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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 dollars you..

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How Does Lead Time Impact Freight Shipping Cost?

Posted by Crystal Lahr on Mar 16, 2021 2:59:17 PM

You want to get the most from your transportation budget but just don’t know the best way to do so. In an industry as nuanced as the transportation industry, we know that maintaining your bottom line..

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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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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 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 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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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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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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