Less than Truckload vs. Truckload Freight: What’s the Difference?

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

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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 an accurate freight shipping rate. The better that shippers are able to understand and provide the critical elements that mold a freight shipping rate, 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 Freight Shipping FAQs to Provide the Answers You Need

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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 Freight Shipping FAQs to Provide the Answers You Need

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The Five Core Benefits of LTL Shipping

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Less than truckload shipping is the ideal solution for shippers with too much freight for parcel carrier services but not enough to warrant a full truckload, with LTL shipments generally weighing 151-15,000 lbs. However, sometimes shippers get stuck when deciding between freight shipping options, since the decision can depend on a number of variables.

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20 Fascinating Freight Shipping Statistics

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Freight shipping’s role in commerce has developed alongside business growth, and that business growth is driven by buyers who expect their goods to be delivered in a timely manner. To be frank, freight shipping keeps the United States’ wheels turning. We’ve put together a list of 20 fascinating freight shipping statistics that clearly illustrate freight shipping’s role in the economy.

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Freight Shipping: What Option Best Fits Your Needs?

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Your freight could move by a variety of means. Prior to choosing which is best suited for your freight shipping, there are a number of important factors to consider, and they will help you determine which option is right for you. The freight dimensions comprised of length, width, and height, along with freight weight, fragility, storage needs and delivery requirements are just a few of the critical elements that help steer the direction of a freight shipment. Continue reading Freight Shipping: What Option Best Fits Your Needs?

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C.H. Robinson to Acquire Freightquote

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (December 1, 2014) – C.H. Robinson (Nasdaq: CHRW) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Freightquote.com, Inc. for $365 million in cash. The agreement is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. Closing of the acquisition is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2015. C.H. Robinson will likely increase its existing revolving credit facility to finance the acquisition. Continue reading C.H. Robinson to Acquire Freightquote

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