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)