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Customodal Adds to Texas Shipping Team

Customodal Adds to Texas Shipping Team

Customodal's Texas shipping team has expanded! Mike Standley recently joined the Customodal Team as an Account Executive located in Beaumont, Texas. Mike has more than 32 years of experience in LTL shipping. He is looking forward to the opportunity to serve his existing clients with more territory and product lines in his role at Customodal .In his free time, Mike enjoys fishing, gardening, going to the beach, and spending time with his Labradoodle, Birdie. Welcome, Mike! Customodal can help...

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Everything To Know about Logistics Careers

Everything To Know about Logistics Careers

Are you thinking about a logistics career? Here's everything to know about logistics careers! Logistics is one of the fastest growing industries and a great career path offering many opportunities. From working in the warehouse to sales, engineering to supply chain logistics management, there are a wide variety of ways to work in this field. Logisticians are in charge of a business's supply chain, with typical job duties involving supplier relationships, material transportation, working with...

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How to Save on Inbound Freight if you are a Manufacturing Company

How to Save on Inbound Freight if you are a Manufacturing Company

Save on InBound FreightCustomodal works with a wide variety of manufacturing companies, helping them to save on inbound freight. Inbound freight refers to the raw products and materials coming into a business from a supplier or vendor.  If you are a manufacturing company, you likely spend a significant portion of your budget on shipping costs. If you are a manufacturing company looking to save on shipping costs, there are a few different approaches you can take. Many companies find success...

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Fuel Surcharges Explained

Fuel Surcharges Explained

Fuel Surcharges Explained Fuel surcharges explained: A national fuel surcharge is a fee that trucking companies charge to cover fluctuating fuel costs. It is calculated as a percentage of the base rate and is usually added to a shipper's freight bill to cover the cost of operations. Fuel surcharge for LTL and truckload carriers alike is something that is updated each week...usually on Tuesdays. Most motor carriers have a "linehaul" charge plus a fuel surcharge (FSC). They have a bunch of other...

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What to Know Before Exporting Goods

What to Know Before Exporting Goods

What to Know Before Exporting No matter the size of your business, exporting provides a great opportunity to expand internationally. However there are several steps that must be taken to ensure that your company is ready to export. Exporting is a complex process. If you're thinking about exporting for the first time, we recommend working with a logistics partner to make sure you are following all laws, managing costs and expectations well, and making the most of the opportunity. In this piece,...

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March Shipping Update

March Shipping Update

Here's our March Shipping Update from Customodal! So much to look forward to in March! It's the official start of spring, beginning of Daylight Saving Time, the return of basketball's March Madness, and St Patrick's Day festivities. But the war in Ukraine, skyrocketing diesel prices, and continued shortages of materials and labor continue to occupy our attention. The Fed will make its first interest rate increase at their next meeting mid-March.  This first step toward reigning in surging...

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