Shipping can be expensive, and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be easy to accidentally add to that expense. If you've never used freight shipping before or if you're unfamiliar with the process, you may miss an important step or make the wrong selection, which can lead to delays and result in the incorrect handling of your shipment.
Like any industry, freight shipping is affected by external factors and trends. Find out more about current freight shipping logistic trends and market trends that could impact your shipping and business needs.
Customers always want to maintain the lowest possible freight shipping costs, but when a rush shipment rears its ugly head, they can experience sticker shock when they start to investigate quotes. There are things you can do as a shipper to reduce the expense and still get your item to its destination on time.
With lots of changes on the horizon, the freight shipping industry has a combination of healthy growth and uncertainty to look forward to. Explore some of the most recent trends and challenges and learn how they will impact the industry.
Don’t underestimate the importance of density! It can have a huge impact on your freight class which ultimately affects your shipping costs. Understanding how it relates to freight class is key, but first you need to know what it is.
While recent events have left some things up in the air, it’s not all uncertainty when it comes to the air freight shipping industry in 2016—growth, security and shipping speed have all seen improvements in the wake of recent trends.
Weather is often unpredictable and can cause delays in shipments. Understanding how weather impacts your freight shipment provides you with the opportunity to make contingency plans, so you'll be prepared in the event that a winter storm does roll in.
We’ve weathered a global economic roller coaster this year. As we enter the second half of 2016, let’s take a look back at the current condition of the freight shipping industry and how it’s affected by yearly patterns, customer buying trends, and the economy.
If you are going to be making an LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipment, you may experience “sticker shock” when you get shipping cost estimates. Discover five quick freight saving tips to help you save money now and on future shipments.
If you’re planning an LTL shipment, you should understand how shipping rates are determined. Once you know the basis for the rates, you may be able to package your shipment in a way that reduces its shipping cost. Learn the 5 most important factors that go into LTL freight shipping rates