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May 13, 2014
truck in storm
When a natural disaster strikes the nation, some aspects of the affected area must come to a stand-still in order to access, and even process, the damage. While that’s true for many things, it does not apply to truck traffic. Allowing trucks to continue their routes is critical to the safety and well-being of those in the immediate area, as well as for Americans throughout the country.

February 7, 2013
Freight Broker Sarah Carter loves working with Godiva Chocolatier to bring Valentine’s Day chocolates to you
Valentine’s Day is all about love, but have you ever thought about the logistics involved, especially when it comes to shipping chocolate? Americans will purchase over 58 million pounds of chocolate in the days leading up to February 14th. That’s a lot of chocolate and for suppliers, it takes heart-felt effort to get that chocolate to you and your special someone.

September 5, 2012
wine shipping
Many people think that shipping wine is just like shipping anything else, but it isn’t. Freightquote has been a key player in the wine distribution business for many years so we have gotten used to all the intricacies. First, we handle shipments coming off the ship and load them to our trailers to be delivered all over the country. There are many moving parts to this process and it has to be coordinated perfectly from the ship to door. 

August 7, 2012
partial truckload
Partial truckload shipping is an under-utilized mode of transportation that avoids the cross-docking of LTL shipments and can lead to the big savings and fast transit times of full truckload shipping.

This shipping method can be a solution for those shippers that face a conundrum with mid-sized shipments on a daily basis. These shippers often only consider a less than truckload or a full truckload carrier. 

June 1, 2012
bright orange truck
One of the greatest challenges shippers in America face is staying on top of the ever-changing truckload shipping market. Whether it’s industry-wide issues like driver shortages and market regulations, or seasonal shipping increases like Christmas tree season in the Northwest and produce season in the Southeast, changes in the market can directly affect shippers across the country.
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