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[...]
Have you ever heard the phrase “specialized freight services” and wondered what in the world that meant? Basically, specialized freight is defined as any cargo that can’t be packaged and placed inside a basic truck trailer, including products that fall under regulatory guidelines or have specific shipping requirements. That means your cargo might need specialized freight services in order to ship it safely and securely. So, what are specialized freigh[...]
What’s the best way to go about choosing a 3PL? When it comes to meeting the expectations of your customers and making sure your products are getting from point A to point B without a hitch, don’t risk it by working with just any 3PL. There are a lot of options to choose from, and it’s not a process to be taken lightly or something you want to take a shortcut on. Do your research to find the right fit, look for a provider that will meet your specific [...]
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[...]
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.
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[...]
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[...]
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!