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What is Freight Class? (understanding your NMFC codes)

Posted by Kayla Laabs on Aug 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Carriers and transportation providers shouldn’t be the only people who understand less-than-truckload (LTL) freight classifications. After all, it’s not even their freight that needs transportation. No, as..

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What is Expedited Freight Shipping?

Posted by Jimmy Runkle on Aug 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Getting freight to your consignee’s door quickly, when it counts, can make or break your timelines. Be it a single pallet of machine parts or a truckload of fabricated steel, delivering on your commitments..

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What is a Tanker Endorsement?

Posted by Tyler Gregory on Jul 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Keeping up with the intricacies of this industry, in addition to your other daily duties, can be a difficult task. The transportation world is rich with terms and phrases, rules and regulations, and enough..

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What is Hot Shot Trucking?

Posted by Mike Rudnick on Jul 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Hot shot trucking just sounds like fun doesn’t it? Like a freshly fueled rocket ship ready to blast into orbit or that little red bicycle you had as a kid. . . oh, nostalgia.

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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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What is First-Come-First-Serve (FCFS) in Freight Shipping Logistics?

Posted by Brandon Voigt on Jun 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The pricing structure in the freight shipping industry is complex. The price you pay to move your freight is subject to many variables and — in some cases — first-come-first-serve (FCFS) is one such factor. 

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How Port Service Charges Impact the Cost of Freight Shipping

Posted by Sean Glenz on Jun 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You’ve routed your shipment through a port before and know that doing so provides its own set of unique fees and challenges. The services provided to your shipment at the port can become expensive and you..

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How Do Brokers Grow and Maintain a Reliable Carrier Network?

Posted by Erick Mumm on Jun 9, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Whether you’ve worked with a freight brokerage in the past or are thinking about doing so in the future, it’s important to understand how the right broker can help your business. The first step when making..

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What is Multi-Stop Truckload Shipping?

Posted by Mike Zarns on Jun 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The trucking industry is full of unique services dedicated to making the lives of shippers and receivers a little bit easier. You frequently ship freight to multiple customers but recently this process has..

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What is White-Glove Delivery Service in Freight Shipping?

Posted by Richard Phillips on Jun 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The freight shipping process can be confusing, difficult and complex. This is especially the case for those individuals and companies who don’t have the resources needed to properly offload freight. You’ve..

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