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!
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.
One of the joys of working in logistics is partnering with businesses across a variety of fascinating industries. There are all kinds of fun cargo in niche markets that needs to get hauled. Industrial hemp has all the ingredients of an oddball, polarizing and intriguing product which needs its place on the highways.
Stealing an alien is going to be easier than ever with close to 2 million people storming Area 51. But what happens afterwards? How will you get your alien and their UFO back home with you?
Truckload Freight Should Be Covered by Cargo Insurance Shippers are learning that full or partial truckload shipping has several advantages, including:
Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker. Here’s why.