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What is Hot Shot Trucking?

Posted by Mike Rudnick on Jul 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Hot shot trucking just sounds like fun doesn’t it? Like a freshly fueled rocket ship ready to blast into orbit or that little red bicycle you had as a kid. . . oh, nostalgia.

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What is "Zone-Skipping" In Freight Shipping?

Posted by Richard Phillips on May 24, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Shipping large quantities of freight to a wide array of receivers can be a complex task. But understanding the best way to do this, what options are on the table and which services fit your supply chain is..

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How Much Are Common Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Accessorial Charges?

Posted by Josh Gewecke on May 17, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The last itemized list you got from your less-than-truckload transportation provider probably had several surcharges that were included in your final rate. Like many industries, the trucking world is ripe..

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What is a Bill of Lading (BOL) In Freight Shipping?

Posted by Terry Weiland on May 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You’re new to shipping freight and have heard the term “bill of lading” thrown around about your shipments. You know that this is an important piece of the freight shipping process but just aren’t sure how..

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Why is my freight shipment taking so long? [LTL, PTL & FTL comparison]

Posted by Janelle Kunkel on May 10, 2021 9:57:00 AM

If you’ve recently used less-than-truckload or partial-truckload transportation services for your freight, you’re probably wondering why the transit timing for these shipments is so hard to predict,..

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Dry Van vs. Reefer Trailer: Which is best for your freight?

Posted by Blake Ryan on Apr 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

When moving freight across the country, the volume of equipment types available can seem endless. What each is used for and which is best for my commodity are common queries asked by shippers far and wide...

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How Does Distance Impact Freight Delivery Timing?

Posted by Jake Eisenwinter on Apr 7, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Of course the distance your freight needs to travel impacts the time it takes to get there. Based on land distance alone it takes longer to get from NY to Cal than from NY to N.J. But there’s more to it..

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Trucking Terminology: A Glossary of Common Shipping Terms

Posted by Cory Link on Apr 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You’ve probably realized that the trucking industry is brimming with unique jargon. This can make starting in this industry, or working with it from the outside, overwhelming. The wide variety of terms and..

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What Are The Common Trailer Types Used in The Trucking Industry?

Posted by Aaron Winter on Mar 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

With so many different trailers on the roads today, it can be difficult to discern what each is used for and which is best for your freight.

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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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