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LTL Accessorials, Avoiding Them or Getting the Accessorials You Need (and NO OTHERS!) 

Posted On 29th March 2017

LTL Accessorials Unloading Freight If you are paying the freight bills, be aware of the conditions the driver will face at the pickup and  delivery sites.  You need to know exactly what a driver will need to do at each end of the shipment.The bottom line is that the ONLY time there are no accessorial charges involved is when the driver pulls up to a commercial truck bed high dock for loading and unloading.  If unloading, the driver will get the freight to the tail of the truck if the freight is light enough, and fr ...

How to Find a Truck to Ship my product? Shipping Strategies for Product Rollouts 

Posted On 27th March 2017

Entrepreneur - Shipping Ideas You are a new business, an entrepreneur, and you are still operating from your garage or perhaps you have located a local warehouse that will let you ship from there (better!).  Here are three recommendations:1. Packaging still must look professional and really should be EXTRA HEAVY DUTY.  You don't have the time or expertise to deal with claims - damages - so make your freight shipments practically bombproof and waterproof.  Be generous with shrink wrap.  Use heavy duty card ...

Why Hire a Freight Broker/3PL?  

Posted On 13th March 2017

Freight Broker Help You are a hard driving, self-made, roll-up-the-sleeves entrepreneur who can handle truckers and logistics.  Really, there aren’t many people who can do things as well as you can.  Managing this cost center is a key part of your business.  You like the saying “if you want a job done right, do it yourself.”However, as an entrepreneur CEO, the choice to delegate logistics to a super-competent 3PL, 4PL or Freight Broker will usually yield you several HUGE benefits, i ...

Are Freight Costs Eating Your Profit Margin? Time to Get creative and a Freight Broker/3PL may be able to help! 

Posted On 7th March 2017

Freight Cost We’ve heard complaints from shippers of general commodities that increased freight rates have just about wiped out their margins, and that the geographical area that they are competitive in has shrunk over the last 5 years.  Here are a few ways to attack those problems:Have your Freight Broker consolidate your distributor and key customer freight into daily or weekly Full Truckload shipments, depending on the amount of freight you ship.  For the past 5 years, we have insulated a ...