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Why Your Carrier Sourcing Strategy is Wrong

If you’re beginning your carrier sourcing strategy with an RFP, you may be approaching it the wrong way. In fact, focusing on price should be the last thing on your mind. The truth is, it’s a challenging process.  Jill Clifford, carrier sourcing expert, explains why the traditional method carrier sourcing is wrong. Learn why the […]

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What is Full Truckload Shipping and How Does it Work?

Dry Van  The first piece we are going to discuss is a dry van. A dry van is a full 48 or 53 foot trailer that is covered at all sides and is hooked up to a trailer. Dry Vans can also sometimes require blankets or straps and load bars to keep the product protected […]

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How LTL Accessorials Work: Ways You Can Pay Less of Them

As shippers scramble for bargains in a market with few to find, we’re always trying to answer questions about how we can better help them lower costs. When it comes to LTL freight that is easier said than done. That’s because the rules that apply to other forms of transportation don’t necessarily apply to LTL […]

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5 Advantages of Shipping LTL Freight

Regardless of the mode of transportation, the question remains the same: how can I get my product to market as fast as possible and at the lowest cost available, without sacrificing service? Like ocean or air freight, trucking is another extension of this timeless quandary. Long gone are the days when everyone owned their own […]

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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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