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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: November 27, 2018 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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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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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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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: November 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | 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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A Day In The Life Of An LTL Pallet

What happens to your products when they leave the factory or warehouse and head on their journey to the next stop? What does a pallet go through before getting brought to its final destination? Today, we’re taking a peek behind the curtain into the life of an LTL pallet. What is a Pallet? A pallet […]

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

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5 Strategies to Reduce Supply Chain Cost with LTL

What it costs for your business to plan, source, deliver, and return your products is called the supply chain management cost. The supply chain costs can be a huge budget eater for many businesses, large and small. Getting your cost reduced using Less than Truckload (LTL) shipping can help your profits skyrocket. Faster Long-Haul Transportation […]

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

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What is LTL Shipping & How Did it Come About?

LTL, or less than truckload, shipping is the transportation or shipment of small freight. LTL shipping is the in-between shipper for parcel shipments that can be sent through the postal service, UPS or FedEx, and full truckload shipping. Parcel carriers can typically only handle packages that are less than 150 pounds, and full truckload shippers […]

Date: November 5, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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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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LTL Freight vs Small Parcel

Understanding the basic packaging guidelines in order to converse in the world of small package and freight shipping will provide key intelligence needed to effectively ship an individual’s product. For those individuals who are experienced with running an e-commerce company, it is common knowledge that using small parcel carriers like DHL, FedEx, and UPS will […]

Date: October 26, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 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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Compensation of Damage Claim in a CIF Shipment

Shipping doesn’t always go as planned. In fact, it’s quite common for accidents or damage to occur during the supply chain movement of commodities. The potential of damage is enhanced when you are importing products from international destinations. For this purpose, many shippers who are importing products will either purchases Free On Board (FOB) from […]

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

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Inbound vs Outbound Logistics Processes

Logistics is a rather wide and diverse industry. When you simplify things, Logistics is nothing more than the movement of commodities and the management of this action. For warehouses and many retailer or manufacturing companies, there are two aspects of logistics – inbound and outbound. While each has their own quirks and process – both […]

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

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Parcel vs LTL Freight Auditing

Many shippers depend on professional third-party logistics providers (3PL’s) to help them streamline many aspects of their supply chain operations. One important task is freight auditing, where the 3PL will review several aspects of a specific shipment method to determine the legitimacy, and ensure their customers are being charged correctly. While the freight audit process […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Less Than Truckload

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The Hub and Spoke Distribution Model and Why it Works for LTL

If you know it or not – it’s quite possible that you’ve experienced the hub and spoke distribution model in daily life. Whether you’re shopping at your local grocery store or traveling at a larger airport, this method of moving ‘people and products’ have been proven to be efficient, cost-savings, and flexible. This is a […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 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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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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