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3 Certain Freight Labeling Best Practices

There is nothing worse than receiving a phone call from an upset customer – because their delivery was delayed because of faulty labeling. While many shippers rush to blame the carriers for damaging their packaging and labeling issues, the truth is, label damage is something that is 100% controllable. Missed deliveries or delays in delivery […]

Date: December 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | 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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3 Hurdles that Self Driving Trucks Need to Climb to Become a Reality

It has been estimated that companies including Otto, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, and others have invested more than $2 Billion in the development of self-driving or autonomous semi-trucks – just for long-haul logistics. While the transportation industry has come a long way in a short period of time, the reality of self-driving trucks entering the supply chain’s […]

Date: December 6, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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What is Causing the Truck Driver Shortage And How Can It Be Resolved?

The truck driver has been a staple in the American supply chain for more than a century. From transporting livestock across the country to delivering gasoline to service stations, the efficient movement of freight is only possible when an ample supply of qualified truck drivers exists. Unfortunately, the United States, in fact, the global logistics […]

Date: November 30, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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The Impact Of Amazon Planning To Hire Thousands Of Seasonal Delivery Drivers

Amazon has rolled out a new shipping program for the 2018 holiday season. In anticipation of an influx of orders, especially with their implementation of holiday free standard shipping for all customers, Amazon is putting an emphasis on last-mile logistics. To meet the demand of nearly 9 million daily packages, Amazon has announced they are […]

Date: November 27, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | 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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Damaged Freight Best Practices – Five Ways to Reduce the Potential

A major expense that all shippers deal with is damaged freight. Whether it’s caused by the carrier in transport, at a freight terminal, or by the recipient, the reality is that freight damage can significantly impact a shipper’s business operation. However, a smart shipper understands that most damage to their freight can be avoided. To […]

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

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Top 3 Challenges Of The Trucking Industry in 2018… And Beyond

The trucking industry faces a lot of challenges on a daily basis. And every few months there seem to be new rules being enacted, drafted up or talked about. In actuality, the majority of the time, it is less discussion and more stress. But did you know that there are 3 really big challenges that […]

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

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What is a Bill of Lading and Why is it Important?

Whether you’re shipping via LTL or parcel package, using a bill of lading is vital. This legal document not only provides details about the shipment to carriers, but it also provides a paper trail of information that protects the rights of the shipper. While several freight companies have streamlined their operations to include a computer […]

Date: November 13, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Reporting | Supply Chain

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What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected By The Capacity Crunch

The 2018 capacity crunch has been even more impactful than originally anticipated. Raised transport rates have become inevitable, slow and off-time deliveries are common, and small ecommerce retailers are losing shipment space to larger organizations. How is this capacity crunch impacting different transportation modes and the overall shipping industry moving forward? The Impact What has […]

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | 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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A Brief History of Supply Chain Management and Best Practices

In the modern world, a company’s supply chain is the backbone that holds up everything else and is the most crucial part if they want to grow and prosper. Your supply chain could be defective, costing you a ton of money and can waste resources unnecessarily. Knowing who to buy from, how, when, and where […]

Date: November 2, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Transportation Liability – Busting Three Common Myths

There was a time when transportation liability was rather simple to comprehend. However, as federal regulations have tightened, and the transportation industry has evolved, liability insurance has become increasingly difficult to standardize and understand. The truth is that today’s transportation liability contracts are negotiated on an individual case, and between shippers and carriers. The problem […]

Date: October 31, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Concealed Damage in Freight & What You Need to Know

There is nothing worse than opening up a delivery and finding concealed damage. Whether you’re a customer receiving an order placed online, or a company waiting for a critical component for your business, finding damage upon delivery can cause delays in manufacturing and significantly impact the daily operations of any type of industry. While filing […]

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

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LTL (Less than Truckload) vs. FTL (Full Truckload) Shipping Rates

Shipping your items correctly and efficiently is important and should be treated with care during the process. When researching how to move freight, there are two industry terms that are important to know – Less Than Truckload (LTL) and Full Truckload (FTL). Both provide advantages to the customer and our company, LTX Solutions can connect […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload

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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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Partial Truckload vs. LTL vs. FTL

In the complex over the road logistics world, shippers have more choices than ever. Whether you have a single package to ship or several pallets, carriers are quite flexible in order to meet the evolving needs of shippers navigating the supply chain. However, when it comes to truckload shipments, there are three, general options, Partial […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 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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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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Should I Buy CIF or FOB?

CIF and FOB are shipping agreements for international trading between a buy and seller. Knowing which to purchase in different situations concerning international trade can be tough, but there are a few guidelines and general preferences among those who specialize in it. Most dealing in international shipping usually buy FOB and sell CIF, and you’ll […]

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

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Bill of Lading: A Comprehensive Overview

The bill of lading is an important document, providing much-needed information for the shipper, the carrier, and the arrival destination. Learning to read and understand a bill of lading document is very helpful if you are involved anywhere in the shipping and freight process. What is a Bill of Lading? The bill of lading is […]

Date: October 15, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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What is an FAK (Freight All Kinds) and How Can It Help Your Rates?

FAK is an acronym used in the shipping industry that stands for Freight All Kinds. According to globalnegotiator.com, they are rates applicable to all types of goods and not restricted to any particular commodity. Let’s investigate exactly what an FAK is, how it is determined, and how it can help your shipping rates. What is […]

Date: October 8, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Understanding Partial Truckload and Volume LTL

Partial Truckload and Volume LTL (less than truckload) are two very closely related terms that refer to shipping in smaller quantities than full truckloads, yet larger than a traditional LTL shipment. Typically, a shipper sticks to FTL or LTL shipments, but occasionally a shipment will fall into this “middle ground”. Understanding the difference in these […]

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

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The Difference Between a Freight Management Company and a Freight Forwarder

There is a ton of technical jargon in the logistics world – and quite often it can be self-inflicted. While acronyms like 3PL, LTL, FTL and more have a specific meaning, one phrase that often gets lost in translation is a Freight Management Company. By definition, freight management is the process of overseeing the process […]

Date: October 2, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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The Many Definitions of a 3PL (Third Party Logistics)

Third party logistics has simplified shipping for thousands of companies. 3PL’s is the abbreviated term that describes third party logistics, meaning a company that provides outsourced logistics operations and freight management. While there is a lot of great information on what a 3PL is and does, it is also true that there are several definitions […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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How Package Optimization Benefits Your Supply Chain

Packaging is an intrinsic part of the shipping and freight industries. Without proper packaging, transporting items can lead to damaged goods and unhappy customers. Optimizing the way you package your products can have a beneficial impact on your business and your supply chain. What is Package Optimization? Package optimization is the use of smart packaging […]

Date: September 26, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Top Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

The modern supply chain is filled with roadblocks that impact a smooth operation. When it comes to inbound logistics management, shippers must navigate through a minefield of hurdles that range from end-user demands to changes in operational costs of doing business. The truth is that shippers face multiple issues that can throw a curveball in […]

Date: September 25, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Full Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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What Makes a Good Supply Chain Consultant?

With the way a supply chain is constantly evolving, it can help to bring in a supply chain consultant to take a look at your operations to see where improvements can be made.  If you decide to bring a consultant in, how do you know whether or not that person has a good eye for […]

Date: September 11, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload

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