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The Top 10 Reasons Why Freight Shipments Fail

Posted by Cory Link on May 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Your freight shipment failed again. Your truck didn’t show up, your freight didn’t make it on time, and your relationship with your customer is struggling. Every time you ask your transportation partner why..

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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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What Are the Hours of Service (HOS) For Truck Drivers?

Posted by Sean Glenz on Apr 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The trucking industry is dangerous. 48,000 pounds of fabricated steel flying down the highway at 65 miles per hour simply can’t go unmonitored. As such, there are systems in place to make sure that the..

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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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How Have Fluctuations in Shipping Rates Changed Over Time?

Posted by Terry Weiland on Mar 31, 2021 10:00:00 AM

As a shipper, you know that having a good grasp on what it should cost to move your freight is important, but it feels like it's getting harder to do so these days. This makes you wonder what causes..

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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 Does a Freight Brokerage Do?

Posted by Josh Gewecke on Mar 12, 2021 10:05:36 AM

The reliable transportation of your precious cargo, the freight essential to your business’s survival, is important. But with so many options available for moving a shipment from A to B, finding the..

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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 Documents Are Required for International Shipping?

Posted by Dan Kneip on Apr 23, 2020 12:35:18 PM

Whether or not you’re new to shipping your inventories internationally, it can be hard to remember every piece of documentation you need. And you may have already learned the hard way that missing even one..

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