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Logistics Planning: How weather in the Gulf of Mexico could affect your supply chain

Logistics Planning: How weather in the Gulf of Mexico could affect your supply chain

Logistics Planning: How weather in the Gulf of Mexico could affect your supply chain Logistics planning requires dynamic thinking and adjustment to events of all kinds.  Since each major hurricane can consume 1-2% of our nations transport capacity; are you thinking ahead to next week's potentially historic double-punch? An historic weather event As you have likely seen on the news we have Tropical Storm Laura  expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle AND Tropical Depression 14 (nee...

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4 Things to Consider When Hiring an LTL Freight Brokerage

4 Things to Consider When Hiring an LTL Freight Brokerage

4 Things to Consider When Hiring an LTL Freight Brokerage   When bringing in a new employee, you wouldn’t hire the first candidate who stepped into your office. The same is true for your search for an LTL freight brokerage.    To find out if they would be a good fit, you need to learn a bit about who they are, their reliability, and their skills. In this article, we’re sharing four points you’ll want to look for when partnering with an LTL freight brokerage firm.   Consider...

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5 Reasons Manufacturers Need an LTL Freight Broker

5 Reasons Manufacturers Need an LTL Freight Broker

5 Reasons Manufacturers Need an LTL Freight Broker   Manufacturers have a lot to focus on, but hiring an LTL freight broker to manage your less-than-truckload shipments is one way to prevent frustrations and gain efficiency. While many U.S. companies ship LTL, few understand the benefits of partnering with a freight broker.    Freight brokers arrange the transportation for less than truckload shipments – those that will not completely fill a truck. The broker receives a fee for...

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Top 3 Reasons an LTL Freight Broker is a Worthy Investment for Manufacturers

Top 3 Reasons an LTL Freight Broker is a Worthy Investment for Manufacturers

Top 3 Reasons an LTL Freight Broker is a Worthy Investment for Manufacturers When a manufacturer budgets for a new piece of equipment, usually it’s because it will help them to become more efficient or accurate. The end goal is, of course, a higher bottom line. An LTL freight broker can save you money and boost your profits too. For a small commission, LTL freight brokers handle the responsibilities of identifying reliable carriers within your budget, who can ship on your time frame. The...

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USMCA Shipping Documents 101: What changed from NAFTA to USMCA 

USMCA Shipping Documents 101: What changed from NAFTA to USMCA 

On July 1st, 2020 the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Here is a USMCA Shipping Documents 101. What changed from NAFTA to USMCA shipping documents?   All the same documents required under NAFTA are still required EXCEPT the NAFTA Certificate of Origin form. Instead of the NAFTA Certificate of Origin form, under USMCA the importer is required to file a Certification of Origin which can be done in any form as long as...

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