If you’re a first-time freight shipper, who is shipping for yourself or for your business, the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight has its own rules. It’s not as cut and dry as calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. It can all be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t ask the right questions. But don’t worry! We’ve put together 5 questions a first-time freight shipper should [...]
For small business owners, retailers and eCommerce everywhere, the holiday shopping and shipping season has already arrived. While consumers start to buy more holiday gifts early in the season, retailers need to be ready now for a smooth season. As we all know, two of the busiest days are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and typically, retailers offer increased discounts to consumers on these days. And with the pandemic causing added financial stress, c[...]
In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper. But generally speaking, large items in the shipping and logistics industry mean heavy and oversized freight that may have unique shipping needs. Below, we will discuss how to ship large items in more detail.
Shipping freight can be complex and challenging at times. There are so many pieces to the puzzle, and as an individual shipper or business shipper, you want your shipment to arrive at its destination without any issues. However, even when you package your cargo properly and do everything you can to protect it, sometimes freight damage or loss still happens. When this occurs, it’s important to know how to file a freight claim.
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 [...]