There are two common freight services that you’ve probably heard of. They are full truckload (TL) shipping and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. What are the differences between the two and how do you know which one you’ll be needing to fill out a freight quote for? They may be similar on the surface, but there are more differences between the two than you may think. Learn the difference between full truckload vs less-than-truckload and how it could[...]
The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) recently published its annual Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2019. From ATRI’s top 10 list of critical issues, FreightCenter has identified four issues on the list that should be of particular interest to our customers. Of those four, we’ve dedicated one article to an in-depth discussion of Hours of Service (HOS) rules. In addition to being restrictive in the name of safety, the rules can a[...]
Temperatures are going down, and winter is officially here. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which could result in damage or loss. Don’t let the cold hurt your freight and bottom line. Check out how to protect shipments from freezing temperatures below.
For some of us, the holidays can't be properly celebrated without the iconic decorated evergreen tree. Unless you’ve gone off-the-grid in a blissful mountain wilderness, your Christmas tree won’t be sprouting up from the ground in your living room. Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Even the iconic tree displayed in Rockefeller Center has to get there somehow!
With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. To help you make a better, more informed decision, we’ve created a short synopsis of the types of methods available.
Oktoberfest is in full swing and Germany is having a ball. Oktoberfest’s origins began with the commemoration of the marriage of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. The event nowadays is every beer lover’s favorite excuse to down copious amounts of ale, brew, nectar of the gods - or whatever else one might choose to call it.
Unemployment levels are flirting with all-time lows. Wages are going up, business confidence is high, it seems like everything in the job market is flowing well!
Freight shipping is a reactive industry, much like the tail of the dog. Freight carriers can’t create demand, they just react to it. When the economy is as strong as it was in 2018, demand is high, capacity is low and rates rise. In addition to a strong economy, 2018 was notable for the introduction of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), which reduced capacity, and a shortage of new heavy-duty freight trucks.
Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. When he received photos of the stagecoach, he had to check out its history.