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8 Holiday Shipping Tips For Retailers

Get the jump on the holidays. Ship early. We know you’re still carving monsters into your pumpkins, but the retail and logistics industries have shucked their Halloween costumes and are battening down the hatches in preparation for the holiday shopping season. Sales during 2017’s holiday season exceeded projections with 1.1 billion packages moved by UPS […]

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How to Ship Large Items on eBay

eBay is a great platform to start a small business on by offering virtual auction space that exposes you to a world of bidders, but making the transition from shipping parcel to learning how to ship large items on eBay can feel overwhelming. Luckily, FreightCenter has some tips and tricks for listing your large items, […]

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Understanding Your NMFC Code

We’ve discussed some about what goes into calculating freight costs, and freight class is one aspect that will be especially important for less-than-truckload (or LTL) shippers. These codes are pretty straight forward, but even a small mistake can lead to a big billing adjustment.   …But What Is An NMFC Code? LTL shipments are assigned […]

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Independent 3PL: 3 Hidden Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

Every FreightCenter customer has their own reason(s) for scheduling their freight and parcel shipments through FreightCenter. Most of those reasons are related to one or more of the following: Low shipping rates Knowledgeable and helpful agents (National Account Managers) Ease of getting a quote online Ability to speak directly with an agent by phone There […]

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Freight Shipping Basics

Freight shipping, by definition, is the movement of bulk cargo from one location to another, whether it’s by truck, rail, air, or sea. The importance of the freight industry cannot be understated. In fact, The American Trucking Associations’ American Trucking Trends 2018 found that the trucking industry alone generated $700.1 billion in revenue, or 79.3% […]

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What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

September 14, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under , | No Comments

Last year went down on record as the costliest year for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages. Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. economy. This accounts for 7% of country’s trucking activity on a single day. Harvey by itself affected 10% of the nation’s trucking […]

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How To Get An LTL Freight Quote

September 11, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under , | No Comments

Getting an LTL freight quote is an easy endeavor when you use FreightCenter’s instant freight quote tool, but before you go plugging all your information in, let us walk you through the process. There are several factors that play into figuring LTL freight quotes, and understanding them will pull a more accurate quote. The Beginner’s […]

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How To Ship A Single Piece Of Furniture

Trying to ship a single piece of furniture has the capacity to be two things: a headache, or a piece of cake. At FreightCenter we prefer cake. There are several different approaches you can take to getting your loveseat across the country or over state lines, from packaging it correctly, to choosing the right carrier […]

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Freight Shipping To Destinations With Special Requirements

Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Freight shipping to your buyer is a commercial enterprise designed to take place from loading dock to loading dock—that is, if there’s a loading dock available upon delivery. Some delivery locations have special requirements that need more than the zip code alone, and […]

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How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

While we aren’t fortune tellers at FreightCenter, we’ve been in the logistics business long enough to predict what you’re about to ask: how much is the cost of freight to (insert destination)? Fortunately, we have the answers you seek! Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as 1, 2, 3, but don’t worry, you’re in luck—we’ll break […]

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