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Fight Freight Inspection Up-Charges from LTL Common Carriers: Weights, Measures and Density Disputes  

Posted On 21th February 2016

How to Fight Freight Inspection Up-Charges from LTL Common Carriers: Weights, Measures and Density Disputes? To successfully fight a weight/measure/density dispute with a common carrier you must find the grounds for a sound argument in terms they will understand. For all weight and measurement disputes, immediately if possible reweigh and re-measure the skids or pieces in question and take photographs if the reweights/measures prove their inspectors wrong.  Use an unrelated party to do ...

Check Your Company's Trucking Prices vs. Market Trucking Prices: ARE YOU PAYING A FAIR PRICE? 

Posted On 20th February 2016

Often the CEO or CFO or Owner of an ongoing concern has been for so many years away from the nitty and gritty of logistics that they do not know REALLY if their Traffic Dept or Logistics Managers have gotten complacent and perhaps kept ongoing relationships with established carriers or 3rd Party Logistics Firms for too long, and for too long away from the light of the market.  The reports provided – a checking of metrics such as Price per Lb paid this year vs. last year etc. can be d ...

FTL: FULL TRUCKLOADS – BETTER BOOKED ONLINE – REPEAT SHIPPER PROGRAM  

Posted On 19th February 2016

You can qualify for the best FTL trucking rates possible If your company is financially strong and able and willing to adjust your Accounts Payable practices such that freight bills can be paid within 10 days, and if your Traffic Department can change its practices from the old time “phone call to their buddy broker”  to the more transparent online freight booking.This is because with financial risk removed, and with an automated booking process, traditional “markup-above-costs" method of ...

Full Truckloads and the Enemies of Transparency 

Posted On 12th February 2016

Why do billion dollar 3PLs love to make shipper sign contracts that effectively take that shippers freight out of the marketplace? Simply because what the shipper pays in order to have steady freight rates and one vendor is much more money than if the shipper would use the marketplace to negotiate the best rates every day for his freight, LTL and FTL.  Shippers, especially non-owner shipping and logistics directors, are not always appreciated for the chances they have to take, and ...

Megaship INDIAN OCEAN Freed Overnight as Tide Rises 1.2 Meters and 12 Tugboats Pull 

Posted On 9th February 2016

INDIAN OCEAN is moored now safely at Hamburg where it is undergoing inspections  for damage after its week long ordeal being grounded a few miles short of the Port of Hamburg. The Elbe and Port authorities must investigate the causes of these megaship problems though the obvious, that all the megavessel’s newest technology does not make up for the reduced margin of error in their maneuver abilities, is already obvious.  In fact, the INDIAN OCEAN at Hamburg is ironically moored ...