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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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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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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 to Ship Large Items on eBay

eBay is a great platform to start a small business on by offering virtual auction space that exposes you to a world of bidders, but making the transition from shipping parcel to learning how to ship large items on eBay can feel overwhelming. Luckily, FreightCenter has some tips and tricks for listing your large items, […]

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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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Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best?

September 13, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Rising freight rates have made it necessary for shippers to try to save every dollar possible. Some shippers who use the freight quote tool on freightcenter.com always select the cheapest freight quote for […]

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6 Ways an LTL Freight Carrier is NOT Like a Parcel Service

August 30, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Most of us become familiar with shipping parcels when we send gifts to family and friends via the post office, UPS or FedEx. The first time we ship freight can be a real wake-up call, because an LTL (Less-than-TruckLoad) freight carrier and a parcel service operate very differently. We’re specifying LTL freight shipping because it’s […]

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How To Ship A Single Piece Of Furniture

Trying to ship a single piece of furniture has the capacity to be two things: a headache, or a piece of cake. At FreightCenter we prefer cake. There are several different approaches you can take to getting your loveseat across the country or over state lines, from packaging it correctly, to choosing the right carrier […]

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The Unvarnished Truth About LTL Freight Transit Time Estimates

August 23, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

No one likes it when they book shipping and the estimated LTL freight transit time they were given turns out to be off by a day or two or more. At times like that, it’s important to remember that LTL freight transit time estimates are just that: estimates. Here are a few other points that […]

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Customer Spotlight: Visone Auto Mart Used RV Parts

August 16, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

The nation’s largest RV salvage yard, Visone Auto Mart, has counted on FreightCenter for shipping used RV parts from their home in eastern Kentucky, south of Lexington, since 2011. A 32-year-old business that also sells RVs, campers, motorhomes, work trucks and firetrucks, Visone has built a 5-star reputation for locating, testing and quickly shipping a […]

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