...]
To our valued customers -- In light of the current situation, we wanted to reach out and share our plan for continuing to help you find the shipping solutions you need during these uncertain times. FreightCenter is ready and committed to helping you avoid disruptions that may impact you or your business. In addition, you can stay up-to-date and find helpful resources regarding COVID-19 by visiting our COVID-19 resources page.
You know those 3D body scanners you go through at the airport? Well, imagine a machine that looks and operates like that, but is actually a 3D body scanner for measurements, not security. That’s the machine Human Solutions of North America has been selling and shipping for years. Their 3D body scanners are changing the way products are designed and clothing is measured. Learn more about Human Solutions of North America in today’s FreightCenter custome[...]
There are two common freight services that you’ve probably heard of. They are full truckload (TL) shipping and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. What are the differences between the two and how do you know which one you’ll be needing to fill out a freight quote for? They may be similar on the surface, but there are more differences between the two than you may think. Learn the difference between full truckload vs less-than-truckload and how it could[...]
Nobody wants their freight damaged or lost during transit. Shippers need reliable shipping options when sending their cargo from point A to point B. Discover a few easy ways to avoid freight damage and loss claims and get peace of mind knowing your shipment will be safe during the entire shipping process.
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[...]
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.
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]