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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 3: Getting Freight Class Right

In this, the third in our series of Keys to Shipping Happiness blog posts, you’ll learn how to get your freight class right and avoid ever having to get a billing adjustment for freight class. Freight class is a very straightforward concept. By standardizing the classification of freight on a scale of 18 classes between […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 2: Vital Freight Measurements

One of the main reasons we decided to create this series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, was to help relieve our LTL freight shipping customers of billing adjustments, as much as possible. We’d love to make billing adjustments disappear entirely, but that’s a lot to ask of a six-part blog series. Vital freight measurements earns a spot […]

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5 Questions A First-Time Freight Shipper Doesn’t Know to Ask

If you’re a first-time freight shipper—whether an individual or a company—the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight is not like calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. Freight shipping has its own rules, and they can be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 1: The LTL Shipper’s Checklist

At FreightCenter, we believe that a successful LTL shipper (Less-than-Truckload) is a happy shipper. So, we’ve put together a blog series called Keys to Shipping Happiness. The first of the series is a simple checklist that should steer you toward LTL shipping success, and away from common shipping disappointments that sometimes lead to costly billing […]

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Make Your Supply Chain 20 Times Greener

Earth Day is Sunday and we’re trying harder than ever to retrace our carbon footprints so we can learn to do better. The U.S. logistics industry is a tremendously important part of the economy. Consumer demand means freight is always on the move, and that, naturally, leads to more energy demand and fuel consumption. We […]

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Weight, Weight… Don’t Tell Me!

April 19, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

We lie about our weight all the time, and everyone forgives us for doing so because they do it, too. Freight is not so forgiving. Getting the right weight is important. Yet many shippers have tried just about everything else. Wouldn’t it be nice? Over the years, numerous attempts have been made to help shippers […]

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5 Hilarious Packaging Fails And How To Prevent Them

March 1, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Oh, the trials and tribulations of the infrequent shipper. As if finding the best rates from trustworthy carriers who can deliver your shipment on time weren’t enough, you also have to package your shipment so that it arrives safely (and doesn’t make the freight terminal workers LOL when they see it). Honestly, it’s not like […]

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3 Alarmingly Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

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 […]

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Carrier Liability, Freight Insurance and Your Peace of Mind

February 6, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Many people believe (incorrectly) that liability coverage and freight insurance are so similar that they could be twins. In reality, they’re more like cousins, which is to say they’re related, but they aren’t identical. And that becomes clear when shippers file damage claims. Recognizing what liability coverage is, as well as how freight insurance can […]

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DIY Crate: Protect Your Freight for under $100

January 23, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

A lot can happen to freight while in transit. Less than truckload (LTL) shipments are shipped together as truckloads, and will include other contracted loads on the same trailer. Before arriving at their final destination, these shipments move together from truck to truck, from weigh stations, to hubs, to warehouses, weathering uncertain road conditions, rain, sleet, snow and every temperature […]

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