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

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The bill of lading (BOL) is one of the most important things you need for your freight shipping because it is the evidence of your contract with your carrier, forwarder, or freight broker. Whether you’re opting for less-than-truckload (LTL), ocean freight, or intermodal shipping, most, if not all, service providers won’t ship your freight without …

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Freight Shipping: Not a Commodity (Part 1)

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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

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  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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