What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Distribution companies, e-commerce organizations and anyone else that moves freight on a regular basis realizes there are many moving parts to the shipping process, both literally and figuratively. From quoting to delivery, those shipping freight are almost always looking for ways to optimize spend and improve processes. Continue reading What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?

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Using a Freight Shipping Calculator and Other E-Commerce Shipping Solutions to Cut Costs

As an employee or owner of an e-commerce company, building out your online storefront, creating a unique brand voice and marketing to your audience can all be very exciting, but also time consuming. As a result, it’s very easy to overlook the complexities that can come with shipping large, freight-weighted products to your customers after they hit “submit order.” Continue reading Using a Freight Shipping Calculator and Other E-Commerce Shipping Solutions to Cut Costs

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Freight Shipping Industry Trends from the First Half of 2016

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Here at Freightquote, we take pride in the fact that we have a team of experts ready to answer any shipping-related questions customers might have. However, becoming and remaining an industry expert is reliant upon understanding what’s happening across the industry. Continue reading Freight Shipping Industry Trends from the First Half of 2016

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What States Have the Most Outbound Freight?

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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. Continue reading What States Have the Most Outbound Freight?

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Why Value Trumps Price When Choosing an Online Freight Service

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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. Continue reading Why Value Trumps Price When Choosing an Online Freight Service

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