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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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Do You Need Insurance for Full or Partial Truckload Freight Shipping?

Truckload Freight Should Be Covered by Cargo Insurance Shippers are learning that full or partial truckload shipping has several advantages, including: Fewer shipments (if any) from other carriers on board More direct routes from pickup to delivery saves time No worries about freight class, measurements and similar LTL concerns While experienced shippers may consider purchasing […]

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4 Measurements of Freight Broker Effectiveness in 2018

Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker.  Here’s why. There is a capacity shortage in the freight shipping industry. Trucks and drivers are in short supply, loads take longer to deliver and the law of supply and demand has dictated that prices be raised. As a result, more […]

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Glider Kit Controversy Pits Businesses Against Environment

In 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, put emissions standards in place to control the diffusion of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from heavy duty trucks. The trucking industry soon realized a potential workaround for these regulations: glider kits. The glider kit industry has been around for nearly 50 years but until recently it […]

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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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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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How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

November 15, 2017 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under | No Comments

It’s that time of year again – temperatures are going down, holiday décor is going up, and winter is officially on its way. But that’s no reason to leave your freight out in the cold. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which would ultimately result in damage or […]

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How to Be Successful in Logistics During All Seasons of the Year

Seasons by the Truckload We see it all in our Truckload department: Big or small and wide or tall. We arrange containers of fresh peaches from Georgia to New York. We oversee the logistics of multi-stop flatbed loads that require road escort. We’ve helped residential developers move 32 pallets of wood flooring from a warehouse […]

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Instant Truckload Rating Saves You Time and Money

This year has been an exciting one for FreightCenter. We changed our brand, revamped our positioning and just launched a totally redesigned, mobile-friendly website. We also introduced a brand-new service: instant truckload rating. FreightCenter is proud to be one of the first freight shipping companies to offer instant, online truckload rating. Don’t think we’re new […]

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