What Is Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping?

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Temperature controlled shipping, in the most basic terms, is the transport of goods that are sensitive to climate conditions. You want your produce fresh, your flowers blooming and your chocolate only melting in your mouth, right? Those items require special handling and storage during transport to maintain stable temperatures from dock to dock.   Continue reading What Is Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping?

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Truckers’ Logbooks Replaced with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

Concern over the well-being of truck drivers and the safety of all who share the road has played a part in a federal mandate that will lead to the replacement of driver logbooks with a digital counterpart. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will require the installation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) on commercial trucks by the end of 2017. This technology automatically records a truck’s driving time, known as hours of service (HOS), as well as monitoring engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven and location information. Continue reading Truckers’ Logbooks Replaced with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

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LTL Tracking: Terms to Understand and Benefits to Business

You’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s with your freight shipment – from arranging proper packaging and accurately filling out all of the necessary paperwork, to declaring the correct NMFC freight classification – now it’s on its way and out of your hands. But don’t worry, LTL tracking allows you to stay connected from point A to point B.

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How to Navigate LTL General Rate Increases (GRIs)

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Companies that rely on LTL carriers to move products across the country are beginning 2016 with nearly a 5 percent increase in their shipping budgets.

That’s because last fall, the major carriers announced General Rate Increases (GRIs) averaging 4.9 percent, most of which have already taken effect. Continue reading How to Navigate LTL General Rate Increases (GRIs)

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Estimated Freight Classes of Commonly Shipped Goods

Freight class – one of those things you must know when shipping LTL freight. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) organized a system of groupings that include freight classes and their definitions to provide shippers and carriers with a practical and standardized means to base rates for shipments. Continue reading Estimated Freight Classes of Commonly Shipped Goods

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How the Internet of Things Will Make Freight Shipping More Efficient

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As manufacturing, transportation and almost every aspect of society progresses with modern advances, the dependency on the Internet of Things (IoT) expands and impacts our everyday lives. By the year 2020, there will be 25 billion connected devices in use, representing a 30-fold increase over today.   Continue reading How the Internet of Things Will Make Freight Shipping More Efficient

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