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The Trucking Industry In October 2021: What you should know

Posted by Scott Cromer on Sep 29, 2021 10:00:21 AM

Ahhh. We made it to the first double-digit month of the year. To the second phase of fall, 92 days before the end of quarter four, to October. 

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Can I Overhang Freight On a Flatbed Trailer?

Posted by Andrew Beckmann on Sep 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The total freight length you’re legally allowed to transport using a flatbed trailer changes from one state to the next. Each state government has very specific guidelines outlining what dimensions shippers..

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How To Get Oversized Load Permits For Your Freight (3 Easy Steps)

Posted by Joanna Jungels & Leah Kuechle on Sep 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Oversized load permits are required for shipments that exceed the legal dimensional restrictions for the states, counties and townships they traverse during transit. 

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What is a Flatrack Container? [And When You Should Use It]

Posted by Darek Stachowski on May 25, 2021 8:22:00 AM

You’ve spent years shipping your company’s inventories domestically and have a pretty good grasp on the trailer types to use for your products. Now, you’re being asked to ship internationally and it’s an..

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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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How Many Miles is a Truck Driver Allowed to Drive in One Day?

Posted by Andrew Beckmann on Mar 29, 2021 8:45:00 AM

We’ve all been there before. Out of nowhere, someone needs something from you last minute. So it’s up to you to get your inventories picked up and delivered as fast as possible. But what’s a..

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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 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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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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