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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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How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

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! But there’s one job in particular that’s feeling the threat of obscurity. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there is a decline in the number of truck drivers […]

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How Can You Avoid Billing Adjustments? We Asked an Expert With YRC

August 27, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

How Can You Avoid Billing Adjustments? We Asked an Expert With YRC According to shipping periodical Transport Topics, YRC is the second largest LTL freight shipping carrier in the United States. Recently, James Faas, Director W+I for YRC paid a visit to FreightCenter, and we took the opportunity to ask him how our customers could […]

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Freight Shipping Market Volatility Makes 3PLs Indispensable

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 […]

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Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

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. Sam researched the […]

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Hemp Hauling: A Whole New Adventure

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. Now, before […]

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If You’re Not in a Hurry, Save Money with Intermodal Rail Shipping

August 13, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Shippers are always looking for the least expensive way to ship freight, and why shouldn’t they? Intermodal is one frequently overlooked shipping mode that deserves a little more attention. What Is Intermodal Shipping? When more than one mode of shipping is used, and two or more carriers are involved, that’s intermodal shipping. For FreightCenter customers […]

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Are You Shipping Freight or Parcel?

How do you know if you are shipping freight or parcel? It’s not uncommon for shippers to mistakenly believe they should ship one way when really, it would be more efficient to ship another. How to determine your best option Ask yourself three simple questions: Is your shipment over 150 pounds? Is your shipment more […]

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How to Ship Them Aliens

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? Airport security is a little tight nowadays and bicycles don’t really fly like in the movies. Shipping your alien […]

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Shipping to Area 51: Limited Access Locations

Are you kicking around the idea of heading to Area 51?  Maybe even snagging an alien friend to show off to everyone? More power to you.  So, what if you need to ship something to Area 51? Maybe some supplies for your exit route. Or clothes for your new alien! Besides getting fast-tracked onto a […]

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