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7 Components of an LTL Freight Quote

When is the last time you received an LTL freight quote and wondered, “Where did that number come from?” Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can save companies a fortune in freight spend, but first you need to understand what components determine the cost. If you’re used to full truckload shipments you’re likely thinking in prices based on […]

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10 Strategies for Reducing Dwell Time

Whether you work in manufacturing, distribution, or retail, understanding dwell time is crucial for optimizing your supply chain efficiency and reducing costs. In today’s blog post, we will delve into the concept of dwell time and its significance in logistics operations. We also outline the ways it can impact your transportation costs and ten strategies […]

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EDI Connections: What You Need to Know

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has revolutionized the way organizations exchange business information, enabling seamless communication and enhanced efficiency. In this article, we will explore the fundamental aspects of EDI, including its history, specifications, and standards, providing a comprehensive overview of this technology. Additionally, we’ll cover the common misconceptions about setting up an EDI connection with […]

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LTL Accessorial Charges Explained

Are you a shipper who is new to the world of freight transportation? Do you know what LTL Accessorial Charges are and how they can impact your bottom line? Accessorial LTL charges are fees added to a freight shipment that go beyond the standard cost of transportation. These charges can be difficult to understand and […]

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Freight of All Kinds (FAK) Explained

When it comes to shipping goods, one of the most important factors to consider is the freight class. However, despite its significance, it is a topic that is often overlooked or misunderstood. Freight class is not only complex and deep, but it is also confusing and broad, leaving many people wondering how to find just […]

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3PL vs 4PL: 5 Differences

3PL vs 4PL In the modern globalized world of logistics, the shipper has more options than ever. In a market with thousands of third party logistics (3PL) providers it can be a daunting task figuring out which provider belongs where along each link of your supply chain. Added to that are a bevy of acronyms […]

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Freight Audit & Payment Process: The Role of a TMS

As a Managed Transportation Solutions provider, FreightPlus recognizes that efficient freight audit and payment processes are crucial for managing transportation costs. In today’s complex transportation landscape, businesses must navigate through various carrier contracts, invoices, and payment terms, which can lead to errors and discrepancies in invoicing and payment. This is where a Transportation Management System […]

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Shipper of Choice: A How To Guide

A term that’s been popularized is “shipper of choice.” A shipper of choice is just as it sounds, a shipper that carriers choose to do business with. Being a shipper of choice can mean the difference between your freight moving faster and at a more reasonable rate than your competitor. In fact. there are few […]

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Freight Terms: A to Z Glossary

Looking to learn more about freight terms? Check out our A-to-Z Glossary of freight terms, covering everything from Adjustments to Zone Haulage Rate. Get up to speed with our quick and easy freight terms guide today! A Adjustments Generally speaking, all costs that weren’t quoted for a variety of reasons. These costs can be added […]

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5 Tips For Selecting A Reefer Carrier

Refrigerated trucks, also known as reefer trucks, reefers or reefer carrier, are a cold chain solution that has sent chills down the spine of brokers the world over. But what are reefer trucks and what is it about them that gives them that frosty reception? The term reefer carrier simply refers to a truck, trailer, […]

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