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Outsourcing Your Logistics Operations

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Third-party logistics (3PL) offer a variety of efficient and cost-friendly freight services and outsourced logistics that are necessary for remaining competitive in any business. The strength of your logistics operations is the backbone to meeting customer demand, driving sales, and preparing for business growth. What are logistics operations?  Logistics operations...

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What is a Shipping Cost Calculator?

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In this fast-paced world, everyone is seeking quick and reliable delivery services. According to a survey, 64.3% of online shoppers expect cost-effective or free and fast delivery of goods. Likewise, business owners are also trying to provide their customers with the best ecommerce shipping options. When it comes to shipping freight, business...

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What is an Embargo in Freight Shipping?

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What is an embargo?  An embargo is any event or government restriction that prevents commerce or exchange (import or export) of freight to another country or state.  Embargo can be applied to goods including: Services Products Currency Embargo in freight shipping can be imposed in any context (war or peace),...

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Dealing with Damaged Freight: Types of Freight Damage

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What is freight damage?  Damaged freight can affect your customer's perception of your brand and ultimately, your profits. While many business owners are aware of the negative effects of damaged goods and packages, many still struggle to understand what freight damage is, how it occurs, and how to mitigate risks....

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What Are Specialized Freight Shipping Services?

Freight shipping is the lifeblood of an extremely wide scope of other industries. Many industries need heavy equipment, machinery details, sensitive or fragile shipments, or bulky cargo shipped carefully and on time. In other words, many companies need freight shipping services that require a more tailored and cautious approach. This...

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Preparing for Peak Season Shipping

Preparing for Peak Season Shipping
Regardless of the fluctuations in the freight market, there is a relatively stable pattern when it comes to freight shipping seasons. In freight shipping, the year is divided into four parts and is mainly determined by the demand and the business of freight carriers and shippers. Understanding freight seasons can...

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A Guide to Different Types of Shipping Pallets

A Guide to Different Types of Shipping Pallets
What is a wooden pallet? The pallet is a flat structure used for transporting freight. Wooden pallets are simply platforms of a standard pallet size that are the most common type of packaging in freight shipping. There are different types of pallets, but they are mostly made of either wood...

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How to Complete a BOL: Bill of Lading Form

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The Bill of lading (BOL) is a very important document in the shipping industry that acts as a contract between the shipper, the carrier, and consignees. Because of the critical nature of the BOL, information must be filled out accurately every time. Many shippers use the same BOL form template...

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