Categories for Freight Shipping

Tips for Saving Money on Freight Shipping

November 23, 2022

If you conduct a large amount of freight shipping, you might think there isn’t much you can do to reduce your shipping costs. Although shipping will indeed be a big part of your expenses, the good news is that there are a few great ways to reduce shipping expenses. This quick guide will provide easy ways to save on this important part of your budget. Create Steady Lane Volume Contracts Rather than constantly shopping around for different contractors in hopes of getting a better deal, it is often smarter to contract with one carrier. When a carrier can be assured... View Article

Truckload Freight Shipping

October 5, 2022

Shipping freight to different parts of the country by truck is a process that has to be well planned and organized. This type of shipping differs from other types because it involves using large vehicles to transport goods over long distances. This mode of transportation is usually used for shipping large items or items that need to be shipped quickly. Types of Truckload Equipment Different types of truckload equipment can be used for this purpose. The type of equipment used will depend on the type of freight that needs to be shipped. Some of the most common types of truckload equipment... View Article

When Should Firms Use Intermodal Transportation — and Why?

May 10, 2022

Although intermodal transportation might not sound like a good idea since it involves various transportation modes, it can greatly benefit firms. However, not all shipments need intermodal transportation. That’s why it’s paramount to understand whether this transportation mode is suitable for you and whether it can improve efficiency and cut costs before adopting it. Read on to learn why and when firms should use it.  What Is Intermodal Transportation? Intermodal transportation refers to a shipment method that uses more than one freight mode to transport goods from one place to the other. These modes include road, rail and air.  When... View Article

7 Advantages of Freight Consolidation

April 26, 2022

Land and water shipping are the backbone of the global economy. As a shipping company or a company that relies on shipping, you should consider adopting freight consolidation to stay competitive in the current business environment.  What Is Freight Consolidation?  Freight consolidation encompasses bundling several small shipments going to the same destination into a single truck, container or ship so that they can be shipped together. This cargo consolidation is beneficial to both the shipper and the customer receiving the goods. What are the advantages of freight consolidation?  Massive shipping costs saving Some shipment costs like fuel coverage, the scheduling, the... View Article

The Effects of Coronavirus on the Supply Chain: What You Should Expect

December 1, 2020

Whether you’ve gotten sick yourself or you’ve just had trouble buying toilet paper at the grocery store, COVID-19 has taken a toll on us all here in North Charleston, SC. Stories about coronavirus are all over the news, but one thing that doesn’t get covered very much is its effects on the global supply chain. This post will cover what you need to know about COVID-19’s effects on the supply chain and what you should expect in the months to come. Manufacturing decline It’s no surprise that many of the products Americans use and consume are manufactured in China, where... View Article

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