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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 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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5 Things to Know Before Buying Freight Shipping Insurance

November 16, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

So you’ve finally found a solid freight carrier to ship your trade show booth from New York City to arrive in time for the show in Las Vegas. But what happens if your pricey set up is damaged during shipment? Have you covered all of your bases? Here’s everything you need to know before buying […]

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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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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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Freight Shipping Costs Can’t Buck Market’s Perfect Storm

May 3, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

The 2000 movie The Perfect Storm is based on the true story of men and women braving life at sea at a time when three major storms converged to form “the perfect storm.” Now, three critical market factors in the freight shipping industry have formed a perfect storm of supply and demand, raising freight shipping […]

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As Freight Shipping Costs Surge, SMBs Find the Deals

ELDs, and why they’re important Shippers who follow the freight industry could see the recent surge in freight shipping costs coming a mile away. Every logistics trade publication predicted that the phased-in compliance of ELDs (Electronic Logging Device)—which began December 16, 2017—would disrupt the industry in terms of productivity and freight shipping costs, and they […]

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How to save 75% on Parcel Shipping Starting Today

February 26, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under , | No Comments

The term parcel sometimes signifies residential, or small shipper, in the freight industry, but that kind of definition isn’t a box parcel fits neatly into. Actually, there’s more to parcel than meets the eye! We get that reevaluating your shipping habits sounds time-consuming—and time is money where freight’s concerned—but there’s a silver lining: shipping parcel […]

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3 Alarmingly Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Like every other aspect of running a business, shipping freight comes with a learning curve. Unfortunately, the freight shipping learning curve can be more expensive than necessary if you’re not careful. A lot of business operators will be surprised to learn about these three ways an alarmingly larger than expected shipping bill can be run […]

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10 Ways to Get the Best Freight Shipping Rate

February 15, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

At FreightCenter, one of our major missions is to help you save big on freight shipping. Besides helping you save every day with our heavily negotiated rates, we’ve learned a few tricks over the past 20 years. Whether you’ve been shipping for years or are new to shipping, we’ve compiled a handy list to give […]

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