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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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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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How To Ship Large Items

What’s A “Large Item”? In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper. What exactly are you shipping? An ACME anvil? Maybe 14 pallets of shrink wrapped, definitely haunted dolls? Or, is it […]

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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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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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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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