One of the biggest expenses for small to medium businesses is shipping costs. How can you find ways to trim costs, or at the least, make sure you are getting the best shipping rates? Are you relying exclusively on one carrier? Are you shipping more frequently than you really need to? We’ve put together 5 tricks for getting the best shipping rates to help save money, control your costs and ship more efficiently.
There are hundreds of metrics you can use to measure your supply chain performance and creating a carrier performance scorecard should be one of them. Measuring carrier performance with the right metrics can ensure that you are getting the best value for your spend, can help you identify opportunities for improvement and helps you determine which carriers are best suited for your business’s needs. Below, we count down a few examples of carrier perfor[...]
The logistics and freight shipping world stay busy. While certain times of the year might be busier than others, the shipping industry keeps the pace rolling all year long. Our focus is to connect shippers with the best-of-the-best carriers. Building and strengthening the relationships with our carriers helps us to provide excellent service for our customers.
As a small or medium sized business owner or manager, controlling your company’s freight spend and managing expenses are some of your top priorities. You want to deliver the best product and experience to your customers at the best price for you. That includes getting affordable shipping rates when it’s time to ship. We will show you what you need to know about shipping costs so you can make better decisions when it comes to your shipping options. You[...]
Thanks to COVID-19, businesses, individuals, and supply chains alike are making a shift towards a “new normal” way of living. This “new normal” consists of health-conscious initiatives promoting good hygiene to mitigate the spread of COVID and other viruses. One innovative company is getting in on the new era with a creation of their own that makes it easier to sanitize and wash your hands in high traffic areas.
Shipping automotive parts is common in the freight world, but it’s also one of the most challenging things to do. Whether you’re a mechanic, car shop owner, or manage an auto parts store, you know the challenges that come with shipping auto parts. With so many different freight shipping options and a variety of automotive parts to ship, finding the right shipping solutions is key. We talk about some best practices that you can incorporate to help make[...]
Because freight shipping can get a bit complex, understanding the basics of the process helps you ship smarter and with less headaches. There are many moving parts to freight shipping. For example, there is the “standard” that happens with all freight, then there are add on special services as well as the option to purchase additional insurance coverage and more. When carrier’s pickup or deliver your freight, the standard operating procedure is curbsi[...]
We are all operating in a whole new environment these days. Staying stable and focusing on business continuity are undoubtedly high on most businesses list, so now, more than ever, controlling your shipping costs and getting the best freight shipping rate are vital. But where do you start?
Few things in the shipping industry are as critical as good truck driver training. Drivers must learn to handle any kind of situation they encounter, from ice storms to drunk drivers. The consequences of slow or unsuitable reactions can cost people their lives and carriers tens of thousands of dollars. Many types of training have been implemented over the years, with varying results. Now, virtual reality (VR) truck driver training is gaining traction [...]
Depending on the type commodities your small or medium-sized business produces, your shipment may require special shipping needs or be classified as a potentially hazardous item. Shipping hazardous items is no easy task. You may be surprised to learn how different it is to ship hazardous items compared to shipping other ordinary pieces of freight. We’re going to break it down and provide insight about what you need to know when it comes to shipping ha[...]