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Engine Shipping Crates Posted On 17th January 2019
When engines are being shipped, they need to be protected so that they are not damaged. If you do not put your engine in the right crate, then the slightest bump or jolt can harm it while it is journeying from point A. to point B.Luckily there are many great engine shipping crates and engine shipping containers. Engines are most commonly stored in plastic or foil envelopes/containers when they are being shipped.These containers are typically packed in a wooden crate or a pressurized metal contai ...

Freight Claims Overcharges and Weight Inspections Conspiracy Posted On 19th December 2018
It used to be common carrier truckers such as YRC would weigh shipments and if they were under weight you would also receive an Inspection Certificate, and possibly a reduction in the charges.  Of course none of us freight payers whether shipper or receiver has received a bill like that for years – now you only get an Inspection Certificate if it is in the carriers’ favor – ie if you shipped more weight than you wrote on the Bill of Lading or purport that you did.Governmen ...

When LTL Shipping Via Common Carrier Is Best Posted On 14th December 2018
When LTL Shipping Via Common Carrier Is Best LTL shipping via a common carrier network is best when the LTL indicated delivery time beats your required delivery time with enough margin so that you avoid potential late delivery fees, and when the product you ship can be easily replaced if the LTL common carrier damages or loses the original shipment. These are rare occurrences but must be considered.You do not want to risk not receiving your materials for an important sales presentation due to a late delivery, so it is best to ship those cr ...

Trump Rhetoric Has Caused a Surge In Chinese Imports Posted On 25th November 2018
USA China Trade War Our company, FreightRun and its subsidiaries, are in a unique position to judge if China is fair in trade compared to the US: we import the same products to both nations.With drums beating on both sides of Pacific Ocean as China and US rush headlong into a trade war, and as Trump continues to bash the Chinese unfair trade practices, the ACTUAL effect on US-China trade balances has been a monthly surge for the last several months as US importers try to buy ahead and even stockpile inventory from ...

Trump Deals with Canada and Mexico – the “NAFTA 2.0” - Reduce Market Uncertainties Posted On 2nd October 2018
NAFTA 2.0 Love Trump or hate him, at least this agreement by the Trump administration reduces the uncertainty in the North American trade relationships that underpin many of the supply chains in the US. The auto industry especially relies on suppliers who source work and parts in various locations in North America.  It is often difficult for those suppliers to calculate the actual value added as a part could receive value-adds in different company locations spread transnationally in plants they ...