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Accessorial Charges in Truckload and LTL Freight

Posted by Paige Brooks on December 11, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Understanding accessorial fees and which ones you might need 

Because many shipments need more than standard pick-up and delivery options, transportation providers often offer additional solutions to customize the service. But since not everyone needs the same add-ons, they’re charged as accessorial fees.

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Advantages of Full Truckload Shipping

Posted by James Williams on December 3, 2020 - 10:42 AM

Is full truckload the right option for my shipment? 

Like with any logistics solution, the decision to use full-truckload shipping really depends on whether your shipment can benefit from the way the service works. When you break full truckload down to its basic components, it’s differentiated from other transportation options in two ways: the fact that you get exclusive use of the equipment (which is untrue for modes like LTL) and how the market works.

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FAQs about Shipping Truckload Freight

Posted by James Williams on November 30, 2020 - 6:03 AM

Get answers to your truckload shipping questions

The full-truckload market is valued at more than $193 billion in the U.S., and more than 928,000 for-hire carriers are available to shippers. With a market that size, it’s no surprise there are a lot of questions about how to navigate it — especially for people new to the industry. If that’s you, check

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How Long Does Freight Delivery Take?

Posted by Jamie Hall on November 23, 2020 - 8:35 AM

Make the best decisions for your shipments by understanding transit options 

“How long does freight shipping take?” — it’s the question every shipper wants to know the answer to so they can plan appropriately and set the right expectations for delivery. And it depends on several things. Let’s look at how transit times are calculated, the things that could impact delivery, and what to expect for each mode and service option.  

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Contract Rates vs Spot Rates: Which should I use?

Posted by Brian Beasley on November 6, 2020 - 8:56 AM

Understanding the difference between freight pricing options  

Contract rates and spot rates are two of the most common pricing options when shipping truckload freight. Understanding how they work can help you determine which type of rate to use for each load — enabling you to manage your freight budget more efficiently and save on shipping costs. Let’s look at the definitions of both, and then go over when it makes most sense to use one or the other.  

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Benefits of Dedicated Transportation

Posted by Mike Schreurs on October 15, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Is dedicated transportation right for your business? 

Do you need more capacity in areas where you have recurring shipments? Do you already have a fleet, but need specific equipment for some specialized freight? And are you concerned about the costs involved with adding people and equipment? If so, dedicated transportation may be exactly what you need. It offers reliability — even in times of limited capacity and driver shortages —and it takes the responsibility of sourcing capacity off your plate.

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What to Look for in a Full Truckload Provider

Posted by James Williams on October 2, 2020 - 11:47 AM

Choosing the best logistics provider for your truckload shipments 

Have more shipments than your current truckload providers can handle? Not satisfied with the performance you’re getting from the ones you use now? Need extra capacity in a new market? Whatever your reason for searching for a truckload carrier, there are a few things to consider before using a new company to handle your freight. Explore the five most important factors below to make sure you’re onboarding the right partner. 

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Freight Pickup and Delivery – What You Should Know

Posted by Becky Harris on May 26, 2020 - 3:33 PM

A great shipping experience begins with a smooth pickup 

When customers get their shipments on time and without damage, they’re much more likely to keep doing business with you and talk about their positive experience. But if something goes wrong and their expectations aren’t met, they’ll just tell people about their negative experience. That’s why scheduling freight pickup and delivery for the right time and place is critical.

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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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