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Insider Advice for Shipping Paper Products

Paper products keep households, businesses, and offices running in an orderly fashion. Each day we use countless paper products in all different ways – whether it’s the newspaper you read in the morning or the banners and posters hung around your office – paper is everywhere. The Truth About Paper Usage in the United States […]

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How to Get Your Motorcycle to Laughlin River Run

April 4, 2017 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

Riding Season is Forever Does riding season ever really start and end? Most bikers will tell you a resounding no. They’ll say something like the season starts as soon as you can get outside without freezing and ends one day before you’ll freeze again. To bikers, there really is no day quite like the first day […]

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What Is the 411 on LTL Shipping?

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

LTL |el-tee-el| – n. 1. the transportation of relatively small freight. Short for less-than-truckload. The alternative to LTL carriers are parcel carriers or full truckload (FTL) carriers. Parcel carriers typically work with small packages that can be broken down into units that are less than 150 pounds. Meanwhile, full truckload carriers usually work with shipments over 10,000 pounds. How Important Is […]

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How to Fill out an LTL Quote Form

So, you’re looking to get a freight quote, huh? You’ll want to make sure you do it correctly, so you can’t just fill out any quote form.  At FreightCenter, we’ve made getting a quote easy for even the amateur shipper. Let’s start by going through the process step-by-step. Gather ALL relevant information regarding the freight and the shipment. Imagine […]

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FreightCenter Teaches You How to Build a Freight Pallet

When shipping items by freight, items will typically need to be packaged by boxes, crates, or pallets.  Freight carriers will not pick an item up for shipment if the item is not properly packaged.  This will result in extra fees, wasted time, and added frustration.  If the freight carrier does transport the item, improper packaging […]

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5 Common Freight Shipping Mistakes

When most people seek freight shipping, they are often unfamiliar to the industry and looking for a one-time solution for their freight shipping needs. This creates a level of miscommunication as the logistics industry is rather complex and without prior knowledge, it can be easy to encounter setbacks while trying to ship your freight. We’ve […]

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Spooky Freight Stories

October 17, 2016 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under | No Comments

Are These the Spookiest Freight Stories You’ll Ever Hear? (Keep Reading to Find Out) Happy Halloween from FreightCenter! It’s that time of year again – grab a cup of hot cocoa, pull the covers up over your head, and check out these killer stories.When you think of furniture freight, you might think of the sofa you shipped […]

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Business Development Specialists: More Than Just a Freight Provider

Kevin owns an automated brewing systems manufacturing company and has been a long time customer of ours. He even credits our shipping solutions for his business’s growth. But let’s pretend Kevin is using FreightCenter’s services for the first time. Kevin calls FreightCenter to request an LTL freight quote to send one of his 290 gallon […]

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Ready for the Upturn

July 26, 2016 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under | No Comments

Focus on hiring and retention right now, so you’ll be ahead of the pack when the freight – and the driver shortage – comes back. Carriers are currently consumed by keeping their heads above water in these turbulent economic times, making every effort to get their revenue and income back up to sane levels and […]

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Thinking of Shipping to Canada, Eh?

July 8, 2016 | By FreightCenter Team | Under | No Comments

This Canada Day we’re celebrating in the best way we know how to: talking about freight shipping! In this post, we’ll cover some of the differences between the U.S. and Canada freight shipping industries and what you should know before shipping cross-border to our northern neighbors. In April 2016, U.S. to Canada freight totaled $45.9 billion. That’s a […]

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