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Best Practices for Selecting the Right Managed Transportation Provider for Your Business

Selecting the right Managed Transportation Provider (MTP) is a pivotal decision for businesses operating in the complex world of logistics and transportation. The choice can significantly impact your supply chain efficiency, customer satisfaction, and bottom line. Here are the best practices for choosing the ideal MTP to meet your unique business needs. Defining Your Business […]

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Tips for Efficient LTL Shipping: Preparing Shipments for Pickup and Delivery

Freight Class and NMFC Codes Understanding freight class and National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) codes is crucial for accurate pricing and billing. Determine the appropriate freight class for your goods based on factors such as density, stowability, and handling characteristics. Accurate classification helps avoid surprises in your shipping costs. Choosing the Right Packaging Materials Selecting […]

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Freight Invoice and Audit: Tips & Tricks Every Business Should Know

Leverage Technology for Visibility and Performance Measurement Leveraging technology is critical for gaining visibility into invoice and carrier partner activities. Implementing robust technology solutions allows businesses to measure their performance and identify areas for improvement in their partnerships. When dealing with multiple carriers and encountering exceptions, utilizing technology provides the ability to analyze trends, identify […]

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in Freight Invoice and Audit Management

Failure to Validate Invoice Accuracy Verifying the accuracy of freight invoices is a critical step in the audit process. Failing to compare invoices with supporting documentation or ignoring discrepancies and errors can lead to overpayments, underpayments, and strained relationships with vendors and carriers. To avoid this mistake, establish a robust invoice validation process that includes […]

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10 Tips for Negotiating LTL Shipping Rates

What is LTL Shipping? LTL or Less-Than-Truckload is a method of shipping for smaller shipments that don’t require a full truckload. LTL or partial truckload is generally slightly larger parcel shipments (150 lb +) but don’t require the usage of an entire truck. In LTL shipping, multiple shipments from different shippers are consolidated into a […]

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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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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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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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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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