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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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How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

December 20, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under | No Comments

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight Dimensions Density Stowability Liability Packaging Mode of transportation Time sensitivity Freight class Facility type at shipment’s origin and destination Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an […]

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Ship Large Items?

When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting […]

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How E-Commerce Businesses are Winning in an Amazon World

November 29, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

Almost 50 percent of all online retail sales in the United States happen on Amazon.com. Even big brands, such as Walmart, Macy’s and Costco struggle to compete with this online giant. With free two-day shipping, reviews system, and easy return policy, it makes sense that Amazon is at the helm of online retailers. That being […]

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How to Calculate Freight Shipping Costs

November 27, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

The cost of freight shipping varies depending on a few factors. At first it might seem overwhelming, but once you understand what goes into it it’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take a look at the factors, break down how to get a quote and help you calculate the best rate for your shipment. Should I […]

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Understanding Your NMFC Code

We’ve discussed some about what goes into calculating freight costs, and freight class is one aspect that will be especially important for less-than-truckload (or LTL) shippers. These codes are pretty straight forward, but even a small mistake can lead to a big billing adjustment.   …But What Is An NMFC Code? LTL shipments are assigned […]

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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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