How to Report Concealed Damage to Your Shipments

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Not every shipment arrives at its destination in perfect condition. Most of the time the damage is due to inadequate packaging or improper handling. Either way, damage does happen, and knowing how to report it through the… Read more

How to Notate Damages and Shortages on the Bill of Lading and Proof of Delivery

Claims

It’s much easier to win a damage or shortage claim when the proper process is followed. Correctly notating damages to the bill of lading (BOL) and proof of delivery (POD) is a good start, but there’s more you can and should do to prevent… Read more

How Shippers and Carriers Can Prepare for CVSA’s Upcoming 2019 Roadcheck

2019 Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual International Roadcheck June 4-6, 2019. During the three-day enforcement event, CVSA-certified inspectors will perform roadside inspections of commercial… Read more

Terms of the Trade: A History Course in Trucking Terminology

Logistics Terminology

Like any industry, transportation and logistics have their own terminology and acronyms. A few you’ve probably heard include drayage, bill of lading, deadhead, reefer, and assessorial. In order to keep up, newcomers must… Read more

The Impact of Produce Season on Your Freight

Produce Season Truck

Consumers love when their favorite fruits and vegetables are in season at the grocery store. For shippers, however, spring can bring periods of tight capacity. Don’t let the quiet market following the post-holiday period catch… Read more

4 Ways Shippers Can Benefit from a Drop Trailer Program

Drop Trailer

Recently the term “Shipper of Choice” has been used more frequently within the transportation community. While there are multiple strategies a shipper can deploy to attract carrier partners, one of the most impactful is having… Read more

5 Reasons Outsourcing Transportation Management Will Improve Your Logistics Operation

Managed Transportation, Outsourcing, Logistics

Is your logistics department ready for growth? Optimizing your transportation operation involves much more than moving freight at the lowest price. To drive real innovation and long-term value for customers, many shippers have turned to Managed… Read more

How to Protect from Freeze: What You Need to Know

Protect from Freeze

In the face of cold winter weather, shippers must begin to take steps to prevent their cargo from freezing. It’s not just liquids you need to worry about. Even something as hardy as oatmeal is vulnerable in cold temperatures.

While the… Read more

What Is Partial Truckload and Why Should You Be Shipping It?

Partial Truckload

If you’re not currently using partial truckload, you may not even know it exists. The mode is vastly underutilized by shippers, but it offers many benefits.

First off, what is it? Partial truckload is that sweet spot between less than… Read more

Factors That Affect Truckload Shipping Rates

Trucks on the Road

Predicting truckload shipping rates is a tricky business. Over the last three years, rates have fluctuated by over 50%! Factors that drive such wild swings are numerous, but they can be nailed down to a couple fundamental issues: changes in… Read more

5 Things Your 3PL Rep Should Be Doing for You

3PL, Transportation, Logistics, Reps

You should expect exceptional service from your third-party logistics (3PL) provider, but how do you know you’re getting it? Your 3PL representative’s main job is to help ensure your supply chain runs efficiently. However, without the right… Read more

How Severe Weather Disrupts the Transportation Industry

Weather, Transportation, 3PL

Of all the disruptions carriers face on the road, weather poses the greatest threat. Most recently, Hurricane Florence impacted much of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast with intense flooding and power outages, causing road and terminal closures as… Read more