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    Trucking Terminology: A Glossary of Common Shipping Terms

    Posted by ATS 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 realistic..

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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 Freight Shipping Costs are 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 have. 

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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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    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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    Breakbulk Shipping: How It Works and How It’s Changing

    Posted by Jay Thomassen on Jan 8, 2021 9:15:00 AM

    As a shipper, you know not every item you ship will fit neatly inside a container. And that’s why there’s bulk shipping, which is the process of transporting large quantities of loose goods directly onto a..

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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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