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    What Are Spot 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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    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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    What You Need to Know About Seasonal Load Restrictions This Spring

    Posted by Leah Kuechle on Feb 4, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    As someone who's responsible for shipping and logistics, you know plenty of factors can impact your ability to transport goods from point A to point B. For example, you know that, during the treacherous..

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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 Mike Lochner 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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