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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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3 Ways Digital Is Transforming Freight Shipping

The wave of digital innovation is changing everything from how we answer the doorbell to the way modern factories operate. The freight-shipping industry hasn’t been left out. Driverless trucks are getting a lot of attention in the press these days. They’re being tested in some states. But the reality is that it will be sometime […]

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Trucker Health and Work-Life Balance

Truckers don’t just drive trucks, they drive the economy forward. They’re a crucial part of any business’s supply chain. But besides the weight of modern commerce on their shoulders, what else impacts the health of truckers on the road? Awareness of the job’s health concerns, how to avoid them and how to balance life behind […]

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Do You Need Insurance for Full or Partial Truckload Freight Shipping?

Truckload Freight Should Be Covered by Cargo Insurance Shippers are learning that full or partial truckload shipping has several advantages, including: Fewer shipments (if any) from other carriers on board More direct routes from pickup to delivery saves time No worries about freight class, measurements and similar LTL concerns While experienced shippers may consider purchasing […]

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Small Business Owners: Are You Paying for the Right Shipping Service?

Did you know that freight shipping costs more for residential service than for commercial service? The difference between the two isn’t as clear as you may think. Let’s take a look at the differences, starting with some basic processes in the shipping world. Most freight shipping isn’t done by one truck. In fact, almost all freight […]

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What is Standard Pallet Size and Weight?

February 5, 2019 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

Freight shipping often involves using pallets. They help to protect your goods, improve efficiency and maximize trailer space. While pallets can be custom made, there is a standard pallet size and weight. Knowing this information can help you ship your items as well as get a quote. Pallet Dimensions There are three common pallet sizes: […]

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How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Set your freight up for success by packing your items with care. […]

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5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

January 17, 2019 | By Maren Nader | Under | No Comments

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. We have learned a few tricks for getting the best deal over the past 20 years in business. Read our insider tips to get the best rate for your shipment. Or, skip the post and get an easy quote today using our […]

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7 Reasons to Partner with a Freight Broker

January 10, 2019 | By Maren Nader | Under | No Comments

A freight broker is an organization that serves as the coordinator between the person shipping an item and the shipping carrier. Shipping freight, in particular, can be confusing – there are new terminology and important questions that the average person may not know to ask. Working with a freight broker can help the shipper have […]

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Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Short Answer: Yes Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary […]

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