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When Should an LTL Shipper Consider Switching to Partial Truckload?

Less than Truckload (LTL) shipping is the most popular method of freight shipping, with Full Truckload receiving the next highest usage. Many shippers don’t know that there is another freight-shipping method available — Partial Truckload — that fits perfectly between LTL and Full Truckload. In some cases, an LTL shipper can save time and money by shipping Partial Truckload.

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4 Advantages of Full Truckload Freight Shipping

What type of freight shipping is best for me? This may be a question you have asked yourself more than once. While LTL is the most popular form of shipping, if you are shipping cargo weighing 5,000 pounds or more you really should compare the benefits and costs of both Full Truckload and LTL shipping.

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How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging.

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Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Short Answer: Yes 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 indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state.

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6 Ways an LTL Freight Carrier is NOT Like a Parcel Service

August 30, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under ,

Most of us become familiar with shipping parcels when we send gifts to family and friends via the post office, UPS or FedEx. The first time we ship freight can be a real wake-up call, because an LTL (Less-than-TruckLoad) freight carrier and a parcel service operate very differently.

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How To Ship A Single Piece Of Furniture

August 28, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under ,

Trying to ship a single piece of furniture has the capacity to be two things: a headache, or a piece of cake. At FreightCenter we prefer cake. There are several different approaches you can take to getting your loveseat across the country or over state lines, from packaging it correctly, to choosing the right carrier and shipping method. The sooner your couch is shipped, the sooner you can sit back and rest easy!

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4 Measurements of Freight Broker Effectiveness in 2018

Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker.  Here’s why.

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3 Tips to Save You Time Managing Freight

Smallbusinesstrends.com reported earlier this year that 42 percent of small business owners spend an average of more than two hours managing each individual piece of freight they ship. That figure comes from a survey conducted by global logistics consultant FreightOS. It implies that for a small business sending out five shipments in a week, the owner of that business is devoting more than 10 hours to managing freight. Chances are, at least half of th[...]

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5 Ways Consignors and Consignees Can Reduce Shipping Stress

June 28, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under ,

Shipping freight and stress seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are ways that consignors and consignees can work together to reduce that stress.

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 6: How Freight Insurance Works

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