Trade shows happening in January and February 2018

Posted by Justin Bates on November 29, 2017 - 8:05 AM

January and February trade shows taking place in the U.S.

Face-to-face interactions are integral in helping to grow and sustain business relationships. In fact, marketing experts report that in-person events remain one of the top ways to generate sales leads and build business opportunities. For businesses, this means there’s a lot of optimism surrounding the trade show industry.

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Service Center Spotlight: Grand Island, Nebraska

Posted by Paige Brooks 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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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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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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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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