The shipping industry will be facing many rapid changes in the near future. One change, in particular, is to be more sustainable. We have already seen efforts by companies to “go green” and make drastic changes to address climate change. New studies on climate change have promoted businesses all over the world to take measures for reducing the carbon footprint and turn to sustainable shipping. Right now, the trucking industry is far from the “green” industry that authorities are looking for and hoping for.
Many businesses, especially small businesses, are constantly looking for ways to make shipping more efficient and cost-effective. Many believe that shipping expenses are fixed costs that cannot be changed, but that is not the case. There are many different ways to reduce the costs that you should know about to make sure that you are using the resources you need to save money and time when shipping.
Know Your Shipment
You need to be exact when calculating the weight and size of your shipment. Estimating
Shipment safety is an important concern when arranging the delivery. That's why packaging and protection play a significant role in your freight's security. When deciding to ship your items, it is important to know the difference between package and pallet shipping. Depending on what you are shipping, you will need to know whether a package or pallet best fits your shipment.
What is the difference between package and pallet shipping?
A package is usually a cardboard box that smaller items are shipped i
Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is very popular among small businesses and has continually grown in the past few years. In 2018, the LTL sector is expected to have substantial growth in profit and number of shipments across the U.S. This growth in LTL is a result of the tightening of trucking capacity and growth in e-commerce and rates.
Tightening of Trucking Capacity
Right now, the freight market for truckers is the best it has been in the last decade. Wayne Spain, president, and COO of Averitt Expre
What is LTL Freight?
Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is a shipment ranging from 1 to 6 pallets, crates, large parcels or other shipping units that don’t fill up a freight carrier’s truck. A shipment over 7 units is a partial to full truckload shipment and is priced differently than smaller LTL freight shipments. Shipping using LTL freight can save companies, especially small businesses, a lot of money and can help make the shipping process as easy as can be. Read more about LTL shipping here.