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How to Choose a Best Freight Shipping Company

Finding the right freight forwarding company is not an easy task. With so many options in the market, it is justifiable to not know exactly what to analyze when it is time to choose a new partner or where to start looking for? But, it is critical to understand that a good freight forwarder can do a lot for your business.

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Temperature controlled freight shipping

Temperature or climate controlled freight shipping refers to the specialized movement of goods that need specialized handling due to temperature and climate sensitivities. An item that can get damaged or spoiled due to high or low temperatures is said to be climate sensitive freight and needs to be transported by reefer(refrigerated) trucks. It is possible with temperature controlled storage and refrigerated trucking. In perishable freight, the more sensitive the freight is to temperature changes, the higher its impact on the overall shipping costs for that load. There are different prices for cooled, chilled and frozen shipments because each type needs different cooling systems, packing, storage and transportation considerations.

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What Freight Carrier is Right for Your Business?

Freight carriers are the crucial part between products & customers, the pathway connecting freight with its intended destination. How do you find carriers that offer everything you require for logistical success? We have a few ideas to assist you in your search considering features that define the best carriers for your business.

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5 Supply Chain Trends You Need To Know In 2023

As the year is going to end, many supply chain executives will become embroiled in their firm's annual strategic planning process. It is worth reviewing the top trends that will be impacting supply chain management for the coming year and beyond, before executives do that. What follows are the top trends executives are required to be paying attention to before their strategic planning meetings begin.

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Looking Forward to 2023 for the transportation Industry

In every industry, there are some uncertainties, which nobody prefers. While, performing business operations in a marketplace is preferable which is stable, predictable, and calm. Therefore, with stability comes peace of mind and security.

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Reasons outsourcing Transportation Management will improve your logistics operations

In the United States, there is rarely an empty shelf at the grocery store because of the efficiency of the transportation management system. The organization of all logistics needs and requirements, from production centers to warehouses and to end-delivery centers is managed by an effective transportation management system. Therefore, the management of stock levels is not only applied to grocery stores but to e-commerce and businesses of all sizes.

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5 Key Considerations for Wide Load and Oversize Load Shipping

A legal permit is needed for a vehicle like a wide-load truck that typically exceeds the dimensions for traveling on the road. The permit carries information on which route is supposed to be taken and what date and time the load is supposed to be traveling on the highway. Approximately 5 million permits are granted every year. The method by which permit prices are calculated for oversize loads varies on the regulations of the state, load dimensions, weight in tons, and weight increments.

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Will Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck make a significant impact on the Logistics Industry in 2023

When Elon Musk declared the Tesla semi-truck in 2017, the logistics world was excited because the electric semi-truck was appearing to be a game changer for the supply chain and logistics industry.The Tesla semi-truck is relatively more expensive than a diesel-powered semi-truck.

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How to avoid unexpected freight accessorials in shipping.

The freight accessorial charges are common in the LTL shipping industry, and they might also result in logistical torment for shippers if they are left inexplicable. Unanticipated accessorial charges can lead to additional surplus charges which can harm your status as a shipper of choice.Most of the freight accessorial charges cannot be averted, therefore many of the most common unexpected accessorial charges arise from a lack of adequate preparation for shipments.

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How to Find the cheapest way to ship LTL freight

All the logistics companies whether operating on a small scale or large scale extensively compete for capacity. There are several difficulties in the market because of the excessive competition and usually, the companies are priced out of the market. When small or medium-sized businesses develop shipping strategies they ensure securing consistently affordable capacities. When developing shipping strategies, it is necessary to understand the factors which impact the price of LTL shipments. Discerning these factors will help in focussing on the current shipping strategy and will also support in planning and formulating strategies for future shipments.

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Reasons for truck drivers to switch to refrigerated freight

The truck driver shortage has resulted in more value and more job openings for truck drivers in 2022. The truckers are an ongoing asset of the American economy because they successfully transport goods from one part of the country to another part of the country.As the American economy is back to normal after the pandemic, the prospects of a truck driving career are higher than ever before, especially if you are looking to haul refrigerated freight.

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LTLFreight Class vs. NMFC Codes - What's the Difference?

The Less-than-truckload (LTL) and Full truckload (FTL) have some similarities but there are a few differences in comparison with how the shipments are quoted.Therefore, in this article, you will learn about the basics of freight class and NMFC codes

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Complete Guide to Freight Class 2022

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) describes a class as a way for providing the transportability of a commodity. The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the regulation that enforces this system by grouping commodities into one of the 18 classes generally ranging from 50 to 500. The NMFC determines this class by using four characteristics namely: Density, Stowability, Handling, and Liability.

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Food Distribution Industry Analysis - Role And Types Of Food Distributors

The process of food distribution is quite complex and the process benefits significantly from the involvement of a food distributor. To fully understand the food service supply chain, it is very necessary to understand the role of distributors and different types of distribution companies working in the present landscape of the logistics industry.

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What Are Refrigerated Trucks? State Its Importance And Challenges

Refrigerated trucks are used to transport perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, etc and pharmaceutical products. During shipment such types of products are chilled or frozen for preservation.

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Third-Party Logistics-Top 10 Advantages

The 3PL or third-party logistics is the service provided by third-party couriers and logistic companies to eCommerce stores in assisting with their shipping and order deliveries. The third-party logistics takes care of order procurement, storage, warehousing, stock management, labelling, picking, packing, and final deliveries of the orders to the ultimate customers.

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Standards To Be Followed by Food Service Distributors & Transportation Companies

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is passed in response to outbreaks of listeria and salmonella mainly emanating from the manufacturing, processing, and handling of food by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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ELD rules for CMV drivers and Fleet Operators

There Have Been Many Changes In Regulations In The Transportation Industry Due To Constant Growth And Evolution.Transportation Has Seen A Reduction In Performance Statistics Because Of The Increased Demand For Expedited Deliveries, Refrigerated Transportation, And The Rise Of Technology, Coupled With Driver Shortages.

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FTL vs. LTL Shipping - Everything you Need To Know

Since the past decade, there has been a significant increase in consumer demand and there is also a rise in technological innovation in the logistics and transportation field.Due to the increasing consumer demand, the shippers have also evolved their process, therefore the logistic industry has followed multiple ventures, developing technologies, techniques, and strategies for reliable and faster transportation of products and materials from point A to point B more efficiently.

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Private Fleets vs. Outsourced Logistics - Which is Better?

In the national trucking industry, there are many variables. It is a challenge for shippers and manufacturers to deal with increasing demand.The competitive prices, expansive innovations in technology, and appalling driver shortages create hardship in choosing the optimal medium of transportation for the products.

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Freight Transportation Services Index

Economic Indicators are essential for understanding, analyzing and predicting trends that come and go in an economy and maintaining a healthy, functional system. Since freight transportation is a vital component of supply chains and resultantly, the economy of the US, there are several indices designed by the government to examine the trends affecting the country.

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Trends and Strategies in Supply Chain Management

The supply chain system was not really a different story before the pandemic came along. Rather, we became more aware of this complex order and how it functions, its inadequacies and flaws during that time.

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Impact on freight by the gas tax holiday

Fuel rates in the USA are standing stubborn at historically high rates in the summer of 2022. With the highest recorded average of diesel prices at $5.816 on the 19th of June, inflation has hit the economy hard. Freight movement is suffering consequent upon the truck drivers having a hard time filling up their gas tanks on a limited budget.

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Relationship Between Freight Brokers And Shipping Companies And Misconceptions

Freight Brokers are the third party logistics service provider who performs as a connection between the shipping company and carrier companies. Freight brokers play a very crucial role in the national transportation industry of the United States. They are imperative connectors of the shippers in movement of freight and serve in transporting the freight in a more pragmatic and cost-effective way.

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How Supply Chain Management Services Can Increase Your Profit

Supply Chain Management services provide the supervision of resources and materials from the process of manufacturing till the end distribution of the product to the final customer. The supply chain professionals grant their services to the company’s bottom line by utilizing and managing a diverse network of people, resources, and technology infrastructures. An unprecedented supply chain management network supports development processes that create a viable advantage in the market of demand and supply.

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Seven Top Risks of Freight Transportation Services

The transportation industry is prone to risks of every demeanour. The professionals of the freight transportation services industry must be informed and prepared of the unknown vulnerabilities. Such risk factors pose an immense potential risk in the process of business. The factors can be named as driver shortages, disputes in international trading, theft of cargo etc.

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Choosing the Right Logistics Company for Your Truckload Shipping

All shipping companies have their strengths and expertize. Each one specializes in its own set of services, equipment, or alley. You could spend hours researching your options until you find an appropriate combination of service and price. You can also compare rates and services from all the full truckload shipping companies near you at a particular time.

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What is a Third Party Logistic Service Provider?

A 3PL provider is a professional service provider who offers a diverse range of services namely warehousing, storage, wholesale, distribution, transportation and retail services for the existing demands of the proficient customers. The 3rd party logistic service providers offer end to end management of business operations which are outsourced to them by their customers. The 3 party logistic service providers play a vital role in the supply chain management and several other logistics businesses all around the world.

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The Major Differences Between Freight and Logistics Management

Freights are generally goods transported in bulk and the physical operation of transportation of goods from one place to another is known as freight forwarding. The process involved in the administration and regulation of freight transport is known as freight management. The process of freight management supports in executing cost-effective strategies for the deliveries of goods. Freight management combines processes of human resources with the technical operations of freight transportation. This sequence of processes syncs the schedules of shippers and carriers.

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Factors to Consider When Getting a Full Truckload Quote

In the United States, full truckload (FTL) freight shipping is the most used method for shipping goods. FTL freight shipping is used when a business has enough cargo to fill an entire truck, as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping. The form and volume of product being delivered, for the most part, has no bearing on the truckload rate as long as the standard freight insurance is in place and the total weight is less than 45,000 pounds.

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