How To Ship Large Items

What’s A “Large Item”? In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper. What exactly are you shipping? An ACME anvil? Maybe 14 pallets of shrink wrapped, definitely haunted dolls? Or, is it […]

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Expert of the Month: Jamie Smith, Director of Logistics

July 5, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

This is the first in our new “Expert of the Month” series, where you’ll hear directly from a FreightCenter shipping expert. While some freight brokers view the current lack of Truckload capacity as a reason to complain about industry conditions and even to take advantage of independent truck operators, FreightCenter has taken a different approach […]

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U.S. Freight Shipping Infrastructure Caught In Steep Decline

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

In 2016, wasted time and fuel cost the trucking industry $50 billion dollars, which affected the whole economy with increased delays and caused a surge in the price of everyday products. This was due largely in part to the state of the nation’s infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, projects that by […]

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy and Liquidation: Two Years Later

The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in August of 2016 sent waves through the shipping industry after their primary creditor, Korean Development Bank, refused to restructure their loans. The bankruptcy (and subsequent liquidation) was seen as a way for the country to consolidate their shipping into a single firm, as KBD was also a financier to their […]

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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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A Trucking Term Trio: Headhaul, Backhaul, and Deadhead

February 5, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Time for a pop quiz, team! In one of our recent blog posts, Shipping Shoptalk, we laid out lingo popular in freight industry circles, and now we’d like to revisit two and add a third to your growing repertoire. Do you remember what backhauls and headhauls are? Extra credit for those who know what a deadhead is. There’s […]

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Shipping Shoptalk:

January 26, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Every industry has shoptalk, and in logistics, we love our lingo (especially acronyms—BOLs, FOBs, NOIs, oh my!). Unfortunately, if you’re not in the know it’s easy to get lost in the weeds, so we’ve compiled a list of frequently misunderstood freight terms in order to untangle the jargon. Whether you’re new to shipping and need […]

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What You Should Know about Black Friday Logistics

November 21, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

The Black Friday Breakdown The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that 2017 will bring in the largest total spend on Black Friday in history—a whopping $682.0 billion. This number breaks down to an average of $967.13 per shopper. Many are hoping to score huge deals on items like TVs, tablets, and appliances, in time to […]

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Cold Chain Logistics Are Turning up the Heat

November 9, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

The cold chain industry is one that is always looking for ways and methods to improve efficiency, quality, and service. By looking at some of the top trends in the industry, we’re able to take a sneak peak at where the industry is headed and what advancements are to come. The Globalization of Cold Chains […]

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Final Mile Logistics Are Far from Reaching the Finish Line

November 7, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

What Are Last Mile Logistics? Despite what the name might convey, last mile (or sometimes called final mile) is not simply the final mile of the freight shipping route. Last mile delivery can range anywhere from a few blocks to 50 or even 100 miles. It all comes down to how far the package is traveling from […]

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