Packaging Fails And How To Prevent Them. When it comes to packaging your freight, there are 3 common problems that many shippers face; possible damage during transit, your shipment damages another shipment in transit, or the pickup of your shipment is refused because of poor packaging. Freight packaging honestly isn’t that difficult, you just need to learn a little bit about freight packaging basics and apply common sense in order to avoid packaging fails. Feel free to laugh as you view these images, but keep in mind that these episodes were not at all humorous to the people involved when they happened; some were quite expensive. As it turns out, packaging freight is not an intuitive skill for some shippers.
Full Truckload vs Less-Than-Truckload. There are two common freight services that you’ve probably heard of. They are full truckload (TL) shipping and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. What are the differences between the two and how do you know which one you’ll be needing to fill out a freight quote for? They may be similar on the surface, but there are more differences between the two than you may think. Learn the difference between full truckload vs less-than-truckload and how it could affect how you ship.
In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper. But generally speaking, large items in the shipping and logistics industry mean heavy and oversized freight that may have unique shipping needs. Below, we will discuss how to ship large items in more detail.
So far in our series, Keys to Shipping Happiness, we’ve dug deep into ways that you can improve you shipping and become a happier shipper. Paying close attention to weights and measures, freight class, and packaging have proven to be the catalyst in improving your overall shipping process. Saving money is a top priority for all shippers. Avoiding billing adjustments is the easiest way to save when shipping. Before we get into the details of easily avoidable billing adjustments, let’s discuss who is responsible for issuing them and why they do so.
Whether you’re an experienced shipping pro or just beginning to put together your business’s initial supply chain strategy doesn't matter. It can be easy to get bogged down in the complexities of the freight shipping process. There are a lot of details and moving parts involved with shipping freight. Having something that breaks it down into a step-by-step process will take the frustration away and make shipping freight much easier. We’ve broken out each step of the LTL shipper’s checklist below and provided more details to give you a better idea of what you need to do to ship successfully and effectively.
Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Stay in budget by knowing which types of quotes lead to the most shipping savings.
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