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Workers reloading pallets
The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has recently invoked new freight density changes that took full effect on Aug. 5th, 2017. These freight density changes will bring an immediate impact to how some products are now packaged, along with additional costs to shippers – particularly those shipping freight via less than truckload (LTL). 

Retail shipping warehouse
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.

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. 

Pallets LTL
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.