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4 Factors That Raise Your Freight Rates (and how to avoid paying more)

Posted by Dean Pasek on Jul 28, 2021 10:36:23 AM

Without understanding the price you’re paying for your freight, maintaining a budget can quickly get out of hand. Freight rates and the factors that dictate them are constantly fluctuating. This can leave..

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[Video] What Are Spot Quotes and How Does a Freight Brokerage Use Them?

Posted by Dean Pasek on Jun 28, 2021 4:08:37 PM

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The Top 5 Most Expensive Freight Shipping Destination Types

Posted by Cory Link on Jun 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that all told, there are roughly 19,495 incorporated cities, villages, towns and communities in the United States of America? 

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What “Do You Have a Truck in Hand?” Means For Shipping Capacity

Posted by Christopher Matuska on May 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You can’t trust just anyone with your shipment. Your deadline is important and your customer is waiting. And so, you’re asking if we have a “truck in hand” for your freight.

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What’s Causing the Truck Driver Salary Increase? [And How It Benefits You]

Posted by Joe Goering on Apr 8, 2021 9:40:00 AM

It's been tough balancing the increased shipping costs lately. Yet, it seems like you keep reading about another trucking company increasing pay for their drivers.

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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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What is Happening to the Trucking Industry? [And How to Overcome the Next “Perfect Storm”]

Posted by Mark Andres on Mar 3, 2021 1:28:41 PM

If you’re a shipper or a transportation provider, the past several weeks have probably added a few gray hairs to your head.

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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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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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