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Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

All Hollow’s Eve will be here before we know it! But it’s not just going to be ghouls, goblins and vampires having the time of their undead lives. Shoppers are gearing up for the spookiest night of the year and retailers are ready to bank on the opportunity. The National Retail Federation forecasts that this […]

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How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Holiday Shipping by the Numbers According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. And if this year’s holiday e-commerce season […]

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Keeping freight rates stable during peak shipping season

Stay protected from seasonal spikes in rates If you’ve been shipping any length of time, then you may have noticed that LTL and Truckload rates often fluctuate in the fall months due to an increase in demand from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Shipping’s best season starts with back-to-school goods and fall fashions heading to the […]

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Carrier Bankruptcies Make 3PLs More Important to Shippers than Ever

September 11, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

In 2017, New England Motor Freight (NEMF) generated $402 million in revenue. On February 12, 2019, NEMF, the country’s 19th largest LTL carrier, shut down operations and announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection. 1,472 truck drivers were out of work in the largest U.S. trucking company shutdown since Consolidated Freightways in 2002. First […]

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The Shippers Have Spoken: How Shippers & 3PLs Work Better Together

In the 2019 Third-Party Logistics Study: State of Logistics Outsourcing Report by Penske, Penn State, Infosys and Korn Ferry,  73% of 3PL users believe that 3PLs offer “new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness” and 89% of shippers believe partnering with a 3PL has “contributed to improving services for the ultimate customer.” Basically, shippers […]

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Independent 3PL: 3 Hidden Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

Every FreightCenter customer has their own reason(s) for scheduling their freight and parcel shipments through FreightCenter. Most of those reasons are related to one or more of the following: Low shipping rates Knowledgeable and helpful agents (National Account Managers) Ease of getting a quote online Ability to speak directly with an agent by phone There […]

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Freight Shipping Basics

Freight shipping, by definition, is the movement of bulk cargo from one location to another, whether it’s by truck, rail, air, or sea. The importance of the freight industry cannot be understated. In fact, The American Trucking Associations’ American Trucking Trends 2018 found that the trucking industry alone generated $700.1 billion in revenue, or 79.3% […]

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3 Tips to Save You Time Managing Freight

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 […]

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At FreightCenter, Veteran-Owned Means Veteran-Caring

Before our founder and CEO, Matthew Brosious decided to try his hand at entrepreneurship, he served his country for 3 years as an Airborne Ranger at Aco 2nd Ranger Battalion. His military training laid the foundation for how FreightCenter would operate, and so, as a veteran-owned and operated company, Brosious created a work environment at […]

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What to Look for in a 3PL

February 16, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

This past year in Inbound Logistics’ market research report, researchers found that 75 percent of shippers in our industry prefer service over price. You know what that means: less isn’t more. In fact, partnerships fall through—a good 43 percent!—when a shipper’s expectations aren’t met, and as for customer service? If the budding relationship between a […]

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