Being a first-time shipper can be overwhelming. There are many moving parts to the process, and getting one thing wrong, even something minor, or forgetting one step can be very costly. Below are the top freight shipping tips for first-time shippers to help you avoid common, costly mistakes.
Freight shipping can be complex. Partnering with a freight broker might be in your best interest – but you may be asking why? Working with a freight broker can help you have a headache-free, cost-effective shipping experience. We lay it all out with 7 reasons to partner with a freight broker.
Whether you’re new to LTL freight shipping or just looking to expand your supply chain’s carrier reach, getting the right type of LTL carrier and knowing how and when to use them is important. And not all carriers are the same! We’re guiding you through the different types of LTL carriers and when to use them so you can optimize your supply chain.
What is freight class and what role does it play in the shipping process? Believe it or not, even the most experienced shippers often struggle with freight class, and it could end up costing you an unnecessary billing adjustment in the end. So, what is freight class? And how can you find your shipment’s correct freight class and avoid surprise invoice adjustment? Let’s dive in.
Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes, that’s right, freight shipping prices do vary by state. See why and how freight shipping prices vary by state and what you need to know to help you save mone[...]
We often get questions about billing adjustments from shippers. It can be an unpleasant surprise to receive a billing adjustment, and there are ways to lower their occurrence. So, what are billing adjustments and what can you do to avoid them? We go into the details you need to know here.
Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Some deliveries could be as plain and simple as loading dock to loading dock, but some delivery locations have special requirements. It’s important to know the details of where your shipment is being delivered so that you can select the correct accessorials during quoting to avoid costly billing adjustments after the shipment is completed. Let’s discuss freight shipping to destin[...]
It’s been the talk of the town lately, and that includes in the freight shipping community. We’re talking, of course, about the COVID vaccine. The cold chain has been heavily impacted by the shipping of the COVID vaccine because of its temperature-sensitive shipping requirements. With millions upon millions of doses shipped out and more on the way, how has this impacted the cold chain and the supply chain as a whole, and how could it impact your busin[...]
The sound of success! Introducing SMS text tracking from FreightCenter! Our goal has always been to simplify your shipping experience and with this new SMS text tracking feature, we’ve done just that. As one of the first in the freight shipping and logistics industry to utilize this technology, our SMS text tracking will give you greater visibility into the status of your shipment. In turn, this will help you deliver an even better customer experience[...]
If you had to take a guess, what do you think is one of the most common reasons shippers get surprise billing adjustments? If you guessed not including the necessary accessorials, then you are correct! No matter what you’re shipping, each and every single time you send out freight, you need to be aware of the role accessorials play in the process. And it’s a really important role! Not knowing exactly the extent of additional services you’ll need for y[...]