While less than truckload (LTL) shipping is the most common shipping method in the freight world, there are a variety of other shipping methods to consider and choose from. Another common mode is full truckload where the cargo being shipped requires the full use of the truck trailer. Generally speaking, LTL shipping is great for shipping cargo that is too large for parcel but doesn’t require the use of an entire tractor trailer. But did you know there[...]
Summer is slowly coming to a close, and the holiday season will be here before we know it. This year has been different for many reasons, but the preparation phase when it comes to your holiday shipping plan shouldn’t be different. With the crazy growth in eCommerce and all the changes that that involves, it has only emphasized the need and importance of supply chain preparing, planning and strategizing. And now is the perfect time to start. Here’s ho[...]
If you’re are a small to medium-sized business owner or manager who is short on time and looking for ways to decrease your freight spend, make your customers happy, reduce transit times and improve your overall shipping strategy – we’ve got the solution! Depending on the type, size or amount of freight you’re shipping, the advantages of full truckload freight shipping could be exactly what you need.
For many, final mile and white glove services are must haves in their shipping process. With a changing consumer landscape, these services will play a big role in the future of shipping and will help maintain and improve relationships with customers. What are final mile and white glove services? Do you need them? If you are struggling with finding the time and resources needed to get your goods out to consumers, consider working with a partner that ca[...]
2020 will undoubtedly go down in the history books – and it’s not over yet. We are rolling right on into hurricane season, and the 2020 hurricane season is predicted to be very active. It’s a different kind of disruption because we can see when a hurricane is coming as opposed to a pandemic that no one could have predicted. As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s important to have a plan, including a disaster r[...]
The U.S. logistics industry is a tremendously important part of the economy. Consistent consumer demand means freight is always on the move, and that leads to more energy demand and fuel consumption. Small business owners, supply chain managers and almost everyone has started taking initiatives to reduce their carbon footprints, and the logistics industry is no different. Whether it be by road, air, track or sea, there are steps you can adopt that’ll [...]
Most people are familiar with the traditional supply chain operation. Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. But the freight shipping world isn’t so cut and dry. What happens when customers need to send cargo and product back to the original shipper, or the intended end user isn’t the true final destina[...]
Shipping across borders can be confusing, tedious and time consuming, especially when you’re running your own business. And with new government policies now in place and often changing, it’s more important than ever to understand how these changes could affect your business and your shipping strategy. We dive into the details about what shippers need to know about the new NAFTA (now known as the USMCA) here.
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[...]
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[...]