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    What's Affecting Shipping Capacity and Rates This Unusual Retail Peak Season?

    Posted by Ben Spurgin on Nov 18, 2020 9:35:00 AM

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the transportation industry in various ways over the past nine months, forcing shippers and carriers into some challenging scenarios. And as we enter retail peak season,..

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    Why Do Line-Haul Rates Vary and How Can You Get More Cost Control?

    Posted by Eric Metso on Nov 9, 2020 2:17:34 PM

    Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what your freight prices are going to be to ship from point A to point B, every time? If only it were that simple. Let’s break down why the answer to “how much will this..

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    Protect Your Freight by Packing, Crating & Storing Before Shipping

    Posted by Scott Cromer on Oct 12, 2020 9:26:00 AM

    When shipping sensitive, fragile, expensive — or all of the above — cargo overseas, it’s important to ensure it’s properly protected. Whether it’s the salty sea air or the turbulent waves, cargo on a vessel..

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    Why Marine Cargo Insurance Is Essential Yet Often Overlooked

    Posted by Jay Thomassen on Oct 7, 2020 10:02:34 AM

    Most Shippers assume if a carrier's negligence causes damage to your freight while in transit, they're liable to cover up to a set dollar amount per pound of freight. When the freight is more valuable than..

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    Why Heavy Haul Shipping Requires Additional Equipment, Expertise and Planning

    Posted by Ben Delong on Oct 6, 2020 9:24:00 AM

    If you're shipping large items that can't legally fit within the dimensions of a standard dry van or open-deck flatbed, and you anticipate your shipments weighing more than 55,000 pounds each, then you need..

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    Multimodal Shipping: How to Make Your Next Project a Success

    Posted by Cassandra Olsen on Oct 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM

    In some cases, a shipping project means loading components onto a truck, driving them to their destination and unloading them into your customer’s hands. But oftentimes, multimodal project logistics are..

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    Heavy Haul and Flatbed Shipping: How to Find the Right Trailer for Your Load

    Posted by Troy Heyne on Oct 1, 2020 9:03:07 AM

    When you need to ship freight that won't fit within the enclosed dimensions of a dry van, you know you need an open deck trailer. However, you might not know there's a wide variety of open deck trailers..

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    6 Ways to Identify an Ideal Freight Broker

    Posted by Crystal Lahr on Sep 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM

    There are more than 20,000 licensed freight brokers in the United States, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), so finding a trusted freight brokerage can be tough. We’ve put..

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    The Intricacies of Route Planning in Oversized Shipping Explained

    Posted by Joanna Jungels & Leah Kuechle on Sep 8, 2020 8:10:08 AM

    Shipping heavy items from point A to point B is always more complex than it appears. Behind every successful oversized shipping project, you’ll find dozens of shipping and transportation professionals..

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    Disruptions in Supply Chains Throughout History: What It Takes to Survive

    Posted by Rollie Anderson on Aug 26, 2020 12:44:29 PM

    Disruptions in the supply chain have been happening since the beginning of time. What do companies that survive have in common?

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