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Wasting Money When Shipping Freight

Wasting Money When Shipping Freight

We’ve helped thousands of businesses and individuals all over the world get their goods from point A to point B faster and smarter.

They are wasting Money When Shipping Freight. Small businesses are no strangers to the fact that every dollar counts. Supply chains everywhere need to know how to save money while running smoothly. But logistics is a tricky industry, and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. Follow along to see what mistakes to avoid the next time you ship freight.

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Getting Blindsided by Billing Adjustments

One of the most common ways to waste money is through billing adjustments. Costly adjustments post-shipment can wreak havoc on your freight budget. Knowing the basics of billing adjustments and how to avoid them will help you avoid wasting money. Accessorials (a fancy word for add-ons) are often the culprit behind these post-shipment adjustments. But rest assured; you can prevent these types of billing adjustments. Even the most minor additional shipping service not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment. Some commonly overlooked accessorials include but are not limited to the following:

People often assume carriers function as movers or that the friendly driver will pick up or deliver your cargo inside your business’s front door. However, this is an inside pickup/delivery service that is an extra fee if performed, even if you don’t formally request it.

Locations can be classified as limited access locations depending on certain conditions or require liftgate services if there’s no loading dock at pickup or delivery.

Visit our Guide to Freight Packaging for the best practices for packaging your cargo and the basics about the different types of freight packaging. A large portion of every supply chain should be dedicated to ensuring packaging procedures are in tip-top shape.

Visit our Guide to Spec Sheets to learn how to be prepared if a billing adjustment for weight or dimensions occurs.

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To create value for our customers by delivering customized shipping solutions that meet their unique needs and to fulfill shipping demands from simple to complex with expertise, guidance and ingenuity.

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LTL shipping involves combining multiple small shipments from different customers onto one truck, allowing each customer to share the shipment cost. Trust the experts at FreightCenter to give you the best prices and the most comprehensive options for all your LTL freight shipping needs.

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Truckload shipping, also known as full truckload (FTL), is a transportation option for freight that requires the entire trucks trailer space. Unlike LTL shipping, FTL shipping is reserved for larger commodities that exceed LTL weight and size limits, typically weighing more than 20,000 pounds or having dimensions that exceed 12 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet in height. We deliver optimized solutions for full or partial truckloads and competitive dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated freight pricing. We can cover your full truckload shipping needs.

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Nationwide Expedited Trucking services move your freight securely and rapidly. Your freight requires fast delivery; our freight shipping experts can get your shipment fast, whether in one large box or a full truckload.

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Specialized is a transportation option for items that require specialized handling, equipment, or shipping conditions. Specialized shipments may include high-value cargo, oversized cargo, or cargo that require temperature-controlled transportation. The most reliable Specialized Freight Services rates from all the top carriers are just a few steps away. From white glove service to international shipping, we've got you covered.

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