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    Accessorial Charges 101: Defining Trucking Industry Surcharges

    Posted by Mike Zarns on Mar 5, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    If you've ever received an itemized quote from your transportation provider, you've probably come across a few surcharges you've never heard of. Like any trade, there are a lot of industry-specific terms..

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    What is Happening to the Trucking Industry? [And How to Overcome the Next “Perfect Storm”]

    Posted by Mark Andres on Mar 3, 2021 1:28:41 PM

    If you’re a shipper or a transportation provider, the past several weeks have probably added a few gray hairs to your head.

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    Freight Broker vs. Asset-Based Carrier: What Logistics Provider is Right for You?

    Posted by Jerry Ramirez on Feb 25, 2021 8:10:08 AM

    This always seems to be a topic of discussion in our industry with no clear-cut solution. You may be left wondering, “Should I use a freight broker or asset carrier?” Whether you ship high volumes of..

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    Why Do Trucking Rates Change? [And How to Avoid Paying More]

    Posted by Dean Pasek on Feb 15, 2021 9:12:28 AM

    As a transportation provider, one of the most common questions we get from our customers and prospects is why do trucking rates change? You’ve probably wondered the same thing yourself a time or two. In..

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    What You Need to Know About Seasonal Load Restrictions This Spring

    Posted by Leah Kuechle on Feb 4, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    As someone who's responsible for shipping and logistics, you know plenty of factors can impact your ability to transport goods from point A to point B. For example, you know that, during the treacherous..

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    How to Ensure Your Next Retail Fixture Shipping Project Is a Success

    Posted by Deb Meester on Feb 2, 2021 10:15:00 AM

    Months after COVID-19 temporarily slowed the global economy to a crawl, we’re all learning how to rebound, navigate newfound complexities and shift processes to meet ever-changing consumer needs. And while..

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    What Does Same-Day Shipping Cost?

    Posted by Brandon Voigt on Jan 29, 2021 8:37:51 AM

    Much like getting your last-minute Christmas gifts delivered using overnight shipping, having your carrier move your freight the same day you request a quote comes at a premium. We’ll break down what goes..

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    The Jones Act and Shipping to Hawaii and Puerto Rico

    Posted by Steve Hastings on Jan 27, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    For 100 years, the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (aka the Jones Act) has been the foundation of Domestic Maritime regulation in the U.S. The Jones Act has had a positive impact on the U.S. shipping industry..

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    How Does Freight Seasonality Impact Shipping Costs?

    Posted by Mike Lochner on Jan 18, 2021 9:05:34 AM

    Whether or not you, as a shipper, move goods that have changing demand depending on the season, you are affected by those that do. Before getting into the why, let’s define seasonality and talk through a..

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    The Pros and Cons of Spot Vs. Contract Pricing

    Posted by Troy Heyne on Jan 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    Two of the most common pricing options when shipping truckload freight are contract rates and spot rates.

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