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Weight, Weight… Don’t Tell Me!

April 19, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

We lie about our weight all the time, and everyone forgives us for doing so because they do it, too. Freight is not so forgiving. Getting the right weight is important. Yet many shippers have tried just about everything else. Wouldn’t it be nice? Over the years, numerous attempts have been made to help shippers […]

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Mid-American Trucking Show Celebrates Heroes and Milestones

April 17, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

More than 71,000 people from 50 states and 61 countries braved a freak spring snowstorm to attend the 2018 Mid-American Trucking Show (MATS), held March 22-24 in Louisville, Kentucky. This year’s show, which featured 1,008 exhibitors and covered more than a million square feet of the Kentucky Exposition Center, once again focused on truck owner-operators […]

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Trade Show Shipping Savings & Service Secrets

April 10, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

Many companies that exhibit in trade shows turn the entire event over to their marketing or sales department. Of all their priorities, the cost of trade show shipping seldom makes the list. The top three priorities usually consist of the following: 1. Determine show goals and how to achieve them 2. Design, write and produce […]

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Freight Quote Factors: Full Truckload vs Less-than-Truckload

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

The truck cabs shown above look identical, and they might be carrying cargos that appear to be exactly alike, but their freight designations could be very different: some might be LTL (less-than-truckload) while others are TL (full truckload). From freight quote to booking a carrier, the initial stages of TL and LTL shipping have several […]

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As Freight Shipping Costs Surge, SMBs Find the Deals

ELDs, and why they’re important Shippers who follow the freight industry could see the recent surge in freight shipping costs coming a mile away. Every logistics trade publication predicted that the phased-in compliance of ELDs (Electronic Logging Device)—which began December 16, 2017—would disrupt the industry in terms of productivity and freight shipping costs, and they […]

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Where Have All the Ebay Freight Shipping Solutions Gone?

February 23, 2018 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under , | No Comments

“Amazon, Amazon, Amazon,” I Say Jokingly as I Think about Ebay’s past and Future. Have we forgotten eBay? When the auction website launched in 1995, it was the premier eCommerce solution. Sellers and buyers flocked to the site to buy and sell vintage items, rare objects, and everyday stuff like a broken laser pointer (eBay’s […]

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3 Alarmingly Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Like every other aspect of running a business, shipping freight comes with a learning curve. Unfortunately, the freight shipping learning curve can be more expensive than necessary if you’re not careful. A lot of business operators will be surprised to learn about these three ways an alarmingly larger than expected shipping bill can be run […]

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The Air Freight Industry Is Experiencing Astronomical Growth

Of the 3.69 million Americans that will be flying to their destinations this holiday season (source: AAA) – how many are aware that their luggage might be sharing the belly of the plane with additional cargo? Regular schedules and dedicated space below the plane make commercial airlines an attractive option for couriers looking for a fast […]

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Do Furniture Logistics Really Have a Leg to Stand On?

November 2, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under , | No Comments

In a world where online retailers are booming, does it come as any surprise that the furniture industry performs twice as well as the overall economy? Growing at a rate of 6-7% year after year, the furniture industry is not going anywhere, anytime soon. Despite millennials delaying home ownership for longer than previous generations, they’re still the […]

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This Is Why Freight Insurance Is an Absolute Must

The Breakdown on Freight Insurance Often, shippers leave the fate of their freight in the hands of chance. As experts in freight (and having seen it all) we can’t stress enough the importance of purchasing additional freight insurance for your shipment. What you may have saved in the short term by not including insurance, will […]

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