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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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Hospitality Logistics: 4 Keys to Success

Posted by Christopher Matuska on Jul 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Moving freight in the hospitality industry can be a complex process, especially when deadlines are tight and timelines are dynamic. Without a competent transportation partner, companies like yours can..

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How Is Milk-Run Logistics Used to Ship Freight?

Posted by Mike Zarns on May 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Supply chains can be complex. Some organizations have shipments coming and going at all hours and, often, this can make managing budgets and maintaining timelines difficult.

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Why is my freight shipment taking so long? [LTL, PTL & FTL comparison]

Posted by Janelle Kunkel on May 10, 2021 9:57:00 AM

If you’ve recently used less-than-truckload or partial-truckload transportation services for your freight, you’re probably wondering why the transit timing for these shipments is so hard to predict,..

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The Advantages of Using Drop Trailers for Freight Shipping

Posted by Tyler Gregory on Apr 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Let’s face it, transportation is unpredictable. Deadlines get missed, budgets get overextended and partnerships are put to the test. You're falling behind on your loading times and you’re looking for a..

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Why Do Freight Brokers Fall Through? (and how to hold them accountable)

Posted by Joe Graham on Apr 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Whenever your broker falls through and jeopardizes the smooth success of your supply chain, you wonder: What happened? And most importantly, how can I make sure this doesn’t happen again? 

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What Are Spot Market Quotes and How Does a Freight Brokerage Use Them?

Posted by Christopher Matuska on Apr 5, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You’ve been given a spot quote for your freight and you’re not sure how it was calculated or whether a spot quote is best for your business. Since the spot market is such a huge part of the trucking..

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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 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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