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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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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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The Unvarnished Truth About LTL Freight Transit Time Estimates

August 23, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

No one likes it when they book shipping and the estimated LTL freight transit time they were given turns out to be off by a day or two or more. At times like that, it’s important to remember that LTL freight transit time estimates are just that: estimates. Here are a few other points that […]

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Customer Spotlight: Visone Auto Mart Used RV Parts

August 16, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

The nation’s largest RV salvage yard, Visone Auto Mart, has counted on FreightCenter for shipping used RV parts from their home in eastern Kentucky, south of Lexington, since 2011. A 32-year-old business that also sells RVs, campers, motorhomes, work trucks and firetrucks, Visone has built a 5-star reputation for locating, testing and quickly shipping a […]

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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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4 Measurements of Freight Broker Effectiveness in 2018

Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker.  Here’s why. There is a capacity shortage in the freight shipping industry. Trucks and drivers are in short supply, loads take longer to deliver and the law of supply and demand has dictated that prices be raised. As a result, more […]

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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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Expert of the Month: Theresa Williams, LTL Sales Manager

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? Of course you have. Most of us dream about unloading our cares and taking time to enjoy life to the fullest. While most of us only dream about it, Theresa Williams has actually done it. For Theresa’s mid-life adventure (she doesn’t use the word “crisis”), […]

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Clarifying Dimensional Weight vs. Actual Weight for Shippers

July 27, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

We defined dimensional weight (also called DIM weight) in an earlier blog post on Vital Freight Measurements. It’s a good, thorough read, but might be a little too dense for the occasional or one-time shipper to grasp. This clarification should make it easy for all FreightCenter customers to understand what dimensional weight is and how […]

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