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Understanding the Effects of Driver Detention

Posted by Terry Freeze on March 2, 2021 - 3:35 PM

How is detention impacting your supply chain?

Driver detention has been a big issue in the transportation industry for many years, but electronic logging devices (ELDs) have put a spotlight on the topic since the mandate took full effect in 2019. Though the impact of ELDs is still being analyzed, the way they record drivers’ hours of service (HOS) has made time more valuable than ever.

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10 Most Commonly Asked Freight Shipping Questions

Posted by Paige Brooks on April 4, 2018 - 8:19 AM

What you need to know about shipping freight

The movement of freight seems simple to a consumer — they order something, and a short time later it arrives. But, those who work in the shipping industry know the process is a little more complex. How one shipment is packaged may not be safe for another, and the type of equipment required for one may differ from another (e.g. an oversized shipment needs a flatbed while pharmaceuticals may need temperature controlled). Understanding basic shipping information can help simplify this multifaceted process.

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What You Need to Know About White Glove Shipping

Posted by Brent Dorrough on March 14, 2018 - 8:02 AM

Adding white glove service to a shipment

Online shopping makes it easy to get everyday items delivered to a home or business, but it can be even more useful for large purchases. When consumers buy items like furniture and equipment in-store, tasks such as finding a big enough vehicle and providing safe transportation become their responsibility — things not everyone wants to handle, especially in large cities where traffic can be difficult to maneuver.

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Shipping Definitions and Freight Terms

Posted by Becca Soard on March 31, 2017 - 8:52 AM

Common shipping terms you need to know

If you aren’t familiar with the transportation industry, acronyms and industry jargon might make it difficult to find the services you need. We’ve created a graphic that illustrates frequently used shipping and logistics terms to help you understand and manage the various aspects of your supply chain.

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