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Proof of Delivery: Meaning and Importance of POD in Shipping Posted On 10th August 2022
Shipping goods can be a complicated process, and there are many factors to consider when sending items from one place to another. One important document in the shipping process is known as the Proof of Delivery (POD).What is a Proof of Delivery?Proof of delivery (POD) is the document that indicates that a shipment has been delivered to the intended recipient. The POD typically includes the date and time of delivery, the name of the person who received the shipment, and a list of the items or som ...

How to Reduce Freight Costs Posted On 5th August 2022
The term "freight cost" is used to describe the expense associated with shipping goods. This can include the cost of the actual transportation, as well as any packaging, handling, or other related expenses. When calculating freight costs, it is important to consider all aspects of the shipping process in order to get an accurate estimate.Freight Costs ExplainedFreight costs can vary considerably from one shipper to another. It is important to compare rates before selecting a transportation provi ...

Christmas Tree Shipping: All You Need to Know Posted On 19th July 2022
How are Christmas Trees Shipped?The Christmas tree is a beloved tradition for many families around the world. But have you ever wondered how these trees make it from the farm to your living room? In this article, we'll take a look at how Christmas trees are shipped so that you can appreciate all the hard work that goes into making this holiday tradition possible.First, Christmas trees are typically cut down in late November or early December. Once they're cut down, the trees are immediately tran ...

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 ...

How to Ship a Car to Another State Posted On 26th January 2021
There are many situations in which you might want to know how to ship a car to another state.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 ship 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 car freight shipping ser ...

What is HotShot Trucking? Posted On 13th October 2020
So, what is hotshots 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.Hot shot trucking is a way for you to get smaller, time-sensitive delivery service ...

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? 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 AMMO: FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION 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 ...