The cost of freight shipping varies depending on a few factors. At first it might seem overwhelming, but once you understand what goes into it it’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take a look at the factors, break down how to get a quote and help you calculate the best rate for your shipment.
So you’ve finally found a solid freight carrier to ship your trade show booth from New York City to arrive in time for the show in Las Vegas. But what happens if your pricey set up is damaged during shipment? Have you covered all of your bases? Here’s everything you need to know before buying freight shipping insurance.
We’ve recently seen a sharp rise in the number of carriers that have reduced their overlength limits to 96” (8 feet). These carriers continue to ship items that are more than 96” in length, but they charge extra to do so. This change has become an inconvenience and an extra expense for many of our shippers. Fortunately, there are two practical solutions for dealing with the overlength issue.
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.
The term parcel sometimes signifies residential, or small shipper, in the freight industry, but that kind of definition isn’t a box parcel fits neatly into. Actually, there’s more to parcel than meets the eye! We get that reevaluating your shipping habits sounds time-consuming—and time is money where freight’s concerned—but there’s a silver lining: shipping parcel alongside your less-than-truckload cargo (and vice versa!) could save you big.
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.
At FreightCenter, one of our major missions is to help you save big on freight shipping. Besides helping you save every day with our heavily negotiated rates, we've learned a few tricks over the past 20 years.