Less than truckload shipping, or “LTL” in industry slang, is a cost-effective alternative for smaller shipments that won’t completely fill a truck. LTL shipping companies operate local fleets for pickup and delivery which are connected via hub-and-spoke...read more
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How to Save on Freight Costs: 11 Expert Strategies
In a world where online commerce has exploded, and customers want their stuff mere hours after placing an order, there has never been greater scrutiny by management of how to save on freight costs. Whether you are in charge of shipping to warehouses, distributors,...read more
Ocean Freight 101: How Sea Freight Works in Simple English
Chances are the computer monitor in front of you or the smartphone in your hand was either manufactured overseas or made with parts from another country. The chances are even better that they were transported on a container ship. Over 90% of the world’s goods travel...read more
What is A Routing Guide in Shipping? Do You Really Need One?
As retail chains expanded their reach to different locations and increased the flow of products from multiple vendors, they noticed that a system was needed to make sure there is uniformity for their supply chain system. As a result, routing guides were created. ...read more
Why is LTL Freight So Expensive? Can You Reduce Costs?
It doesn’t matter what industry you are in or where your company fits into the supply chain, shipping costs are almost certainly a major consideration when you add up the costs of doing business. Some companies depend entirely on full truckload shipping while others...read more
Freight Management: Those Who Keep Control, Keep the Money
In decades past, companies generally treated their freight management as a common task, often not considering the possibility that there could be more money saved by taking greater control of the shipping process. When a company was offered a 30% or 40% discount, it...read more