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6 Ways an LTL Freight Carrier is Not Like a Parcel Service

Are you a business shipper who ships cargo in large quantities or cargo that is heavier than 150lbs. when fully packaged? Did you know that there are limitations on what parcel carriers can ship? While parcel shipping may work as part of your small business shipping strategy, you will likely need to include less-than-truckload or LTL shipping into your strategy as well. Incorporating LTL shipping into your strategy allows your shipping process to be m[...]

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The Most Common Freight Modes

February 16, 2021 | By Phoebe Brown | Under

Freight modes? What is that?! Freight modes are simply the different freight shipping transportation options available to you. Figuring out what type of freight transportation method is best for your shipment doesn’t have to make your head spin. Find out what the most common freight modes are and when you might choose them for your shipping needs.

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How to Pack and Ship for Temperature-Controlled Shipping

Whether it’s really cold or hotter than the hinges, temperature-controlled shipping plays a vital role in the supply chain. As the winter months carry on and the spring harvest season is on the horizon, now is a good time to stay ahead of the game when it comes to temperature-controlled shipping. From inclement weather, to the produce season preparation, to mass vaccine distribution, temperature-controlled shipping plays a larger role in the supply ch[...]

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How to Breakdown Your Bill of Lading

Even though the freight world is going more and more digital every day, the basic paperwork is still an essential part of the process. The Bill of Lading (BOL) is the most important document in freight shipping and knowing why it’s so important will help you avoid excess charges and help you ship more efficiently. The BOL must be accurate with all the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted. We walk through what the BOL is, why providing inaccurate information[...]

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How to Ship Perishable Food

Small to medium-sized business owners that ship perishable food or other temperature-sensitive products have a unique challenge on their hands—making sure their cargo stays safe and at the right temperature during transit. From food to beverages to medications and more, if your business ships perishable items, then you need these simple tips for how to ship perishable food and other items!

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Shipping Delays: Common Causes and How to Avoid Them

My New Year’s resolution is shipping delays, said nobody ever. Shipping delays are arguably one of the most frustrating issues shippers can run into during the shipping process. From shipping during peak season to increased shipping due to COVID-19 to weather-related problems, if you have a time sensitive shipment, you need to know about shipping delays, their common causes and how to avoid them. Let’s dive in!

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Truckload Shipping Seasons

In the freight shipping and logistics industry, there are different seasons, so to speak. Fluctuations in the truckload market happen throughout the year based on seasonal demand, capacity etc., and in turn, impacts rates and the different options available to truckload shippers. Understanding truckload shipping seasons can help you optimize your supply chain and plan ahead for busier months when capacity is tighter. We cover the what and when of truc[...]

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What is Standard Pallet Size and Weight?

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How to Plan for Shipping Success in 2021

2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget. With all the surprises, curveballs, and challenges we’ve all faced, supply chains of all sizes were tested more than they ever were in recent years. But, even with the unpredictability variable always at play, there are ways you can prepare for a better shipping year ahead.

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Christmas Shipping Fun Facts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for so many reasons, and one of them is freight shipping. We know what you’re thinking, “what makes freight shipping so wonderful this time of year?” Hear us out. The holidays are the busiest time for businesses and shippers everywhere, from Christmas tree farms, to Etsy shops, to online and eCommerce stores, to the classic local mom and pop store in town, everyone is shipping more than usual and that means fre[...]

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