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How Does Your Freight's Origin Impact Your Final Shipping Price?

Posted by Tony Block on Oct 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Sometimes, it can feel like things are only getting more expensive. Especially when every freight rate you’re given seems steeper than the next. Just like other logistics professionals, using your shipping..

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What Does Dry Van Shipping Cost?

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

So you want to move some dry van freight. Not only that but you’re committed to sticking to a set budget this time around. That said, you realize how failing to understand the way dry van rates are..

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What Does Open-Deck Shipping Cost? [8 Factors To Know]

Posted by Crystal Lahr on Sep 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Your open-deck shipping price, although difficult to predict, is important to understand. Budgeting your transportation dollars appropriately is crucial to managing your company’s supply chain logistics...

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4 Out-Of-The-Box Ways to Save Money on Your Freight Rates

Posted by Joseph Christensen on Sep 10, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Not to be the bearer of bad news but you may be overpaying for your freight. Sure, spending an extra dollar here or there isn’t terribly destructive. You’ve been known to swing an occasional splurge..

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How Does Temperature Impact Reefer Shipping Price?

Posted by Blake Ryan on Aug 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to temperature-controlled shipping, reefers make the world go round. And, for the shippers with products that have special temperature considerations, using a reefer simply can’t be avoided. 

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The Trucking Industry in September 2021: What you should know

Posted by Eric Metso on Aug 18, 2021 10:13:58 AM

September is a pivotal month in many respects. The seasons shift from summer to fall and shorts are swapped for long pants as the warmth of longer days slowly dims.

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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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How Are Freight Shipping Costs 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..

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How Does Freight Seasonality Impact Shipping Costs?

Posted by Crystal Lahr 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 Rates Vs. Contract Rates

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

Depending on how frequently you ship freight, you've probably had the debate on whether you should use the spot market versus the contract market. After all, they are two of the most common pricing options..

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