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[...]
Many companies that exhibit in trade shows turn the entire event over to their marketing or sales department. Of all their priorities, the cost of trade show shipping seldom makes the list. The top three priorities usually consist of the following:
ELDs, and why they're important Shippers who follow the freight industry could see the recent surge in freight shipping costs coming a mile away. Every logistics trade publication predicted that the phased-in compliance of ELDs (Electronic Logging Device)—which began December 16, 2017—would disrupt the industry in terms of productivity and freight shipping costs, and they were correct.
Like every other aspect of running a business, shipping freight comes with a learning curve. Unfortunately, the freight shipping learning curve can be more expensive than necessary if you’re not careful. A lot of business operators will be surprised to learn about these three ways an alarmingly larger than expected shipping bill can be run up in no time.
Did you know that you can order a FedEx freight box online, and they’ll deliver them to your door? I’m sure you do. But, what you probably don’t know is that FedEx Freight now offers the Freight Box for larger shipments. Since FedEx Freight is one of our trusted carriers, we wanted to fill you in on their new service.