Whether you’re new to LTL freight shipping or just looking to expand your supply chain’s carrier reach, getting the right type of LTL carrier and knowing how and when to use them is important. And not all carriers are the same! We’re guiding you through the different types of LTL carriers and when to use them so you can optimize your supply chain.
What is freight class and what role does it play in the shipping process? Believe it or not, even the most experienced shippers often struggle with freight class, and it could end up costing you an unnecessary billing adjustment in the end. So, what is freight class? And how can you find your shipment’s correct freight class and avoid surprise invoice adjustment? Let’s dive in.
Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes, that’s right, freight shipping prices do vary by state. See why and how freight shipping prices vary by state and what you need to know to help you save mone[...]
With all the moving parts in freight shipping, you’d think weight wouldn’t be much of a big thing to have to look into. But it actually is! Freight weight is calculated differently than parcel, but how exactly is freight weight determined? Well, it depends on the carrier. Some carriers use dimensional weight (DIM) for your billing, and others use actual weight. With the different ways carriers use to determine freight weight, you are probably wonderin[...]
Are you a business shipper who ships cargo in large quantities or cargo that is heavier than 150lbs. when fully packaged? Did you know that there are limitations on what parcel carriers can ship? While parcel shipping may work as part of your small business shipping strategy, you will likely need to include less-than-truckload or LTL shipping into your strategy as well. Incorporating LTL shipping into your strategy allows your shipping process to be m[...]
Whether it’s really cold or hotter than the hinges, temperature-controlled shipping plays a vital role in the supply chain. As the winter months carry on and the spring harvest season is on the horizon, now is a good time to stay ahead of the game when it comes to temperature-controlled shipping. From inclement weather, to the produce season preparation, to mass vaccine distribution, temperature-controlled shipping plays a larger role in the supply ch[...]
No matter if you’re shipping an item or receiving an item, the shipping process can get downright stressful. Whether you’re a consignor (shipper) or a consignee (receiver), mistakes sometimes happen and obstacles arise, making headaches for everyone. But we’re here to help. We’ve put together 5 ways consignors and consignees can reduce shipping stress. Less stress, less mess! Let’s get started!
You may need to move a family antique, or you could be a small business owner who needs to ship their one-of-a-kind creations, everyone at one point or another has special items they need to ship. Your special items will most likely need additional services to make sure they are handled with the utmost care. There are certain protocols to follow and options at your disposal when it comes to shipping special items, and to ensure they arrive safely, we’[...]
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 [...]