Archive for the ‘Intermodal’ Category

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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How Low Oil Prices Affect Freight Trucking, Intermodal & Air

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The price of oil has dropped precipitously over the past two years. I’m sure you’ve heard. If nothing else, you’ve passed a gas station recently and probably did a double-take at those three numbers staring back at you. The reasons behind this drop are expectedly complicated (here’s a pretty good overview of what’s happening), but […]

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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), 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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How & When to Use Intermodal with the Truckload Team

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Here on the truckload team we use a lot of different equipment to help our customers move their freight. When we’re moving pieces of machinery or tall tanks, we’ll use a flatbed or a stepdeck. When it doesn’t matter how long it takes to arrive at its destination, we can look at partialling the freight to save our […]

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Know the Basics of Expedited Shipping

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Expedited Shipping is one of the many types of freight shipping we handle here at FreightPros, but we’ve found that some people don’t quite understand the different ways we do this. Today, we’re going to fix that problem. We’re going to learn the basics of expedited shipping for LTL, Truckload, and even Intermodal. Expedited shipping […]

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