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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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Freight Shipping Market Volatility Makes 3PLs Indispensable

Freight shipping is a reactive industry, much like the tail of the dog. Freight carriers can’t create demand, they just react to it. When the economy is as strong as it was in 2018, demand is high, capacity is low and rates rise. In addition to a strong economy, 2018 was notable for the introduction […]

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Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. When he received photos of the stagecoach, he had to check out its history. Sam researched the […]

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Hemp Hauling: A Whole New Adventure

One of the joys of working in logistics is partnering with businesses across a variety of fascinating industries. There are all kinds of fun cargo in niche markets that needs to get hauled. Industrial hemp has all the ingredients of an oddball, polarizing and intriguing product which needs its place on the highways. Now, before […]

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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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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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