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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).

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.

In recent years, online freight service providers have become a welcomed aid for retailers everywhere who are aiming to achieve online and omnichannel success. In the broadest sense, businesses work with them to take care of supply chain needs, such as transportation of goods, warehouse management and reporting and forecasting. As an endless amount of goods are warehoused, sorting and distributing each shipment in and out is crucial for keeping the supply chain moving.

The e-commerce industry is growing year after year and presents many opportunities for traditional brick and mortar stores as well as online retailers. However, companies that sell products online or have warehouses spread across the country must consider the shipping aspect of their business and its impact on operations.

If you’re shipping freight, chances are it will require palletization. Shippers use pallets for varying reasons but primarily because they keep freight together and safe in transit. Unfortunately, both novice and expert shippers can make costly mistakes when it comes to preparing their pallet shipment.

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