Archive for the ‘Freight How-To’s’ Category

Avoiding Headaches on LTL Residential Deliveries

In the LTL industry, residential deliveries are extremely common. Maybe your customer ordered a trampoline for their kids or hardwood flooring for their new DIY project. Either way, they are counting on the freight arriving at their doorstep as soon as possible. In most cases, residential deliveries come with their own set of headaches. Remembering […]

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Shipping Alcohol: The Rise of Craft Breweries

Craft brewing has quickly grown from a cottage industry to a multimillion-dollar commerce segment that seems poised to bring down, or at least challenge, the giants in a well-established market. Brewers spring up all the time, and the Brewers Association notes that most Americans find themselves living within 10 miles of a craft brewer. That’s […]

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Shipping Lithium Batteries: What Are the Risks & How Can You Ship Them

From your laptop and cell phone to your child’s favorite toys, lithium batteries have become a ubiquitous source of power for modern life. Unfortunately, these rechargeable batteries have some serious flaws that go beyond lifespan or the time it takes to recharge them. As recent episodes with the Samsung Note 7 phone (as well as […]

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ELD Mandate for Carriers and its Effects

5 ways to know if you're a freight broker

This is the first section of a two-part blog post on the ELD mandate and its effects on the transportation industry. Recently the FMCSA rolled out the nationwide ELD mandate for commercial carriers and transporters. There are many questions and concerns on how this will affect the nation’s supply chains. Will it increase transit times?  […]

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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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