About 122.5 million households, 7.5 million businesses and north of 90,000 governmental units rely on freight shipping every day to get their goods to those waiting on the other end. The challenge is, the senders and receivers of this freight are often times separated by hundreds or thousands of miles. Continue reading What States Have the Most Outbound Freight?
The old adage “you get what you pay for” holds true in many situations and it’s no different when it comes to selecting an online freight service provider. When you are shipping your company’s goods, it’s worth the extra time and potentially money to research providers and up your odds of safe and on time deliveries. Continue reading Why Value Trumps Price When Choosing an Online Freight Service
In physics, density is described as a measurement of how tightly matter is packed together. It explains why some objects float on water and some sink, like a plastic toy floating in a bathtub. While density sits within the foundation of physics, it also takes on a crucial role in LTL freight shipping.
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