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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Less Than Truckload Shipping: A Complete Guide

Small businesses need to get their products safely to their distributors, retailers, and customers all over the country. They place their goods in boxes, crates or pallets in order to avoid damage during transit and, hopefully, they also deliver these on time. LTL shipping solves this challenge and is the ideal method for business owners who …

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Intermodal Shipping: A Different Way to Move Freight

Contrary to popular belief, intermodal shipping is not rail shipping. The process of getting freight quotes, moving freight, transit times, etc., is completely different from rail. Rail/tracks access is a must for shipping via rail. Obviously, not many shippers have this access. We use intermodal shipping to get around this.   Intermodal Shipping is a …

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Freight Charges

When it comes to your freight charges, there is a lot to know. In an industry like the freight industry, even a good broker is going to run into issues concerning freight charges. When there’s (at minimum) three parties coordinating on picking up and delivering freight across hundreds (or thousands) of miles, there’s bound to …

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A Complete List of Freight Terms Every Shipper Should Know

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It’s no secret that the freight industry is complex. Whether you are a first time shipper, or a residual expert that ships daily, there is an entire language of freight terms that you need to be familiar with if you’re going to get a firm handle on your shipping. That’s what our FREIGHT TERMS blog post …

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