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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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When Should an LTL Shipper Consider Switching to Partial Truckload?

July 18, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

Less than Truckload (LTL) shipping is the most popular method of freight shipping, with Full Truckload receiving the next highest usage. Many shippers don’t know that there is another freight-shipping method available — Partial Truckload — that fits perfectly between LTL and Full Truckload. In some cases, an LTL shipper can save time and money […]

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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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