July 21, 2017
Yes, it’s still summer, but fall is on its way, which means General Rate Increases (GRIs) will soon follow. A General Rate Increase is the average increase of base shipping rates from carriers. Although some may consider the increase unnecessary, it’s all dictated by the supply and demand chain with the average increase around 4-6% each year.
July 20, 2017
A GRI, or General Rate Increase, is the average amount a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier will increase their base shipping rates. Typically, industry leaders are the first to announce a GRI. When they do, others quickly follow.
July 7, 2017
Are you convinced that less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is the old way of doing things? Maybe it’s time to take another look. As both the manufacturing and shipping industries have evolved and modernized, LTL has become less of a stopgap or ad hoc service and more of an integral part of many supply chains.
July 6, 2017
Small businesses deal with many of the same issues as larger companies, but due to their nature and size, the challenges in front of them are increasingly more difficult to overcome. However, thanks to LTL shipping, small businesses have found a solution for many of their shipping concerns.
June 30, 2017
When you need to move less than a full truckload, finding the best shipping option is part science and part art. Find out how to save when sharing the ride.
June 22, 2017
The FMCSA’s ELD mandate will go into full effect by the end of 2017, which means all trucks that aren’t currently complying with the new law will soon have to ditch the paper logs and start using the new electronic logging devices (ELD).
June 15, 2017
Whenever fulfilling a shipment to a trade show or convention, it’s wise to incorporate additional planning. Making the right transportation decisions for the display and materials you’re shipping can save you precious time and money, while also helping to avoid any unnecessary headaches.
June 7, 2017
Out with the old. In with the new. At the end of the year, most drivers will be required to ditch their paper logs and start using electronic logging devices (ELDs). While the mandate creates a lot of confusion for carriers, it also opens opportunities to improve safety and efficiency.
May 30, 2017
The shipping industry is on the peak of a massive transformation as today’s modern freight shippers rely on new and powerful digital technologies to accelerate efficiency. Change can be tough, but shippers realize that if they want to compete, they’ll need to abandon their old methods to truly find success.
May 23, 2017
Shipping can be one of the most time-consuming and frustrating challenges facing small business owners. But, with our Volume API technology, the process can be simplified and the best available rates can be acquired.