When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting process can get a little bit more confusing. That’s why FreightCenter is here to help you find the most af[...]
Our 2020 Freight Shipping Outlook series comes to a close with a forecast of what FreightCenter customers can expect in the new year. To keep it simple, we’ll break down the freight shipping forecast into the three most significant freight shipping pros and cons shippers could face in 2020 and how FreightCenter will help you tackle your freight shipping needs.
The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) recently published its annual Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2019. From ATRI’s top 10 list of critical issues, FreightCenter has identified four issues on the list that should be of particular interest to our customers. Of those four, we’ve dedicated one article to an in-depth discussion of Hours of Service (HOS) rules. In addition to being restrictive in the name of safety, the rules can a[...]
Whether you have freight to ship or are hauling freight for someone, it’s important to know some of the common industry terms. However, it can be hard to keep track of them all. We’re here to help clear up any confusion around some of the most confusing but common trucking terms: deadhead, backhaul, and headhaul.
Temperatures are going down, and winter is officially here. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which could result in damage or loss. Don’t let the cold hurt your freight and bottom line. Check out how to protect shipments from freezing temperatures below.
Every year, it seems like the freight shipping industry changes. As a shipper or small business owner, you might wonder what freight industry issues could affect your shipping demands. We’re here to help. The American Transportation Research Institute’s “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry — 2019” is a 30-page report based on responses from 2,119 industry stakeholders to its annual survey. Since trucking issues affect our freight shipping custom[...]
When it comes to LTL freight shipping, there are many factors that can change your estimated freight transit time. Nobody likes booking a shipment and the estimated LTL freight transit time they were given ultimately turns out to be off by a day or two. Understanding some of the most common reasons why your LTL freight transit time estimate might increase keeps your supply chain running smoothly.
If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow.
The freight shipping industry changes throughout the year. Whether it is shifting economic market conditions like supply and demand or seasonal weather patterns impacting how shipping companies get moving, your supply chain will need to adapt to whatever comes its way as the year goes on. Luckily, we’re here to provide some insight on what to expect for each of the four seasons of freight shipping.
The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew.