Whether you’re a small business owner, logistics manager or someone that is responsible for handling the supply chain, there is one portion of the job that is a mainstay: freight shipping. You may look at this title and think to yourself, “Okay, but what hoops do I have to jump through to get a freight department without actually hiring one?” Continue reading Grow Your Freight Department Without Hiring Anyone
When your customers are relying on you to move goods quickly, you’re likely short on the time needed to scour the expansive market for the best shipping rates. However, shippers can usually depend on freight service providers for convenience and competitive freight shipping rates. Continue reading 4 Ways Freight Service Providers Deliver Competitive Shipping Rates
Filling up at the gas pump has been far less painful lately. Oil prices, and subsequently retail gasoline prices, have plummeted from historical highs. Motorists often have enough left over after gassing up their SUVs, minivans and sedans to spend on extras like morning coffee, eating out and even taking vacations further from home. Continue reading How the Cost of Diesel Fuel Impacts Freight Rates
In many circumstances, a drop trailer program creates efficiencies for all parties involved in moving freight. That includes shippers, consignees (receivers) and carriers. These programs can be individually tailored for all trailer types, but are primarily for dry vans, flatbeds and temperature controlled trailers. Here are three things to help you decide if drop trailers will benefit your business. Continue reading 3 Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Drop Trailer Program
KANSAS CITY, MO (April 21, 2016) – Freightquote, a freight service provider that offers online shipping tools backed by a full-service team of freight experts, has been named a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics. This recognition signifies Freightquote’s leadership as a solutions driven company, providing exceptional customer service and innovative technology.
You and a friend really want to attend a concert, but it’s sold out. You could still get tickets – they just might not be available at face value or in those great seats you wanted. Continue reading 3 Best Practices for LTL Shipping
The bill of lading (BOL) can act as a legally binding document between the carrier and shipper that specifies all of the details needed to process a freight shipment. Continue reading Bill of Lading: What You Need to Know
Less than truckload (LTL) is the term used for the shipment of goods that don’t require the whole space of a truck – while full truckload (FTL) is used for shipments that take up an entire truck’s weight or space capacity. Continue reading What is the Difference Between LTL & FTL?
Technological advances in the manufacturing and supply chain industries have the power to reshape the freight shipping industry. These progressions enable demand-driven supply chains and also usher in an era of smarter manufacturing operations. Continue reading Manufacturing and Supply Chain Trends Impacting Freight Shipping
The possibilities abound with the internet and all of its resources, especially when it comes to freight shipping. While resources are meant to help you, sometimes it’s hard to maneuver through the somewhat overwhelming amount of online assets. Continue reading 6 Free Resources from Online Freight Service Providers