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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Inside Delivery vs. White Glove Service

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If you’re selling items that are either very expensive, difficult to install, or a combination of the two, chances are that your customer would also really prefer great shipping service. The delivery stage matters because it is when the shipment is most prone to damage — either due to external factors during transit or due …

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Freight Tracking: How to Track your Freight Shipment

  Freight Tracking is one of the most important services we offer at FreightPros. Makes sense right? People want to know where their freight is, and as a full-service broker we handle all aspects of our customer’s freight shipments, from claims to your bill of lading. Once an order leaves your warehouse doors, a lot …

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What is FOB in Shipping?

There’s a lot of abbreviated trade terms found in international shipping contracts that describe a lot of relevant matters like time and location of delivery, method of payment, transfer of ownership of goods, and who pays the freight charges and insurance. The most common trade terms are incoterms (published by the International Chamber of Commerce) …

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The Complete SCAC Code List [2021]

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The freight industry loves acronyms. You’ve got FAKs (Freight of all kinds), BOLs (Bill of lading), and PODs (Proof of delivery), just to name a few. If you’re going to be a freight shipper, it’s best to recognize these terms. And though they are not technically acronyms, you’ll also find SCAC codes across documents and tracking …

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