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How To Ship A Pallet

July 17, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

What The Heck Is A Pallet? A pallet is a flat, portable platform, usually made of wood, with openings on two sides or all four for easy maneuverability by pallet jacks or forklifts. Pallets are the perfect choice for when you have an oversized item that won’t fit neatly inside of a crate. Not only […]

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3 Tips to Save You Time Managing Freight

Smallbusinesstrends.com reported earlier this year that 42 percent of small business owners spend an average of more than two hours managing each individual piece of freight they ship. That figure comes from a survey conducted by global logistics consultant FreightOS. It implies that for a small business sending out five shipments in a week, the […]

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Expert of the Month: Jamie Smith, Director of Logistics

July 5, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

This is the first in our new “Expert of the Month” series, where you’ll hear directly from a FreightCenter shipping expert. While some freight brokers view the current lack of Truckload capacity as a reason to complain about industry conditions and even to take advantage of independent truck operators, FreightCenter has taken a different approach […]

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Alert: Recent Overlength Issues and How to Handle Them

We’ve recently seen a sharp rise in the number of carriers that have reduced their overlength limits to 96” (8 feet). These carriers continue to ship items that are more than 96” in length, but they charge extra to do so. This change has become an inconvenience and an extra expense for many of our […]

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5 Ways Consignors and Consignees Can Reduce Shipping Stress

Shipping freight and stress seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are ways that consignors and consignees can work together to reduce that stress. If you are not familiar with the terms consignor and consignee, it’s easiest to think of them this way. The consignor is the shipper, the person or entity that sends the shipment […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 6: How Freight Insurance Works

Shipping freight can be a little stressful, which is why we’ve put this guide together to make sure you remain a happy shipper. There’s a lot to keep an eye on, but with the right precautions taken before your cargo hits the road (or sky, or sea), you can plan and ship without giving it […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 5: Avoid Billing Adjustments

So far in our series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, we’ve dug deep into ways that you can improve your shipping success and become a happier shipper by paying closer attention to weights and measures, freight class and packaging.  These three areas are usually where the trouble lies when freight shipping goes awry and costly billing […]

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FreightCenter Goes Bananas – 3:20 of Truly “Unique” Video

June 11, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

In preparation for our 20th Birthday celebration, FreightCenter thought it would be a good idea to put out the call for videos about FreightCenter. We’re still not sure how good an idea that was, but we wanted to share with you six videos from all the entries that we thought you would enjoy. Some are […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 4: Practical Freight Packaging

Freight packaging is so big a subject that the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) conducts a 3-part webinar series on the subject twice a year. Each module is 1.5 hours long and the cost to participate is more than $200 per attendee. What’s the big deal? Putting a 4,000 pound freight package on a […]

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U.S. Freight Shipping Infrastructure Caught In Steep Decline

June 6, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

In 2016, wasted time and fuel cost the trucking industry $50 billion dollars, which affected the whole economy with increased delays and caused a surge in the price of everyday products. This was due largely in part to the state of the nation’s infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, projects that by […]

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