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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    7 Signs To Know if You’re Hiring a Stable Transportation Provider

    Posted by Jason Netland on Jul 30, 2020 2:22:47 PM

    The freight market can fluctuate almost as much as the weather in the Midwest (for those of you not from the Midwest, that means it can fluctuate a lot). And right now, we’re in the middle of one of the..

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    Technology in Transportation: How Does Your Carrier Stack Up?

    Posted by Mark Andres on Jun 25, 2020 4:25:18 PM

    The days of doing business over fax or even snail mail are fading. This could be due in part to the fact that people within a company generally aren’t in a central office anymore — particularly now in the..

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