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Quick Crash Course in Freight Shipping Classifications

25.08.2014 in Blog, Freight Class, LTL Freight

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freight shipping classifications are notations provided by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, or NMFTA, as a way of helping carriers and shippers understand the standards by which products are classified for rating purposes. Understanding these classifications will help you ensure that all of your packages are shipped safely, quickly, and at the most affordable price. (more…)

3 Steps to Better Transportation Spend Management

20.08.2014 in Blog, Logistics Outsourcing, Transportation Spend

TSM ReviewTransportation spend management — it sounds like a complicated topic. However, it is not one that you should ignore and hope goes away. By controlling your transportation spend (costs) you can save money and provide better service to your customers. There are three important steps in the process. The most important thing to remember is that you do not have to do it alone. (more…)

LTL Trucking Companies Limit Liability ….Don’t Get Caught By Surprise.

22.07.2014 in Blog, Freight Claims, LTL Freight

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Before you allow a carrier to ship your LTL freight, it is very important for you to know the liability limits, or insurance, they carry to cover your freight. Don’t assume that they will reimburse you 100 percent for damaged or lost shipments — even if it is their fault.

Since deregulation, LTL carriers can limit their liability based on rates they charge, and they are not required to inform you of these limitations. (more…)

Five Key Benefits to Transportation Spend Management

14.07.2014 in Blog, Logistics Outsourcing, Transportation Spend

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When you are trying to decide the best ways to improve your firm’s bottom line, it can be overwhelming to look at all the options. If your organization uses any type of freight shipping, one key way to reduce overhead and improve the customer experience is by implementing a transportation spend management plan. Check out these five important reasons why transportation spend management is vital for companies large and small. (more…)

Improving Business Profitability by Increasing Supply Chain Visibility

14.03.2014 in Blog, Transportation Technology

profit1Supply chain systems continue to grow in complexity, whether globally or domestically. And business continues to grow even more competitive by the day as newer technologies are introduced and the customers’ deadlines become more stringent. Recognizing the need for supply chain visibility is one of the latest trends that have emerged as a result to the recent economic upheavals. (more…)