Hurricane Dorian Service Update

Posted by Becky Harris on September 2, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Our hurricane preparedness process is currently in effect. For the most recent updates, view service center and lane interruptions here.

Our top priorities are the safety and well-being of our people and protecting our customers’ freight. As the situation continues to evolve, please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager or our Customer Service team at 800-610-5544 for assistance.

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How to Ship to Puerto Rico

Posted by Luis Ariza on July 18, 2019 - 10:41 AM

What you need to know about shipping to Puerto Rico

When you’re shipping to Puerto Rico, there’s no reason to feel like you’re on an island. Though more than 1,000 miles separate it from the southern tip of Florida, shipping freight there isn’t difficult. In fact, it’s not very different from shipping to any contiguous U.S. state. You just need to plan for different transit schedules and provide some additional documentation.

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Improving Vendor Compliance Performance

Posted by Dwight Hayes on June 26, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Vendor compliance doesn’t have to be complicated

Every retailer has requirements in place to streamline its shipping and receiving processes. And meeting them is key to a vendor’s success. Failure to comply with assigned delivery times, labeling practices and other shipping procedures can result in financial penalties and damaged relationships. But because compliance means different things for each retailer, vendors can struggle to meet the varying conditions of when, where and how they may deliver goods. That doesn’t mean the two are working against each other, though.

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The Impact of DOT Week on Shippers

Posted by Paige Stewart on May 20, 2019 - 2:58 PM

What shippers need to know about DOT Week

Each June, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) hosts the International Roadcheck — commonly known among shippers as DOT Week. Since its beginning in 1988, more than 1.6 million roadside inspections have taken place to promote commercial motor vehicle and driver safety. The 2019 dates are June 4-6.

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Do I need time-critical or expedited shipping services?

Posted by Becca Soard on April 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Compare ArcBest time-critical and expedite solutions

When standard delivery times and options don’t fit your needs, ArcBest® offers two solutions: time critical and expedite. These fast shipping services provide unique benefits for shippers — from speed and precision to enhanced safety and security. While both options can provide faster-than-average transportation times, there are a few differences to consider. Take a look at what these solutions entail, and learn when each one is right for your business.

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Cargo Security: Protecting Your LTL Freight

Posted by Jeff Ferber on February 1, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Cargo theft in North America

Cargo theft isn’t just a big issue for shippers and carriers. It also has a significant impact on the economy. When freight is stolen, supply chains are disrupted, freight isn’t delivered as planned, customer satisfaction is impacted, and downstream costs are incurred (including higher insurance rates). The costs for all of this ultimately gets passed on to the consumer.

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The Benefits of Shipping LTL Compared to Parcel

Posted by Marc Weidner on January 31, 2019 - 1:34 PM

LTL vs. parcel: How to choose the right solution for your business

Choosing between parcel and less-than-truckload used to be pretty straightforward: lightweight shipments went parcel, heavy ones went LTL. But as carriers broadened their services, the line between the two became more blurred. Now, freight that used to be more economical to ship parcel is sometimes better suited for LTL — and vice versa. So how do companies decide which method is best to use when their products can move either way?

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