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Alert: Recent Overlength Issues and How to Handle Them

We’ve recently seen a sharp rise in the number of carriers that have reduced their overlength limits to 96” (8 feet). These carriers continue to ship items that are more than 96” in length, but they charge extra to do so. This change has become an inconvenience and an extra expense for many of our […]

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5 Ways Consignors and Consignees Can Reduce Shipping Stress

Shipping freight and stress seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are ways that consignors and consignees can work together to reduce that stress. If you are not familiar with the terms consignor and consignee, it’s easiest to think of them this way. The consignor is the shipper, the person or entity that sends the shipment […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 6: How Freight Insurance Works

Shipping freight can be a little stressful, which is why we’ve put this guide together to make sure you remain a happy shipper. There’s a lot to keep an eye on, but with the right precautions taken before your cargo hits the road (or sky, or sea), you can plan and ship without giving it […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 5: Avoid Billing Adjustments

So far in our series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, we’ve dug deep into ways that you can improve your shipping success and become a happier shipper by paying closer attention to weights and measures, freight class and packaging.  These three areas are usually where the trouble lies when freight shipping goes awry and costly billing […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 4: Practical Freight Packaging

Freight packaging is so big a subject that the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) conducts a 3-part webinar series on the subject twice a year. Each module is 1.5 hours long and the cost to participate is more than $200 per attendee. What’s the big deal? Putting a 4,000 pound freight package on a […]

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The Art of Making LTL Freight Shipping Look Simple

May 31, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

For FreightCenter customers, LTL freight shipping should be simple. Get your instant quotes, choose the carrier you want, and presto, that’s it! And that’s how simple we want the shipping process to be for our shippers. But a lot of work goes into making freight shipping look that easy, and as hard as we work […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 3: Getting Freight Class Right

In this, the third in our series of Keys to Shipping Happiness blog posts, you’ll learn how to get your freight class right and avoid ever having to get a billing adjustment for freight class. Freight class is a very straightforward concept. By standardizing the classification of freight on a scale of 18 classes between […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 2: Vital Freight Measurements

One of the main reasons we decided to create this series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, was to help relieve our LTL freight shipping customers of billing adjustments, as much as possible. We’d love to make billing adjustments disappear entirely, but that’s a lot to ask of a six-part blog series. Vital freight measurements earns a spot […]

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5 Questions A First-Time Freight Shipper Doesn’t Know to Ask

If you’re a first-time freight shipper—whether an individual or a company—the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight is not like calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. Freight shipping has its own rules, and they can be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 1: The LTL Shipper’s Checklist

At FreightCenter, we believe that a successful LTL shipper (Less-than-Truckload) is a happy shipper. So, we’ve put together a blog series called Keys to Shipping Happiness. The first of the series is a simple checklist that should steer you toward LTL shipping success, and away from common shipping disappointments that sometimes lead to costly billing […]

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