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Common Freight Tracking Acronyms 

Posted On 20th September 2018

freight tracking acronyms Confused by some freight tracking acronyms? Here are some common tracking acronyms and their meanings:DEL or On Board – This means the goods are out for delivery or delivered.LOD –  Left on dock, generally because the consignment has arrived into the depot too late for delivery on that day’s delivery run.LID – Left in depot, same as LODCA – Check address, the driver is querying the delivery addressCL – Card left, the driver has attempted delivery and left ...

Dry Van Full Truckload Companies Unite (and The Brokers Who need you) 

Posted On 17th July 2018

Full Truckload Companies Unite The top 5 broker/carrier disputes, from our perspective are:Not being paid for detention, even 4 or 5 hours after the appointment time.Being paid a paltry sum for an overnight stay because the warehouse could not honor the set appointment time.Being penalized an arbitrary amount for being late for a delivery.Being penalized an arbitrary amount for missing an appointment, due to a legitimate mechanical failure.Factoring companies taking advantage of carriers to tune of 1.5-4 percent per month, ev ...

“3PL UP” With FreightRun 

Posted On 15th July 2018

Increase Productivity We have many 20-year veteran shipping, traffic, logistics and supply chain managers (collectively known as freight buyers), tell us the following:“We have two carriers we have used for the last 10 years with nearly zero claims and great pricing.  We will keep your information on file, but we ran rates on your website and found them to be much more money that what we pay now. “Of course, this is an excuse, and this person is not meeting their obligation as a freight buyer.  ...

Top 12 Freight Shipping Tips Using Common Carriers 

Posted On 1st May 2018

Freight Shipping Tips Tip # 1Once you receive the BOL via email, please print and have it ready for the driver when they arrive for the pickup. If you are not at the pickup location, please forward the BOL to the shipper and make sure they receive it and use the BOL by providing it to the driver. If correct BOL is not provided, the carrier will not know who is the billing party and will attempt to collect charges upon delivery.Tip # 2If your shipment is a time sensitive shipment: The Timeframe the carrier states ...

TRUCKING TRAILERS: Dry Van, Reefer Vans, Specialty Vans, Flatbeds and Specialized Flats 

Posted On 19th April 2018

Trailer Trucks In the United States, there is a big division between vans and flatbeds.A van trailer is simply a covered trailer – you see it often on the road.  Here is a picture of a standard van trailer being hauled by a tractor:Standard van measurements do vary – so “standard” is a bit of a misnomer. There are also refrigerated (reefer) vans, which have the refrigerated unit attached outside.  The inside measurements are smaller, even in the “space saver reefer& ...