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2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: More Capacity Could Heat Competition

2020 Freight Shipping Outlook Freight Shipping Factors Changing We’ve been pointing to a number of issues that have elevated freight shipping rates over the last few years. Number one among them has been a lack of freight shipping capacity caused by a lack of vehicles, a shortage of drivers and the use of Electronic Logging […]

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How to Fill out an LTL Quote Form

Ready to start shipping and need a freight quote? You’ll want to make sure you complete the quote form correctly so you get an accurate quote. Think of it like a recipe; putting in the right ingredients and the right amounts ensures your dish comes out tasting great! At FreightCenter, we’ve made getting a quote […]

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Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

All Hollow’s Eve will be here before we know it! But it’s not just going to be ghouls, goblins and vampires having the time of their undead lives. Shoppers are gearing up for the spookiest night of the year and retailers are ready to bank on the opportunity. The National Retail Federation forecasts that this […]

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How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Holiday Shipping by the Numbers According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. And if this year’s holiday e-commerce season […]

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‘Tis the Season to Go Green

The holidays are right around the corner! It’s a magical time of year that’s for sure, but consumer expectations have changed and are continuing to change. They are demanding faster deliveries and lower rates. Shippers everywhere are getting ready for their hectic shipping season and with a dramatic increase in online shopping, there are steps […]

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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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