The age-old question has been which is more important to a business - cash flow or profitability? Well, they do go hand in hand, but poor cash flow might eventually result in your losing vendors, suppliers, and lenders, which can severely damage your business. Of course, the most important thing for any small business manager or operator is remaining financially solvent and flexible. Having or opening an accounts receivable (AR) line of credit comes i[...]
When it comes to packaging your freight, there are 3 common problems that many shippers face; possible damage during transit, your shipment damages another shipment in transit, or the pickup of your shipment is refused because of poor packaging. Freight packaging honestly isn’t that difficult, you just need to learn a little bit about freight packaging basics and apply common sense. Without this, you run the risk of your shipment being featured in a c[...]
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[...]
For an industry that keeps the world moving, you don’t hear often enough about the fascinating aspects of freight and logistics. Most people hear “freight” and think "snooze"—but not us! At FreightCenter, we see the fun in freight and want to show you why we are self-proclaimed “shipping nerds” and some of the fun, interesting stuff we’ve shipped. Check out these 10 surprising FreightCenter freight facts to see freight in a new way.
While those freight trucks on the highways might all look identical and even their cargo may appear to be exactly alike, their freight designations could be very different. Some might be carrying a number of shippers’ pallets and making multiple stops. Others might be taken up by one business making a large shipment. Two common shipping methods are full truckload and less than truckload. These two freight designations have several differences that mig[...]
If you’ve been reading our previous blogs about this incredible technology, you will understand that no matter what has changed, the pandemic couldn’t take away our sense of community and helping one another. You’ll want to watch this last video showing the final leg of how San Diego-based company, TPT Med Tech, is getting state-of-the-art rapid COVID-19 testing lab across the country – and we can’t be prouder to help them with the logistics side of t[...]
Working together to help our communities is even more important than ever as we all learn to manage the unprecedented events that this year has brought. Our ‘normal’ has been turned on its head which is why it’s even more exciting to see new partnerships forming from coast to coast and coming up with creative ways to provide assistance to our communities.
One of the most important things in the fight against COVID-19 has been testing. Ensuring there’s enough testing capacity and locations for as many people as possible to get tested helps us understand the magnitude of the virus and what we need to do to beat it. FreightCenter’s customer TPT Med Tech is playing a vital role by making sure communities and hospitals have what they need to safely conduct rapid COVID-19 testing. They are making this happen[...]
When it comes to shipping freight, shippers value quality service just as much as price. What’s the point in getting affordable or discounted shipping rates if the experience didn’t match your expectations? Third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs, offer the complete shipping experience for supply chains and small businesses everywhere by streamlining the process. But how do you know you’re choosing the right 3PL for your shipping needs? Learn what to[...]
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.