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What Are the Different Types of Freight Rates?

The final price of shipping cargo, or a freight rate, is one of the most important concerns for shippers. Even for seasoned shippers, landing a satisfying rate can be a challenge. The key to getting a good freight rate is understanding how the different freight rates are formed. Truckload vs...

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Surviving Black Friday: Guide for Retailers

Black Friday is just around the corner, marking the official start of the holiday season for shoppers and retailers. Each year, the last Friday of November is getting bigger by generating more and more sales and revenues. In 2018, it generated $6.2 billion in online sales, which was almost 23%...

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How to Avoid Accessorial Charges in Freight Shipping?

Freight shipping can be a simple and positive experience... when you know the fundamentals of the process. However, even experienced shippers sometimes make small errors that can cost them a budget, customers, or business relationships. When you state uncertain or inaccurate shipment information, you can be surprised by accessorial charges...

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How to Measure Your Freight Shipment Properly?

Why accurate freight measurements are important? It’s no secret that the total cost of your shipment is directly affected by its dimensions and freight measurements. You can't use inaccurate numbers in your bill of lading and get away with it. Every carrier makes shipment inspections before handling, and any discrepancies...

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What Is Billing and Payment Adjustment in Freight Shipping?

What is a billing adjustment? The billing payment adjustment, or rebill, is an added cost of shipment in case of discrepancies between the actual and stated shipment information. The rebill is usually issued to a broker or shipping platform. This bill adjustment is often an unpleasant surprise for shippers. In...

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Let’s Get Spooky: How Does Halloween Shipping Work?

The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner!  The end of October is a prime time not only for witches and ghosts but also for retailers. Shippers are getting ready for scary costumes, decorations, and of course, lots of treats. At the same time, retailers and shipping...

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What Are The Types of Trailers In Truckload Shipping?

If you don’t have a lot of experience with truckload freight shipping, it may be challenging to arrange everything properly. While many shippers are focused on freight rates, they often miss the importance of using the correct equipment. There are different types of trailers in truckload shipping, each created to...

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How To Prepare For The Holiday Shipping Season

For retailers and small businesses, the holiday shipping season is just around the corner. Just before Halloween, people start to fill their shopping carts and prepare their gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Although the official start of holiday shopping is Black Friday for most people, it’s much earlier for...

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How Are Truckload Freight Rates Calculated?

Truckload freight rates play a significant role for shippers when deciding on the carrier or the company to move your freight. However, before landing a freight quote, it’s important to know which factors impact truckload rates and how they are calculated.  Truckload quotes are formed in a rather simple way...

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What Is Refrigerated Shipping and How Does It Work?

What is refrigerated shipping? Refrigerated (or reefer) shipping and trucking is the transportation method of moving temperature-controlled goods. In reefer shipping, freight is loaded and transported in trailers with built-in refrigeration systems and climate control. Refrigerated shipping plays an important role in the global economy since it’s the only way...

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