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?
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)
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.
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)
As the second half of 2015 comes to an end, shippers and carriers alike are planning for the new year. Let’s take a look back to prepare for what’s ahead. This helps us understand what has happened and gauge the next market patterns – similar to what we did in the first part of the year. Continue reading Freight Shipping Trends from the Second Half of 2015
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
The U.S. transportation system ships a reported daily average of 54 million tons of freight worth almost $48 billion each day or about 63 tons of goods per person per year – a total expected to grow. While the transportation world is picking up steam, we take a deeper look into one mode moving the industry, LTL shipping. Continue reading What is LTL Shipping?
Holiday shipping is once again upon us. Retailers are in a race to deliver with U.S. online sales expected to expand 12% to $371 billion this year, representing 10% of overall retail sales. Continue reading Peak Season Shipping Tips and How Online Freight Services Can Assist
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
There are a number of factors to keep in mind when planning a shipment. With adequate research and preparation though, seamless shipping is a breeze. We have put together a quick checklist to help you when it comes time to ship. Continue reading Freightquote Checklist for Freight Shippers