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Oh, Ship! Understanding LTL Freight Delays

In the shipping world, few things are more frustrating than your shipment being delayed. You’ve either got an angry customer yelling in your ear, or your company’s production is being held up because of a part that has yet to arrive. Either way, for lack of a better word, it sucks. But the first step […]

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How to Ship Beer (When You’re Not Drinking It)

At FreightPros, we talk alot about how to ship beer. It’s one of the most common questions we get, How do I ship my homemade beer? With the rise of the popularity of home brew beer kits, the movement of beer through the freight industry have never been higher. While most carriers don’t have a […]

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How To Get Lower Freight Rates for LTL & Truckload Shipments

Regardless of whether you are a first time shipper, one-time shipper, or a residual shipper, you’re probably looking for ways to get lower freight rates. Lower costs of shipping increase profit and enable business growth. But finding ways to lower your freight rates isn’t always as easy as just searching Google, “freight quotes.” A responsible […]

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Freight Packaging for LTL, Truckload, and Parcel Shipping

Freight packaging is one of the most important parts of your freight shipping experience. Bad packaging can introduce you to damaged freight, expensive and time-consuming claim processes, and additional reclass fees. Conversely, using correct freight packaging practices can protect you from these things. If you’re going to get the most out of your LTL, truckload, […]

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Reefer Freight | Truckload & LTL Refrigerated Shipping Quotes

Reefer Freight is the codeword for “Refrigerated Freight,” and the systems and practices in place for reefer freight, versus a regular LTL or Truckload shipment, or even something like an overnight shipping quote, are very different. So if you’re looking to set up a one time only refrigerated shipment, or if you’re preparing to get […]

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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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Dealing with Damaged Freight

One of the harsh realities of the shipping industry lies in Damaged Freight. The fact is, no matter what you do to avoid damaged freight, chances are you’ll experience it eventually in LTL shipping. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about what to do when damaged freight shows up at […]

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How To Ship A Motorcycle & Getting Motorcycle Quotes

How to Ship a Motorcycle When it comes to motorcycle shipping, there’s a lot to know. We’ve talked about how to ship a bike, but we haven’t talked about how to ship a motorcycle. There’s three main things that you need to know when you’re looking at shipping that motorcycle. We don’t want to take […]

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LTL Freight Rates with UPS to Mexico

So you’re wanting to ship to Mexico? We’re happy to offer UPS to Mexico LTL freight rates here at FreightPros. Partnering with the big brown affords our customers a plethora of freight options when shipping to our southern neighbors, and along with our Canada shipping opportunities, expands our coverage map to international levels. If/when you […]

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8 Easy Ways to Cut Down On Your Freight Cost

If you’re a shipper you want to cut down on Freight Cost. It’s not rocket science. Cutting costs is part of running a successful business. The tricky part, however, is making sure that these cuts don’t include dropping your level of service. Crappy service means losing customers, which means…well…you get it. At FreightPros, we may […]

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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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Less Than Truckload: A Quick Overview

If you’re new to Less Than Truckload shipping you’ve come to the right place. The freight industry is a big pie and Less Than Truckload (LTL) is just one slice. It’s not exactly UPS or Fedex. Not exactly post office shipping. And not exactly full truckload shipping. LTL has its own set of rules, practices, […]

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