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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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Volume Quotes vs Traditional LTL Shipments

The name of the game in logistics is finding that precious middle ground of reduced cost without compromising quality or on-time delivery. When it comes to shipping pallets less than a full truckload, most shippers assume their only option is an LTL or less than truckload. However, a growing service is referred to as volume […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 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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LTL to Benefit from eCommerce Growth

The growth of eCommerce in the 21st Century has had an impact on many different aspects of our personal and professional lives. eCommerce has profoundly changed the way we shop and has changed our expectations regarding the time required to deliver goods to our homes and businesses. It has also opened up a world of […]

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

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Accessorials in the Final Mile: Inside Delivery vs. White Glove

Did you know with LTL (Less Than Truckload), you can customize your delivery service to fit your home or company needs? Yes, it’s true and we are here to help you navigate the variety of services that carriers provide to our customers. For a specific item, you may want to select either Inside Delivery or […]

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

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Freight Auditing: How It Works, Benefits & How We Can Help

Let’s face it; the bottom line is what’s most important for any company because it determines the company’s ability to stay in business, it’s longevity. Couple this with the fact that a large portion of overhead costs for nearly any company are freight and you conclude that these charges should be monitored and regularly audited […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | 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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LTL Pricing: How To Negotiate The Best Rates

When it comes to searching and actually landing the best LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping rates around, it can be a bit much to undertake. This is especially true if you’ve never used LTL freight services. Luckily, I’m here to give you a few pointers that are going to drastically help you negotiate the best […]

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

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How Dimensional Pricing Will Affect Your LTL Rates

In response to the trucking capacity crisis, more LTL carriers are beginning to adopt the dimensional weight pricing model (DIM).  While this is meant to discourage wasted space in trucks, a lot of shippers are seeing major rate escalations, even up to a 30% increase in shipping expenses. What do you need to know about […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 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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Steps to Filing a Freight Claim

Shipping and logistics departments strive to never have to complete freight claims, but the ugly truth is that damage to and loss of freight does happen, and your logistics department needs to be proficient in filing freight claims in order to make the insurance process move quickly and efficiently. Unrecovered freight claims affect the company’s […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | 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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Freight Claims: How Much are They Really Costing You?

Processing a freight claim is a standard operating procedure for shippers who suffer damage of their valuable commodities. Whether it’s caused by negligence or mistake, it’s assumed that the cost of a freight claim is simply to recoup the cost of damaged goods. However, just like any other financial transaction, there is a difference between […]

Date: September 25, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Top 5 Refrigerated LTL Carriers

There are multiple refrigerated carriers that operate from coast-to-coast. The need to ship cold storage commodities from perishable food to medication and sensitive electronic equipment has increased in recent years. Since these items need to maintain a constant temperature to ensure product integrity, and in many instances, to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria, choosing […]

Date: September 17, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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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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Who is to Blame for the Truck Driver Shortage?

The United States is currently experiencing a shortage of truck drivers that is a contributing factor to the rise in shipping rates and higher prices for many types of goods delivered by truck. According to cnbc.cm, the shipping industry needs at least 50,000 drivers to close the gap. The American Trucking Association estimates that a […]

Date: August 29, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Record-Breaking Order for Tractor Trailers Last Month

The trailer industry saw record-breaking sales during the month of July 2018 according to recent reports published by ACT and FTR. The two research firms indicated that the preliminary estimate for July 2018 was 29,300 unit – with final volume totals expected to be released in late August. The growth of the trailer industry is […]

Date: August 23, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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As the Import Tariffs Grow How is Domestic Shipping Affected?

Anyone who watches the news understands that our President is not wasting time in his effort to “Make America Great Again.” One of his most important agenda items is finding a way to make America competitive again in the international free market – specifically with tariffs for imported and exported commodities. While this is an […]

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

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What to Know About the New National Carrier Hiring Standard

The freight and logistics industry is once again preparing to comply to another new Federal Regulation – this time focused on hiring practices of carriers. This new regulation is an amendment within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act which was passed through the US House of Representatives in April 2018. Although it has not […]

Date: August 17, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload

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Factors that Contribute to the General Rate Increase in LTL

Shipping companies need to set their rates in a manner that assures that they earn a profit on their services. When less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers increase their base shipping rates it is known as a General Rate Increase (GRI). These periodic adjustments are usually made once a year, although there have been exceptions when either no […]

Date: August 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Reporting | Supply Chain

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Uber Shuts Down Self Driving Truck Unit

It’s been a bad year for Uber’s self-driving division. After a tragic accident in Tempe, Arizona earlier in 2018, and a few recent hick-ups from its self-driving truck division, Uber has announced that it will be shutting down the self-driving truck division to focus exclusively on cars. However, this decision will not impact Uber Freight, […]

Date: August 10, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How to Find a Great Freight Forwarder

For many shippers, working with a freight forwarder can significantly reduce the stress associated with transporting commodities. While there are several outstanding freight forwarding companies out there, there are some that look good on the outside, but struggle to provide consistent services or operate ethically with their customers. To ensure your company receives the best […]

Date: August 9, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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General Rate Increase (GRI) – Overview and Tips

The fall season brings many traditions across the US; back to school, changing leaves, and the traditional General Rate Increase from logistics and transportation companies. The General Rate Increase or (GRI) with transportation companies is an average increase of the base shipping rates provided by carriers. The GRI typically comes out in September or October […]

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

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Five Challenges in Food and Beverage Supply Chains

The global food supply chain is one of the most complex yet important logistics programs our world needs for sustainability. While we assume that the food supply chain is finely-tuned, and incorruptible – like any other process – it is ever evolving and faces many challenges. As technology improves, and the need for safe, and fresh […]

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

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