Why Your Bill of Lading is the Most Important Part of Freight Shipping

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  Your bill of lading (BOL) is the most important part of your freight shipping. This applies to Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) or full truckload shipping. It applies to intermodal shipping or volume shipping quotes. It’s everything. It’s all of it. It’s really important to get it right, so let’s talk about your bill of lading. What …

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Freight Shipping: Not a Commodity (Part 1)


Over the past year I’ve met with multiple Presidents of other freight brokerages and have had heard the same theme ringing through regarding freight services as a whole. That the services we provide for people’s freight are essentially a commodity. One President told me something along the lines of, “We’ve accepted that LTL freight shipping …

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LTL Shipping With Ferdinand Magellan


  You’ve heard of Christopher Columbus. You’ve heard of Marco Polo. You’ve heard of Magellan. BUT….Did you know that Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer/captain/possible snack for Filipino tribal folks, was also an LTL shipper! Sort of. Kinda. Maybe if you REALLY stretch the definition of LTL. Listen, he might not have used Central Freight, but …

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