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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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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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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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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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