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    The Top 5 Benefits of Using a Freight Brokerage

    Posted by Brad Modaff on Mar 24, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    You’re looking to move a shipment but are unsure of whether or not using a freight brokerage is right for you. This can be a difficult decision, but it doesn’t have to be.

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    What is Digital Freight Matching? [Definition + Common Problems]

    Posted by Troy Heyne on Mar 23, 2021 10:30:00 AM

    Finding trucks to pull your freight in the current market is continuing to prove difficult. That’s forcing you to get more creative in the way you find capacity for a reasonable price. 

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    What is LTL Freight? [Definition + Examples]

    Posted by Josh Gewecke on Mar 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be a different animal than your typical full-truckload shipping options. Shipping a pallet one day can be different than shipping that same pallet on a different day...

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    How Freight Shipping Costs are Calculated

    Posted by Jason Halgrimson on Mar 18, 2021 9:59:35 AM

    Keeping a keen eye on your shipping budget can be tricky, especially when you don’t understand where your money is going, how shipping rates are calculated or how to make the most of the money you have. 

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    How Does Lead Time Impact Freight Shipping Cost?

    Posted by Mike Lochner on Mar 16, 2021 2:59:17 PM

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    What Does a Freight Brokerage Do?

    Posted by Josh Gewecke on Mar 12, 2021 10:05:36 AM

    The reliable transportation of your precious cargo, the freight essential to your business’s survival, is important. But with so many options available for moving a shipment from A to B, finding the best..

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    How Does Trailer Type Impact Freight Shipping Costs?

    Posted by Scott Kunkel on Mar 11, 2021 1:57:11 PM

    If you ship equipment that requires specialized trailers, it can be hard to remember which trailer type makes the most sense for you from both a cost and safety standpoint. After all, the equipment you’re..

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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 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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