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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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Hurricane Irma Update

Posted by Becky Harris on September 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

We are pleased to report that most of our service centers in the Southeast US are now operational, ranging from limited to full service, with the exception of Miami. The Miami area continues to see localized flooding, power outages and road closures. As operations resume in all locations, shipping and pickup delays may continue as backlogs are cleared out. Please see ABF Service Advisories for additional updates.

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Professional Truck Drivers Keep America Moving

Posted by Justin Bates on September 11, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Truck driver appreciation week

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), semi-truck drivers transport nearly 70 percent of all freight distributed in the United States — making the trucking industry an integral piece in our economy. To honor commercial drivers for their hard work and dedication, the ATA hosts National Truck Driver Appreciation Week each year. The 2017 celebration takes place September 10-16.

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10 Busiest Seaports in the World

Posted by Becky Harris on September 5, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Which shipping ports are the busiest?

Manufacturers, suppliers and buyers across all industries rely on container shipping services for importing and exporting their freight. With more than 34 million standard containers available across the globe, it’s no surprise that ports handled over 687 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in 2015 alone. Let’s take a look at the busiest world ports and how they impact your supply chain.  

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Posted by Becky Harris on September 1, 2017 - 3:10 PM

We are pleased to report that as of Friday, Sept. 1, our Houston operation is open with limited service. With many area businesses still closed due to water, infrastructure and other issues, full service resumption is expected to take some time, and we appreciate your patience. Please contact your account manager for any additional questions.

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