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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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Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best?

August 12, 2019 | 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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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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Clarifying Dimensional Weight vs. Actual Weight for Shippers

August 5, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

DIM Weight Was Created by the Air Freight Industry When air freight carriers noticed that many of the packages they carried were lighter than you would expect due to the the size of the package, they realized they were handling a lot of light packages that took up a lot of space on the aircraft. […]

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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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4 Advantages of Full Truckload Freight Shipping

June 20, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

What type of freight shipping is best for me? This may be a question you have asked yourself more than once. While LTL is the most popular form of shipping, if you are shipping cargo weighing 5,000 pounds or more you really should compare the benefits and costs of both Full Truckload and LTL shipping. […]

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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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