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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 2: Vital Freight Measurements

May 23, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | No Comments

One of the main reasons we decided to create this series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, was to help relieve our LTL freight shipping customers of billing adjustments, as much as possible. We’d love to make billing adjustments disappear entirely, but that’s a lot to ask of a six-part blog series. Vital freight measurements earns a spot […]

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5 Questions A First-Time Freight Shipper Doesn’t Know to Ask

May 21, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | No Comments

If you’re a first-time freight shipper—whether an individual or a company—the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight is not like calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. Freight shipping has its own rules, and they can be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t […]

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Keys to Shipping Happiness Part 1: The LTL Shipper’s Checklist

At FreightCenter, we believe that a successful LTL shipper (Less-than-Truckload) is a happy shipper. So, we’ve put together a blog series called Keys to Shipping Happiness. The first of the series is a simple checklist that should steer you toward LTL shipping success, and away from common shipping disappointments that sometimes lead to costly billing […]

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A Freight Trucking Disaster Flick or Disaster in the Making?

May 10, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Full disclosure: This blog post is pure speculation about what could happen in a freight-trucking mashup in which a hacker takes over a self-driving vehicle. There is no evidence (yet) that a disaster like the one described here is currently in the making. But there are three aspects of this mashup that could make one […]

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At FreightCenter, Veteran-Owned Means Veteran-Caring

Before our founder and CEO, Matthew Brosious decided to try his hand at entrepreneurship, he served his country for 3 years as an Airborne Ranger at Aco 2nd Ranger Battalion. His military training laid the foundation for how FreightCenter would operate, and so, as a veteran-owned and operated company, Brosious created a work environment at […]

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Freight Shipping Costs Can’t Buck Market’s Perfect Storm

May 3, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

The 2000 movie The Perfect Storm is based on the true story of men and women braving life at sea at a time when three major storms converged to form “the perfect storm.” Now, three critical market factors in the freight shipping industry have formed a perfect storm of supply and demand, raising freight shipping […]

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy and Liquidation: Two Years Later

The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in August of 2016 sent waves through the shipping industry after their primary creditor, Korean Development Bank, refused to restructure their loans. The bankruptcy (and subsequent liquidation) was seen as a way for the country to consolidate their shipping into a single firm, as KBD was also a financier to their […]

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Behind the Scenes: An LTL Freight Agent’s Day at FreightCenter

April 26, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

Ever wonder how the LTL freight shipping experts at FreightCenter are able to answer your questions so quickly and accurately? After all, FreightCenter has contractual relationships with nearly 100 LTL freight carriers, each with its own shipping lanes and rules. How can LTL freight agents keep all that info in their heads? The answer to […]

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Glider Kit Controversy Pits Businesses Against Environment

In 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, put emissions standards in place to control the diffusion of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from heavy duty trucks. The trucking industry soon realized a potential workaround for these regulations: glider kits. The glider kit industry has been around for nearly 50 years but until recently it […]

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Make Your Supply Chain 20 Times Greener

Earth Day is Sunday and we’re trying harder than ever to retrace our carbon footprints so we can learn to do better. The U.S. logistics industry is a tremendously important part of the economy. Consumer demand means freight is always on the move, and that, naturally, leads to more energy demand and fuel consumption. We […]

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