December 12, 2018
Flatbed rates are always changing, but why? Let’s break down a few factors to get to the bottom of what determines flatbed rates and quotes.
November 9, 2018
The flatbed shipping market is always fluctuating, but that is no excuse for being unprepared. Learn more about how to work around the flatbed market, now and tomorrow.
October 26, 2018
To understand how the retail industry functions behind the scenes during the holiday season, we must look at the shipping challenges, as getting freight into and out of stores sets the table.
October 16, 2018
During the busy holiday season, it's important to stay on top of your freight shipping strategy. Extra volume, complex shipping windows, and other outside factors accompany the millions of gifts that will be ordered this year.
September 26, 2018
Properly preparing and packaging freight will set any shipment up for success. When it comes to shipping food and perishables, however, there are a few outside-the-norm factors to consider.
August 29, 2018
Perishable foods, pharmaceutical goods and other temperature-sensitive materials call for a separate set of shipping requirements. Delivery windows are tight, costs can rise and your freight has an expiration date.
July 27, 2018
The customer experience is often at the forefront of a business’ success. Taking the steps needed to make sure a customer is satisfied with an experience can be difficult, but a good portion of that has to do with how you’re allocating your time and energy. With the help of technology like application programming interfaces (APIs), you can improve the customer experience and drive sales while allocating time to other aspects of the business.
July 25, 2018
Like most industries, technology has made an impact on LTL shipping in 2018, and its presence will likely continue to grow. Shippers, carriers and drivers alike have slowly but surely come to integrate technology into their processes, to the point where it has become an integral component.
June 21, 2018
We help businesses ship a wide variety of freight. Some of the most common goods shipped include furniture, auto parts, machines, food, home improvement wares and electronics. Along the way, we’ve found that the most commonly shipped goods typically come with their own sets of requirements. Some may demand specific temperatures and packaging, while others may need special services such as lift gates. If you’re looking to ship one of these types of goods, we have a few tips of our own on how to do so effectively.
June 15, 2018
Before choosing LTL as a shipping method, it’s necessary to familiarize yourself with some of the basics. Here at Freightquote, we feel that it is our responsibility to educate our current and future customers so they can make more informed decisions. So, when it comes to LTL shipping, we have decided to share our tried and true best practices with you.