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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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Save the Packaging, Save the World

September 27, 2018 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under | No Comments

Eight Packaging Ideas that Save the Planet and Your Wallet Supply chains are feeling the pressure to adopt sustainable practices and they’re starting with how products are packaged for transport. Product packaging says a lot about a brand. It’s a thoughtful way for a brand to differentiate itself from other brands. Apple packaging, for example, […]

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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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Customer Spotlight: CT Darnell/Sunbelt Rack Design & Build

September 17, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

CT Darnell Construction and Sunbelt Rack are sister companies with a bit of a twist. Sunbelt Rack has been serving the LBM (lumber and building materials) industry for more than 30 years, providing more rack systems and pre-engineered steel buildings in more lumberyards in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean than any other supplier. […]

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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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Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best?

September 13, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Rising freight rates have made it necessary for shippers to try to save every dollar possible. Some shippers who use the freight quote tool on freightcenter.com always select the cheapest freight quote for […]

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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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Expert of the Month: Casey Jones, Customer Care Manager

September 6, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

In a logistics career that has spanned nearly 20 years, Casey Jones has never shied away from taking on new challenges. As Casey puts it, “People never stop moving in this industry. If you do stop, you get left behind.” Early in Casey’s career he worked directly for carriers, the companies that own the trucks […]

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6 Ways an LTL Freight Carrier is NOT Like a Parcel Service

August 30, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Most of us become familiar with shipping parcels when we send gifts to family and friends via the post office, UPS or FedEx. The first time we ship freight can be a real wake-up call, because an LTL (Less-than-TruckLoad) freight carrier and a parcel service operate very differently. We’re specifying LTL freight shipping because it’s […]

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