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Freight Classification: What It Is & How It Affects Shipping Rates

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Whether you are operating just one trailer or a fleet of trucks, you’re part of one of this country’s biggest industries.  According to the US Department of Transportation, the U.S. freight market accounts for more than $1.1 trillion of business each year and handles more than 17.7 billion tons of goods. America’s freight haulers help

Refrigerated Trucking: Pros, Cons, and Best Practices

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Refrigerated trucking companies provide a valuable service for our country. By transporting fresh produce, groceries, medical supplies, and other temperature-sensitive goods, refrigerated trucks make it possible for stores to keep their shelves stocked and consumers to buy what they want. A significant percentage of the trucks you see on the highway are refrigerated trucks (reefer

9 Factors That Drive LTL Shipping Rates

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Trucks transport more than 11 billion tons of freight each year in the U.S. That is more than 3 million tons shipping every day of the year. While most trailers are hauling full truckloads (FTL), less than truckload (LTL) freight shipping accounts for as much as 10% of industry revenue. LTL freight shipping works well

8 Benefits of Using a LTL Freight Broker

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Less than truckload freight (LTL) is a good way for carriers to fill trailers with multiple stops in a single area that make their loads more worthwhile and profitable. However, finding these loads takes a certain amount of work, and doing it quickly and efficiently is vital to a carrier’s success. That is where an

Spot Freight Rates

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Technology has disrupted many industries worldwide, but most people don’t think about its impact on the freight and cargo industry. One of the chief impacts has been in spot freight rates, or spot-buy freight, as it is often called. While traditionally, spot freight is used to find rates for a last-minute shipment, it’s becoming a

5 Factors that Impact Reefer Freight Rates

reefer rates

A common load type involves a “reefer truck” designed for loads that need to be temperature controlled during the shipping process. These loads can include anything from refrigerated items like produce and other perishables to frozen foods or even medical supplies. Because reefer trailers are more expensive to run and maintain, reefer load rates are

5 Factors that Impact Dry Van Freight Rates

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Good for a variety of shipping needs, dry vans are one of the most common trailers on the road today. While not climate controlled, dry vans are easily secured and still protect goods from the elements. Shippers choose different types of dry vans depending on the cargo being shipped. Sometimes they need more than one

How to Get the Best Carrier Rates

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Maintaining your equipment, managing your business relationships, and controlling fuel costs are important parts of running an effective trucking business. But cash flow may be the most important piece in keeping your business operational and profitable. It’s a good idea to keep a reserve of cash that you can tap into in difficult times. Lining