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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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    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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    How the Truck Driver Shortage Is Impacting Shipping Capacity

    Posted by Ben Delong on Jan 5, 2021 9:59:53 AM

    Without truck drivers, your supply chain — and everyone else’s — would come to a screeching halt. Not only are they a critical component in moving shipments from one point to the next, but their expertise..

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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 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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    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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    Infographic: Through-Trailer Service vs Cross-Docking

    Posted by ATS on Aug 26, 2020 9:56:18 AM

    There are two main ways shippers get their freight across the international borders between the United States and Mexico. And there are several reasons shippers should choose one shipping method over the..

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    Heavy Haul Trailer Fit Equation Infographic

    Posted by ATS on Jun 3, 2020 9:38:33 AM

    The below infographic can be used as a resource to help determine what size trailer you need to haul your load.

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