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Can 3rd Party Shipping Companies Help an eCommerce Business?

Today’s online shopper demands shipments to be fast, affordable, and consistent. To accomplish this task, many eCommerce businesses depend on the experience and professionalism of 3rd party shipping companies to help them meet the evolving demands of savvy online shoppers. Whether you operate a WooCommerce platform or utilize Shopify, Amazon or E-Bay as your store-front […]

Date: December 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Software | Technology

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Outlining the Pros and Cons of FOB Shipments

Shipping of commodities – especially internationally, doesn’t always go off without a hitch. Moving freight from international ports often requires multiple handling, different methods of transport, and in most cases, several stops before it reaches your point of delivery. With so many hands handling your commodities, and potential for damage, many responsible buyers opt to […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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How Do 3PL Freight Bill Audit Companies Simplify the Process?

Freight auditing is a complex process that involves multiple, individual steps. From receiving and categorizing all freight related invoices, reviewing the data, verifying pricing, then submitting payment, many shippers determine that accurate freight auditing is simply put – not cost effective. It is due to these reasons that many professional shippers reach out to 3PL’s […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay

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Why the Reefer LTL Market will Grow in 2019

The recent signing of the revised NAFTA agreement by President Donald Trump was a hidden gem for the reefer LTL industry. While there are several specifics that need to be fine-tuned and adjusted, the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico will increase the export of US-based products that require temperature control. Beyond this new […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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3 Tips for Hiring the Best Third Party Shipping Companies

Navigating the complex supply chain is a difficult task – even for experienced operators. The changes in shipping regulations, increasing costs, and complexity of international logistics procedures often inspire shippers to search for the best third party shipping companies to help them with their logistics programs. There are several good 3PL’s out there – but […]

Date: December 12, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Transparency In The Logistics Space

The supply chains of today are under a lot more pressure than their predecessors. As new technologies emerge and operations get shipments out quicker every year, logistics operations have an ever-rising standard of service that they must strive to achieve if they want to keep growing. Because of this, quality control is becoming more vital […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Building Customer Loyalty In 3 Simple Steps

In the logistics space, networking is uber-important. In all honesty, it probably makes up almost half of what we do in this industry. From the customers that we serve to the partners that we choose to work with, building up long-lasting relationships is crucial in this line of work. And while we certainly don’t want […]

Date: December 6, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Benefits of Supply Chain Management

Business needs to work like a well-oiled machine. A machine usually has many moving parts that work together to achieve a common goal, or many goals, depending on the complexity of the design. A business that requires a supply chain must have the necessary components, so it can work properly. Moreover, the supply chain must […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Partnering with the Best Inbound Logistics Top 3PL Providers

Inbound logistics refers to the freight coming into your business and how those goods are transported, delivered to your business, and warehoused. Your inbound logistics team manage the relationships and processes between supplier/manufacturer. Outbound logistics means the same but refers to the goods leaving your business. The outbound logistics team will maintain the relationships and […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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3 Reasons Freight Bill Audit Companies Are Needed in Logistics

In a perfect world, every transaction would be completed ethically, without errors, and smooth as silk. Unfortunately, especially in the global supply chain, we don’t live in this utopian society of freight billing. In fact, the leading cause of lost revenue and payment mistakes is inaccurate information documented on freight bills. With so many companies […]

Date: November 27, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting

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What is the Cubic Capacity Rule – and How Does It Impact Shippers?

If you’ve recently reviewed an LTL shipping invoice, and noticed a surcharge classified as “minimum cubic capacity rule” – don’t worry; you’re not alone. While shipping less than truckload (LTL) is convenient and can save money under certain situations, there are some rules that must be complied with to ensure accurate billing. One of them […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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5 Tips for Reducing Freight Costs for Manufacturers

With the cost of goods rising, resources and manufacturing supplies dwindling, and operational expenses blowing through the roof, finding creative ways of reducing costs is a daily struggle for any shipper. The struggle is real for manufacturers, who depend on the efficient flow of supplies and commodities. One way to reduce expenses and improve bottom-line […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Accessorials in LTL Shipping: What Business Owners Need to Know

Let’s start off by understanding what accessorials in LTL shipping are. LTL means “Less than truckload.” An accessorial in this context is referring to an added service that does not come standard with traditional LTL shipments. There are times where carriers can add accessorial fees to shipments where they were not necessary, which is why […]

Date: November 20, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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How To Do Inventory Management The Right Way

Keeping track of an ever-changing inventory can prove to be a difficult undertaking for most. There is so much to juggle, so much data to organize, so much to make sense of in a space in which that data may change wildly from minute to minute. Even the very best logistics manager in the field […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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5 Common Myths About LTL Shipping

LTL shipping is typically referred to as the neglected child of the logistics supply chain. While most shippers prefer to ship full truckloads (FTL) whenever possible, the truth is that less than truckload is just a way of life. If you are new to shipping or a seasoned veteran, another reality is that there is […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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How a Retailer Can Benefit by Working with a 3PL

Operating a retail company requires incredible bandwidth. Whether you operate a brick and mortar location, or simply sell online, any retailer depends on the efficient movement of freight in order to maintain their operations. From inbound inventory to shipping orders directly to customers, the main component of any retail operation revolves around logistics. However, what […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Virtual Logistics Teams Are On The Rise

Industries are always looking for new and innovative ways to replace traditional work with something that is a bit more efficient, easier to manage, and just streamlined better overall. And as more and more of the nationwide workforce is moving away further and further away from traditional ways of operating, virtual logistics teams have really […]

Date: November 16, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Why Leading Fortune 500 Companies Depend on Third Party Logistics Providers

Here is a pop quiz – what do 90 percent of all Fortune 500 companies have in common? If you answered that they all have consulted with or currently use a third-party logistics provider to help streamline their supply chain – you get the blue ribbon. 3PL’s have been serving the retail and manufacturing world […]

Date: November 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Five Steps for Choosing the Right Freight Broker

Choosing the right freight broker to manage your logistics is the best way to streamline your supply chain. The relationship a shipper develops with a freight broker helps them navigate the complex world of global logistics. While there are several good freight brokers that can be found with a simple Google search, there are a […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Shipping LTL Freight – 3 Ways to Beat the System

In a perfect world, every shipper would have their own fleet of full trucks delivering their goods to millions of customers across the USA. Unfortunately, the perfect the supply chain world exists for about 1 percent of all shippers. For the other 99 percent, LTL freight or less than truckload shipments come into play. While […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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The 5 Habits of Highly Effective 3PL Companies

It’s hard to trust people to represent your brand these days. Whether you’re a small manufacturer, retailer, or operate an e-Commerce marketplace, your ability to service customers through the expeditious shipment of freight can make or break your business. While there are several good third-party logistics providers or 3PL Companies out there, there are some […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Nine Ways to Improve Carrier Relationships

When it comes to shipping and logistics, the importance of good carrier relationships can hardly be overstated. Vendor-client relationships must be carefully managed and cultivated in all businesses, so as a shipper, it is vital that you work to nurture your carrier relationships. After all, if it weren’t for your carriers, you would not be […]

Date: November 6, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload

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Sustainability in Logistics – How to Combat the Hurdles

Across the supply chain, sustainability has become more than just a clever buzz term. Whether it’s cutting back on the use of fossil fuels, finding better ways of using resources, supply chain sustainability is on the rise. The key to implementing a sustainability program within logistics, a company needs to fully comprehend the term, how […]

Date: October 31, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Benefits of Lean Management Practices in Transportation

Waste and lost productivity are never positive in the transportation industry. Whether it’s the existence of redundant systems or using antiquated and outdated systems, the logistics industry depends on streamlining their operations to stay competitive and profitable. This is where lean management practices come into play. While many industries utilize this proven method of operation, […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain | Technology

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US Trucking: LTL Shippers Pressured to Digitize Bill of Lading

There are few areas of 21st Century society that have not been touched by advances in digital technology. A few decades ago, the thought of smartphones and social media were just dreamed of by future billionaires. The shipping industry and LTL shippers, in particular, have been significantly affected by these technological advances. In most cases, […]

Date: October 24, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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What are the Top 10 3PL Companies?

There are several good third-party logistics companies across the globe. However, there are a few that accelerate past the competition. Whether it’s the customer service they provide, reliability, affordability, or their flexibility – there are 10 3PL’s that tend to end up on multiple top 10 lists. Noted below are what many customers have ranked […]

Date: October 18, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload

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The Best Way to Manage All Over the Road Modes

Whether you’re shipping full truckload, light truckload, or even horse and buggy, shipping over the road is made much easier with organization. Many leading shippers and 3PL’s depend on advanced computer software programs or in transportation – a TMS (transportation management system) to navigate the complex over the road logistics networks. Using a robust TMS […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain

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Freight Payment: How it Works, Benefits & How We Can Help

Shippers reach out to 3PL’s for multiple reasons – including handling freight payment services. Whether it’s managing the direct payment to carriers, to reviewing and auditing freight bills and shipping charges, trusting a dependable 3PL to handle the complete freight payment process can save a shipper a lot of money, time, and reduce stress. Below […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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What the Difference Between Collect, Prepaid, and 3rd Party Freight Charges?

When it comes to LTL freight, it’s important to know the differences between Collect, Prepaid, and Third-Party freight charges because ultimately its effects who to the bill and when. Knowing and understanding the differences between these on your Bill of Lading is a useful and necessary tool in dealing with LTL freight from start to […]

Date: October 16, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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How Freight Payment and Auditing Services Work

In its simplest terms, Freight Payment and Auditing Services is a collection of several processes that essentially serves as an account payable service in place specifically for transportation invoices. This third-party service will partner with you to handle your invoices from start to finish, acting as a bridge between carrier and shipper to receive, process […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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