• 3 23 2022
    Freight insurance is distinct from carrier liability.

    Freight Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Freight carriers perform the vital duty of delivering freight for businesses across the country. They follow numerous safety and handling procedures to ensure your freight reaches its destination safely. However, accidents or mishaps can still happen at any given time. When this occurs, you may need to rely on freight insurance for compensation.

    Let’s examine freight insurance in more...

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  • 3 16 2022
    Freight brokers should ensure the carriers in their network have insurance. Image description: A photo showing trucks in a parking lot.

    5 Signs You Should Switch to a Different Freight Broker

    Many businesses maintain long standing relationships with their freight brokers. These brokers are expected to assist them with all their logistics needs. However, not every freight broker is up to the mark when it comes to services. If you have been dissatisfied with your current broker, it may be time to switch to a different one.

    Let’s look at 5 signs you should switch to a different...

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  • 2 16 2022
    Less than truck load shipments can be most cost effective.

    Full Truckloads vs. Less Than Truckloads: What's the Difference

    Shipping freight can be a relatively simple task, especially if you are using a freight broker to match your shipment with the right carrier. However, businesses that wish to ship freight often need to choose between shipping via full truckloads (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL). These terms can be confusing for anyone unfamiliar with the freight shipping industry.

    Let’s examine the...

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  • 2 01 2022
    The demand for freight shipping varies throughout the week.

    4 Ways to Reduce Your Shipping Rates

    Businesses that wish to keep their costs low often need to seek out affordable ways to ship their supplies and finished goods. However, this can be challenging for those who aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of the freight shipping industry. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to save on shipping rates without compromising on shipping service quality.

    Here are some easy...

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  • 1 18 2022
    Freight carriers can minimize the risk of accidents by offering their drivers accident training.

    4 Reasons for Freight Shipping Delays

    The freight shipping industry plays a vital role in helping businesses transport their supplies and goods across the country. However, these logistics operations are often riddled with delays that lead to deliveries taking longer than expected. Let’s look at some of the common reasons for these delays and how some freight carriers attempt to combat them.

    1.     Weather Conditions...

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  • 1 10 2022
    A freight broker should have insurance coverage.

    How to Choose the Best Freight Broker

    Businesses that wish to ship freight across the country will need to find the right company for the job. This is where freight brokers come in. Freight brokers connect you with carriers and help you find the best deal for your freight shipment. However, you may be wondering how to find the right freight broker for your needs.

    Some things to look out for when assessing a freight broker...

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  • 12 29 2021
    Freight carriers must bear high fuel costs.

    4 Challenges Freight Carriers Encounter on the Road

    Freight carriers perform the vital duty of transporting goods across the country. Thousands of businesses rely on these carriers for their day-to-day operations. However, few people realize the challenges carriers must overcome when transporting freight on road. Let’s look at some of these challenges and how it is possible to work around them.

    1.Poor Road Conditions

    Let’s face...

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  • 11 17 2021
    Railroad shipping can be a good option if you need to transport your freight across the country.

    Is Truck Shipping Faster Than Railroad Shipping

    Freight can be transported across the country in a variety of ways. This includes via road, rail, air, or by sea. Businesses are often tasked with choosing between shipping their goods via trucks or trains due to certain limitations. You might be wondering what the advantages of each of these options is, and whether or not one is faster than the other.

    Let’s compare the different...

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  • 11 09 2021
    Carriers are legally required to have insurance.

    4 Red Flags to Look Out for When Choosing a Freight Carrier

    Freight carrier services are essential for any business that wishes to use a third party to ship their goods to retailers. However, choosing between freight carriers can be challenging if you have never used them before. One way to get around this problem is to use a freight broker such as Action Transport Inc to match you with a reliable...

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  • 10 27 2021
    January to March is the quiet season for freight carriers.

    What Is the Best Time of Year for Shipping?

    The freight shipping industry experiences periods of high demand and low demand at different points in the year. This is the norm in many industries across the country. However, businesses that wish to have their goods or supplies delivered on time and at low rates must understand these trends before hiring a freight carrier at a particular time of year.

    Let’s look at the best time of...

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