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Tip: Unused Skid Space Fee and What to Avoid Posted On 18th May 2022
Example: You need to ship a box that measures 12” (L) x 12” (W) x 60” (H).  You do not want to ship it loose, so you place it standing up on a normal 40” x 48” pallet.  The outside measurements are 40” x 48” x 65” including the skid height.  At the very least, you will likely be responsible for an Inspection Fee Charge for shipping “potentially unstable freight” per the rule below.  You will also likely incur a fee i ...

What does NOI Mean in Shipping Posted On 17th March 2021
If you are handling freight shipping, it’s crucial to do the paperwork right. The critical step is to classify the shipment properly, but that’s not always an easy task. You browsed through pages of the National Motor Freight Classification, and you are still unsure where to place your shipment.You might understand things better if you get familiar with the NOI acronym. That’s what we are focusing on in this article. Here’s what you should know about this abbreviation and ...

Useful Tips of How to Ship a Car Posted On 26th January 2021
There are many situations in which you might want to know how to ship a car.Perhaps you're planning a move to a new state or city on the other side of the country and want to find out how to transport a car to another state, for example. Or maybe you've sold your car to someone who lives far away and wants to learn how to move a car across the country.You might even be buying a new car from a private owner or dealership and want to arrange a door to door auto shipping service to bring the car ho ...

What is HotShot Trucking? Posted On 13th October 2020
So, what is hot shot trucking? We’ll cover everything you need to know about these types of carriers so you can decide if they’re right for your business.This refers to a carrier that makes smaller deliveries in standard pickup trucks. These companies are often smaller operations, or they might be run by someone who’s trying out trucking and thinking about eventually getting a commercial license.HotShots trucking is usually done by a Class 3, 4, or 5 truck, which is often outfi ...

Legal Risks LTL FTL Shippers Face Posted On 9th October 2020
Shipping a product, even if your customer is choosing the LTL or FTL carrier, nevertheless involves heavy responsibilities which expose all shippers to many legal risks.First, the shipper has a legal responsibility to pack the freight sufficiently such that it stays safe no matter the choice of LTL or FTL carrier.If the shipment is tendered to a common carrier, the freight must be transferable by a normal forklift which can max out at 2500 lbs. and must be packaged in a rugged enough manner to t ...

What is Intermodal Transportation in Trucking Terms Posted On 9th October 2020
"What is intermodal transportation?" This is one of the most common questions asked by people wanting to learn more about the supply chain industry.It might seem complicated at first. However, when you learn the intermodal trucking definition and intermodal shipping definition, it actually becomes relatively easy to understand.What is Intermodal Transportation?So what does intermodal transportation mean? Well, we can define intermodal shipping as the movement of goods from one place to their fin ...

How to Ship Ammunition: Firearms or Ammo Posted On 9th July 2020
If you want to learn about shipping ammunition, firearms, and other ammo, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we will show you how to ship ammo the right way. The following is a guide on how to legally ship your ammunition and firearms without upsetting the Department of Justice.If you are wondering how to ship firearms, you are also likely wondering what the process is for shipping ammo as well. But while you may think the process is the same for both, it is not. Here we will cover eve ...

Shipping a Parcel Nationally or Internationally? Check our new Parcel Rate Quote Calculator Posted On 11th June 2020
Parcel Shipping Rates Are you shipping a parcel internationally or domestically? Use our new parcel rate quote calculator to get the best shipping rates. With our new parcel rate quote calculator, you can compare shipping prices and find the best option for your needs. Whether you're shipping domestically or internationally, we can help you get the best rates. Simply enter the dimensions of your parcel and the destination country to get started. The calculator will provide you with a list of shipping options and pric ...

Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Notice Posted On 8th April 2020
covid19 shipping alert ALERT! Please note that most carriers are working to reduce capacity due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. For time sensitive and urgent shipments please contact our support team Important: Ensure that the Shipper and receiving locations will be open to accept shipments. If the Shipper and/or Receiver will be closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, notify our team prior to shipment being picked up. If carrier is not able to deliver because receiver is closed, carrier will charge daily stor ...

Complete your Bill of Lading with our tips Posted On 5th October 2019
Bill of lading A bill of lading may seem like an unnecessary nuisance to some, but as a legal document, it protects your assets. For this reason, correctly filling out your bill of lading is of utmost importance. It’s also a required document by the department of transportation, so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible before filling out your first form.Here you will learn about how to fill out a bill of lading (BOL) the correct way. Also, we have provided you with some examples of a filled-out ...