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Intermodal Shipping: A Different Way to Move Freight

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  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

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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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Everything You Need To Know About Your Freight Charges

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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 […]

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Using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in the Freight Industry

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Technology and the freight industry don’t always go hand in hand. The reasons behind this are complicated, but technology-trusting freight brokers like FreightPros are making progress. We’ve invested heavily in our customer’s Transportation Management System, as well as software such as SalesForce and Bloomfire for many of internal processes and documents. Electronic Data Interchange, commonly […]

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How to have a Successful Trade Show

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A trade show is a very important milestone for a business. Like a Quinceanera to a young woman, every detail matters and everything needs to be perfect. This is why choosing a freight broker with trade show experience is necessary. Think of how foolish you will look with nothing in your booth but yourself, and […]

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Dry Run Fees in Freight Shipping

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There are a lot of fees in freight shipping. I know everyone wishes it was as simple as a freight quote; boom, bam, done and done (I know your freight broker dreams of such a time), but then it wouldn’t be the freight industry. That should be a motto: If it was simple, it wouldn’t […]

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Disposition in Freight Shipping

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When I was a teenager, my mother would often tell me I had a sour disposition. Of course, I would immediately shout, “Whatever!” and sulk up to my room. That’s how it goes when you’re 14 and emo. All this is to say that when I started working in freight and hearing the term disposition […]

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When to Add “Notify Consignee” to Your BOL

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A question we get a lot here at FreightPros is: When should I add “Notify Consignee” to my BOL? On this third Friday of the new year, we’re going to tackle this question. And while we’re at it, we’re going to answer some more questions about “Notify Consignee” in LTL shipping, including what it is, […]

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Dealing with Drop Trailers

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If you ship a lot of LTL to a numerous locations, you’re eventually going to run into drop trailers. What is a drop trailer? True to it’s a name, a drop trailer is a trailer that is left at a location for an indeterminate amount of time. It’s “dropped,” and picked up later. Most of […]

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SCAC Codes in LTL Shipping

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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),┬ájust 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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Overnight Shipping and Delivery: Estimated Transit Times in LTL

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Overnight shipping and delivery is a great thing. No doubt about it. For better or worse, we live in a culture of immediate gratification. “I want it now,” sang Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. At times, “Patience is a virtue,” seems as outdated as flip phones. But virtues are timeless for a […]

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