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Service Center Spotlight: Grand Island, Nebraska

Posted by Paige Stewart on November 15, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Recognizing our Grand Island Service Center

What happens when you mix one account manager, five ABF Freight® drivers and a lot of collaboration? In this case, amazing success. At least, that’s true for the service center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Since 1987, this service center has been a valuable location for handling goods and fulfilling freight shipping needs. It may be one of our smallest locations — with only 2,816 square feet of space and 12 dock doors — but it’s significantly impacting the region’s shipping capabilities.

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Accessorial Charges in Truckload and LTL Freight

Posted by Justin Bates on November 8, 2017 - 8:03 AM

What are accessorial charges?

Accessorial charges are any additional expenses a customer incurs that go beyond the normal procedures when shipping truckload or less-than-truckload (LTL) goods. For example, let’s say you’re moving some restaurant equipment into a strip mall. Because of the complexity of the shipment, which would require the driver to unload the shipment and deliver it inside the building, the carrier will apply an additional fee.

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Retail Logistics: Preparing for the Holidays

Posted by Justin Bates on November 3, 2017 - 8:01 AM

How holiday shopping affects retail supply chain

With a combined consumer spend of over $650 billion in November and December 2016 alone, it’s no surprise that many companies focus on plans to meet the demands of holiday shoppers year-round. The ten busiest shopping days of the year fall in the fourth quarter, which means the work to ensure shelves are stocked has to happen well in advance of the holiday shopping season.

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Benefits of Exhibiting at a Trade Show

Posted by Justin Bates on November 1, 2017 - 8:04 AM

The advantages of participating at a trade show

Imagine a bustling trade show floor full of prospective buyers. Trade shows can reap financial rewards for those who market their services to the buying public. Research shows that 64 percent of trade show attendees represent new business opportunities for companies. In fact, many who go to these events are active buyers seeking information about products, services and the latest trends related to their business.

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Corporate Moving FAQs

Posted by Kay Lynn Clay on October 26, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Information about employee moving

According to the mobility experts at BGRS, during employee moves, companies are concerned with compliance, cost and the adjustment of the assignee. While these are big-picture concerns companies have, more specific questions may arise with each individual move.

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Ground Shipping Options

Posted by Justin Bates on October 20, 2017 - 8:37 AM

What is ground freight shipping?

Ground shipping is an economical way to move freight across the country — either over the road or by rail. It’s also a mode of transportation used with international shipments, where trucks are used to move freight to and from airports and ocean ports. Ground offers competitive advantages including lower rates and more flexibility — with the capacity to move everything from standard palletized shipments to large freight and temperature-sensitive goods.

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Benefits of Dedicated Transportation

Posted by Ross Kline on October 4, 2017 - 8:02 AM

Capacity when and where you need it

You have a line of cold chain items that need to be shipped to the same customer each week — but you don’t have a refrigerated fleet. What do you do? Dedicated transportation is ideal for this situation and others where freight is moved on a consistent route and needs either a committed pool of specialized equipment or has distinct freight handling requirements.

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November and December 2017 Trade Shows

Posted by Justin Bates on September 27, 2017 - 8:01 AM

November and December trade shows happening in the U.S.

According to a trade show industry study, more than 90 percent of trade show attendees represent potential new clients who are shopping for solutions. That’s an exciting situation to be in — especially when you consider that more than 80 percent of those attendees have some authority to make recommendations on final purchasing decisions.

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How to Ship Freight: Equipment Types and Services

Posted by Gary Hunt on September 20, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Types of transportation equipment

The furniture in your home, the clothes you’re wearing, your vehicle, even the device you’re reading this on — most of the products and materials we use every day have been shipped in some way. How do these items get from the manufacturer to the store, or even from a warehouse to your home? Take a look at the different types of trucking equipment, trailers, planes and containers used to transport goods across the globe in our latest infographic.


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Shipping to Mexico from the USA

Posted by Ciro Gonzalez on September 13, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Getting shipments to Mexico

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was established in 1994 to simplify trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada. This agreement helped North America improve its position in the global marketplace by eliminating high tariffs and encouraging more cross-border shipping. NAFTA has made importing and exporting easier for businesses, but shippers still must follow important steps and regulations.

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