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Why is Capacity Tight In the Food and Beverage Industry This Spring?

Posted by Crystal Lahr on Apr 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You’re worried about finding capacity this season. Two years ago, no one could’ve predicted the hectic nature of our world over the last 12 months. People, supply chains and businesses have suffered at the..

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Freight Broker vs. Asset 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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Why Do Trucking Rates Change? [And How to Avoid Paying More]

Posted by Dean Pasek on Feb 15, 2021 9:12:28 AM

As a transportation provider, one of the most common questions we get from our customers and prospects is why do trucking rates change? You’ve probably wondered the same thing yourself a time or two. In..

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How to Ensure Your Next Retail Fixture Shipping Project Is a Success

Posted by Deb Meester on Feb 2, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Months after COVID-19 temporarily slowed the global economy to a crawl, we’re all learning how to rebound, navigate newfound complexities and shift processes to meet ever-changing consumer needs. And while..

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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 Crystal Lahr 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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How to Forecast Your Transportation Costs Going into 2021

Posted by Paul Pfeiffer on Dec 18, 2020 2:59:59 PM

This time of the year, many of us are trying to plan ahead to next year. For shippers, that means figuring out your transportation expenses — which will be even more challenging than usual this year. Please..

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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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