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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.

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.

When moving freight, do you consider intermodal shipping as an option? Many believe you have to spend a minimum amount on freight annually in order to ship by rail – that is a myth. With the softening of the market and need for additional freight, railroads have become diligent about converting truckload moves to steel tracks.

When your business requires you to ship or receive freight, you may find yourself looking for ways to save money, and for good reason. At the end of the day, businesses are looking for the best way to get their goods from one place to another at the lowest rate possible. 

Summer in most parts of the United States typically means an abundance of sun and as a result, high temperatures. While sitting on a park bench and eating an ice cream cone can result in a melted mess with a simple cleanup to follow, damage done to temperature-sensitive goods as a result of the heat can be much more problematic for shippers. 

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.
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