Because freight shipping can get a bit complex, understanding the basics of the process helps you ship smarter and with less headaches. There are many moving parts to freight shipping. For example, there is the “standard” that happens with all freight, then there are add on special services as well as the option to purchase additional insurance coverage and more. When carrier’s pickup or deliver your freight, the standard operating procedure is curbsi[...]
We are all operating in a whole new environment these days. Staying stable and focusing on business continuity are undoubtedly high on most businesses list, so now, more than ever, controlling your shipping costs and getting the best freight shipping rate are vital. But where do you start?
As a small business owner or manager, you know how much time it takes to manage your freight shipments along with all the other things it takes to successfully run your business. Whether your business is B2B or B2C, the demands from both sectors for fast delivery are increasing. This demand is putting additional pressure on small businesses to be more efficient.
LTL shipping is the most popular, reliable and cost-effective method of shipping. However, it can be complex and confusing if you’re unfamiliar with it. Think of LTL shipping as a ride share. Your freight will share space in a trailer with other shippers’ freight while in route to its destination. That means there’s more to the LTL shipping process than meets the eye. We break down LTL shipping and give you some tips for making LTL shipping easier.
Depending on the type commodities your small or medium-sized business produces, your shipment may require special shipping needs or be classified as a potentially hazardous item. Shipping hazardous items is no easy task. You may be surprised to learn how different it is to ship hazardous items compared to shipping other ordinary pieces of freight. We’re going to break it down and provide insight about what you need to know when it comes to shipping ha[...]
COVID-19 has surely had an impact in so many ways. We have all seen the empty shelves at the stores and the demand for temperature-controlled items to be in stock has greatly increased. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in getting these sensitive, essential items to you. Not to mention that spring has arrived and that means many industries like produce are ramping up productivity. We’ve pulled together 4 tips for shipping temperature-contro[...]
Nobody wants their freight damaged or lost during transit. Shippers need reliable shipping options when sending their cargo from point A to point B. Discover a few easy ways to avoid freight damage and loss claims and get peace of mind knowing your shipment will be safe during the entire shipping process.
When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting process can get a little bit more confusing. That’s why FreightCenter is here to help you find the most af[...]
There’s a lot to keep track of when managing a small business. It’s easy to overlook something in your shipping protocol or make a mistake in the logistics process. But these mistakes can be costly and negatively impact budgets and relationships with clients. Understanding and recognizing some of the most common small business shipping mistakes can help you avoid them and optimize your supply chain. Below are a few small business shipping mistakes and[...]
If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow.