Freight Shipping Trends from the First Half of 2015

The first half of the year is in the books and freight shippers are planning for the next installment of 2015. To effectively prepare for the upcoming months, it’s important to reflect on the industry trends observed this year. There were plenty of noteworthy news stories and statistics in the first two quarters of 2015.

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The History of Freight Shipping Infographic!

Freight Shipping Infographic

The History of Getting Things from Here to There:

To trade goods, you must have a way to move them. Freight shipping has always been a part of industry, but it has seen a lot of change since the days of the Silk Road. For one, you’re not likely accepting your delivery from a camel today. Our freight shipping infographic demonstrates how freight shipping has changed through the years.

The History of Freight Shipping Infographic:

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Freight Shipping by the Numbers: 5 Amazing Infographics

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Freight shipping information can be overwhelming but visuals offer an alternative way to sort through it. Infographics are a great tool to aid those that prefer information organized in a visual manner, compiling data and graphics together.

Freight shipping has ancient origins that evolved to where we are today. Be on the lookout for a forthcoming freight shipping infographic from Freightquote that will illustrate the process of getting things from here to there through the years.

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Less than Truckload (LTL) vs. Truckload (TL) Freight: What’s the Difference?

Less Than Truckload (LTL)

A lot of factors weigh into freight shipping. Assessment of each element can steer you toward the most efficient method based on your particular needs.

Factors like freight dimensions (made up of length, width and height), freight classification and special services are all things to consider when choosing a shipping method.

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Using a 3PL Provider to Overcome 5 Common Freight Shipping Challenges

If you work for a business that relies on shipping goods across the country to loyal customers, chances are you need to focus your time and efforts on a top-notch product and pleasant user experience, not the multifaceted realm of freight shipping. An ideal freight provider would likely bring expertise in LTL and truckload shipping, quality customer service, easy access reporting and overall reliability. Continue reading Using a 3PL Provider to Overcome 5 Common Freight Shipping Challenges

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Five Key Ingredients for Generating Freight Shipping Rates

Freight Shipping Rates

When preparing a meal, it’s important to know the ingredients to generate a consistent flavor, time after time. The same can be said about the freight shipping process, it too calls for a set of ingredients to generate accurate freight shipping rates. The better that shippers are able to understand and provide the critical elements that mold freight shipping rates, the easier it is for them to manage expectations and prepare their freight shipping processes for long term cost savings across the entire transportation department.

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10 Most Common Freight Shipping Questions

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The freight shipping process can appear complex on the surface, especially to first time shippers. While we all wish shipping freight could be as simple as sending a message in a bottle, the reality is, there are a number of regulations and processes in place to ensure valuable freight is safely delivered to its final destination. In this list, we’ve put together 10 of the most common freight shipping questions to help clear the air and simplify the process from start to finish. Continue reading 10 Most Common Freight Shipping Questions

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