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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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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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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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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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