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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Tim Barton to be Honored as Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame Laureate

We’ve been talking a lot about Freightquote’s founder in Freightquote news recently, and we’re not done yet. We’re proud to tell you Tim Barton is a 2014 Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame Laureate.

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Fighting the Truck Driver Shortage

This is not a new conversation, but it is a relevant one.  The freight industry still does not have enough truck drivers.

It began in 2008 with the number of truck drivers rapidly tumbling until finally bottoming out in 2010. There has been growth each year since, but we are still 6.4% below 2007 totals. (Source) With the recovering economy and truck tonnage at record highs, there is significant concern and much discussion around how and when the number of truck drivers on the road will return to demand appropriate levels.

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2014

To the drivers of America:

In observance of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you that keeps the wheels turning.

We were fortunate enough to thank a few drivers from our carrier network in person this morning, but want to make sure our gratitude is expressed to every hard working truck driver.

Every day, you are moving the goods and supplies each of us rely on in our business and personal lives. You’ve seen the country and experience the challenges and rewards of a unique career. We truly appreciate the job you do and the time you spend doing it.

Sincerely,

The Freightquote Team

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