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Understanding Your NMFC Code

In LTL shipping, you will hear a lot about NMFC codes and freight class. That’s because getting your NMFC code and freight class right is very important for any small business shipper. Small errors could lead to costly billing adjustments, misclassification and frustration. Understanding this component of freight shipping will help you optimize your supply chain and control freight spend, allowing you to spend more time running your business. One of t[...]

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Supply Chain Strategy: Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

From weather-related disasters to cyber-attacks to pandemics, there are many types of disruptions and challenges your business could face at any moment. While it is hard to plan for all possible scenarios, one thing we have learned from recent events is that it is extremely important to have plans and a strategy in place to mitigate disruptions to your business and shipping needs. A disaster recovery plan is designed to figure out how to restore busin[...]

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5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates

One of the biggest expenses for small to medium businesses is shipping costs. How can you find ways to trim costs, or at the least, make sure you are getting the best shipping rates? Are you relying exclusively on one carrier? Are you shipping more frequently than you really need to? We’ve put together 5 tricks for getting the best shipping rates to help save money, control your costs and ship more efficiently.

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11 KPIs to Measure Your Carrier Performance

There are hundreds of metrics you can use to measure your supply chain performance and creating a carrier performance scorecard should be one of them. Measuring carrier performance with the right metrics can ensure that you are getting the best value for your spend, can help you identify opportunities for improvement and helps you determine which carriers are best suited for your business’s needs.  Below, we count down a few examples of carrier perfor[...]

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2019 FreightCenter Carrier of the Year Awards

The logistics and freight shipping world stay busy. While certain times of the year might be busier than others, the shipping industry keeps the pace rolling all year long. Our focus is to connect shippers with the best-of-the-best carriers. Building and strengthening the relationships with our carriers helps us to provide excellent service for our customers.

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How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

As a small or medium sized business owner or manager, controlling your company’s freight spend and managing expenses are some of your top priorities. You want to deliver the best product and experience to your customers at the best price for you. That includes getting affordable shipping rates when it’s time to ship. We will show you what you need to know about shipping costs so you can make better decisions when it comes to your shipping options. You[...]

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Feel Good Friday: Portable Hand-Washing Stations Making a Splash

Thanks to COVID-19, businesses, individuals, and supply chains alike are making a shift towards a “new normal” way of living. This “new normal” consists of health-conscious initiatives promoting good hygiene to mitigate the spread of COVID and other viruses. One innovative company is getting in on the new era with a creation of their own that makes it easier to sanitize and wash your hands in high traffic areas.

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Shipping Automotive Parts

Shipping automotive parts is common in the freight world, but it’s also one of the most challenging things to do. Whether you’re a mechanic, car shop owner, or manage an auto parts store, you know the challenges that come with shipping auto parts. With so many different freight shipping options and a variety of automotive parts to ship, finding the right shipping solutions is key. We talk about some best practices that you can incorporate to help make[...]

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What Is Curbside Pickup and Delivery?

Because freight shipping can get a bit complex, understanding the basics of the process helps you ship smarter and with less headaches. There are many moving parts to freight shipping. For example, there is the “standard” that happens with all freight, then there are add on special services as well as the option to purchase additional insurance coverage and more. When carrier’s pickup or deliver your freight, the standard operating procedure is curbsi[...]

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10 Ways to Get the Best Freight Shipping Rate

We are all operating in a whole new environment these days. Staying stable and focusing on business continuity are undoubtedly high on most businesses list, so now, more than ever, controlling your shipping costs and getting the best freight shipping rate are vital. But where do you start?

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