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What is Standard Pallet Size and Weight?

February 5, 2019 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

Freight shipping often involves using pallets. They help to protect your goods, improve efficiency and maximize trailer space. While pallets can be custom made, there is a standard pallet size and weight. Knowing this information can help you ship your items as well as get a quote. Pallet Dimensions There are three common pallet sizes: […]

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How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Set your freight up for success by packing your items with care. […]

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5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

January 17, 2019 | By Maren Nader | Under | No Comments

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. We have learned a few tricks for getting the best deal over the past 20 years in business. Read our insider tips to get the best rate for your shipment. Or, skip the post and get an easy quote today using our […]

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7 Reasons to Partner with a Freight Broker

January 10, 2019 | By Maren Nader | Under | No Comments

A freight broker is an organization that serves as the coordinator between the person shipping an item and the shipping carrier. Shipping freight, in particular, can be confusing – there are new terminology and important questions that the average person may not know to ask. Working with a freight broker can help the shipper have […]

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Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Short Answer: Yes Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary […]

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Shipping Container Homes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

December 25, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under | No Comments

Step aside, cookie cutter houses. Shipping container homes are providing people with a way to live large in tiny dwellings. You can take or leave the white picket fence. Currently, there are around 17 million shipping containers in the world. Only 6 million of these containers are actually in use for shipping large items. This […]

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How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

December 20, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under | No Comments

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight Dimensions Density Stowability Liability Packaging Mode of transportation Time sensitivity Freight class Facility type at shipment’s origin and destination Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an […]

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Ship Large Items?

When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting […]

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How E-Commerce Businesses are Winning in an Amazon World

November 29, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

Almost 50 percent of all online retail sales in the United States happen on Amazon.com. Even big brands, such as Walmart, Macy’s and Costco struggle to compete with this online giant. With free two-day shipping, reviews system, and easy return policy, it makes sense that Amazon is at the helm of online retailers. That being […]

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How to Calculate Freight Shipping Costs

November 27, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

The cost of freight shipping varies depending on a few factors. At first it might seem overwhelming, but once you understand what goes into it it’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take a look at the factors, break down how to get a quote and help you calculate the best rate for your shipment. Should I […]

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