• 7 07 2021
    Consolidated shipping can be more complex than ordinary shipping.

    4 LTL Shipping Mistakes to Avoid

    Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is seen as a cost effective way for merchants to ship their goods to retail stores. It is favored over full truckload shipping for several reasons. However, this type of shipping requires some degree of preparation beforehand to ensure the goods arrive safely and on time.

    Many merchants using LTL shipping for the first time tend to make mistakes during...

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  • 6 22 2021
    A freight broker can match you with reliable freight carriers.

    5 Questions to Ask a Freight Broker

    Freight brokers play an important role in connecting clients with reliable freight carriers. They function as the middle-men that ensure your freight is delivered safely and on-time. However, choosing a freight broker can be tricky if you have never used one before.

    Consider asking a freight broker these five questions before hiring them.

    1.How Long Have You Been Operating?...

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  • 6 16 2021

    How Freight Shipping Analysis Saves Costs

    Modern freight carriers are constantly under pressure to complete their shipments in an efficient and cost effective manner. Many of them are adept at handling these responsibilities. However, this does involve plenty of pre-planning and analysis. Let’s look at some of the ways freight carriers use freight shipping analysis to save costs on their shipments.

    The Need for Freight...

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  • 2 25 2016

    The Impact of Unionized Carriers on Freight Costs

    Many people do not realize the profound impact that unions have on freight costs. In fact, when a customer notices a sudden increase in freight costs from their regular carrier, it is likely that the increase can be traced to pressure from unionized truckers to raise wages for drivers.

    While the majority of...

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  • 12 17 2015
    Decline in Transportation as Economy Barometer

    Factors That Contribute to a Decline in Transportation

    Activity within the trucking industry is often viewed as a barometer for the U.S. economy. The trucking industry often feels the effects of economic slowdowns before the rest of the people in the U.S. When transportation begins to slow during historically busy times of the year, some economists begin to worry that our country is facing an economic downturn. Others begin to...

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  • 12 02 2015
    Tips on Handling Damaged Freight

    Key Tips on Handling Damaged Freight

    No one who utilizes freight carriers is immune to the possibility of freight damage. While it may be impossible to control damage-inducing events such as natural disasters, there are measures that can be taken to help lessen the negative impact of freight damage. If damage is suspected, there are steps that should be followed to help ensure that damaged goods are replaced or...

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  • 11 10 2015

    The Impact of Natural Disasters on Freight Carriers

    Our country’s economy is reliant upon trucks and other freight carriers to connect manufacturers and suppliers with consumers across the country. In most cases, freight companies are able to meet deadlines and provide the safe delivery of products. However, companies that are dependent upon the timely delivery of goods should be aware that there are circumstances and events...

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  • 10 26 2015

    Keeping the Freight Process Simple

    At first glance, the concept of freight seems simple. Commonly known as the transfer of products or goods from one location to another, freight plays a vital role in our economy by linking manufacturers or providers with customers.

    In spite of its simple concept, the freight process is full of complexities. These endless details can become overwhelming...

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  • 9 30 2015

    LTL with Action Transport

    Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is an affordable way to transport a relatively small collection of goods. Most LTL shipments consist of 10 or fewer pallets or small crates. The average LTL shipment would only occupy a small portion of the space inside a semi-trailer. While LTL transit times are typically a bit longer than transit times for a dedicated truckload, LTL shipping is usually...
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  • 8 31 2015
    Road in need of repair

    Fuel Taxes and Road Repair Funding

    Fuel taxes have long been used as funding to repair roads and infrastructure. There is a seemingly logical reason for this. One might say individuals who drive more, wear down the roads more and should be paying for their maintenance rather than having road repair funds sourced from general property or income tax levied on city dwellers who don't use roads.  On the other hand, roads are used...

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