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.
It has been really inspiring to share the stories that we have come across about people and businesses doing some great things to support those on the front lines. In this Feel Good Friday series, we highlight how appreciation is coming in all shapes and sizes starting with one very creative kid who setup his own refreshment stand for delivery drivers.
Who doesn’t love donuts? While they may not be the most nutritious food item, they can brighten your day. And when it comes to making fun happen during COVID-19 social distancing, this grandpa got it right thanks to donuts! Check out his innovative way he’s making his grandkids’ day.
Have you been waiting for an opportunity to do something that you have been putting off for a while? With the current situation, now just might be the time. It might be the perfect time for you or your family to consider adopting a pet. Now more than ever we’ve needed our furry companions by our side, and with all the time we’re spending at home, this is the perfect opportunity for people to properly introduce a new member of the family to their house[...]