When considering freight options, it’s common for your mind to go straight to trucks, especially when shipping domestically. Sometimes though, intermodal shipping can be the right choice. While the scenarios that call for intermodal shipping may vary, there are a few best practices to consider. Continue reading Intermodal Shipping: 4 Best Practices
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)?
Similar to most industries, there are terms used in freight shipping that might befuddle those without experience. While the list is long, there are a handful of terms that stand out. Continue reading What Are the Most Common Freight Shipping Terms?
When confronted with the task of shipping freight, it’s common to face a number of challenges, especially when the proper knowledge or service providers aren’t in place. These challenges can range from personnel all the way to the service at delivery. Continue reading What Are the Most Common Freight Shipping Challenges?
When a company is developing a new product, it does not simply roll a polished version off the assembly line. Before a new product launches, a series of steps take place. Continue reading How to Properly Prepare Goods for LTL Shipping
When you ship goods to different locations throughout the United States, you may notice freight rates fluctuate depending on the origin and destination. Continue reading 50 State by State Shipping Facts that Impact Freight Cost
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
When shipping freight, do you consider intermodal 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. Continue reading When Can Intermodal Shipping Be a Solution for You?
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
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?