Archive for 2018

Types of Customs Exams

Posted on July 13th, 2018

X-Ray – Tailgate – Intensive Got a customs hold on your shipment? Subject to an exam? Let’s see what happens next! This is never fun, but at least we can fill you in on what the various exam types consist of. What is the VACIS Exam? The system was introduced for importing goods […]

Types of Customs Holds

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Once upon a time, customs was just looking for smuggling or misvaluations in cargo. Since 9/11 though, it has been a matter of national security, and the process has become increasingly more sophisticated. Customs cargo inspectors are checking random shipments, but also using data to target shipments within specific criteria. Data […]

Happy 4th of July!

Posted on July 4th, 2018

Happy Independence Day! We are proud to be founded and operating in the United States of America, where we have the opportunity to “make your own luck” and the opportunity to live the American Dream. Remember to respect the good drivers out there moving freight for you to enjoy in all parts […]

Mid-Week Holiday Logistics

Posted on June 29th, 2018

Holiday logistics is always a challenge, but it gets really interesting when a holiday falls in the middle of the week, in the middle of produce season. How is this different from a holiday that falls on a Friday or Monday? Image source: MarketWatch Traffic Truckers share the road with everyone […]

Ship by LCL or FCL?

Posted on June 22nd, 2018

Less-than-Container-Load or Full-Container-Load? That is the question. Why would someone go with LCL if it usually costs more per unit of freight than FCL? Cash Flow –  It may not be a good idea to put up the money for inventory if it won’t move that quickly. The expense of taking […]

What is Drayage?

Posted on June 15th, 2018

Freight shipping can be complicated. Although it is common to think that it only entails a ship or plane to move freight from one place to another, other modes of transportation play a role as well. From transport cars that go through road to drayage. Why is Drayage Important? Drayage […]

CVSA International Roadcheck

Posted on June 7th, 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set the “International Roadcheck” since 1988, a 72-hour period where commercial motor vehicle inspectors perform inspections throughout North America at a higher rate than usual. For the CVSA Roadcheck 2018, the focus is on Hours of Service compliance. The rules have not actually changed from the log […]

ACT EXPO 2018: Advanced Clean Transportation

Posted on May 11th, 2018

Technology in transportation is advancing so quickly, it’s hard to pin down where the future in energy is going to be. The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo 2018, held at the Long Beach Convention Center showcased a number of companies with the latest innovations in Condensed Natural Gas, Electric, Hydrogen and Propane. […]

Getting Personal in Business: Handwritten Thank You Notes

Posted on April 27th, 2018

Using a form of communication that has become less and less common, may be one of the most powerful ways to impress a prospect and a current customer. The handwritten “Thank You” note. Outdated? We don’t think so. A handwritten thank you note sends a powerful message because you have gone […]

Free or Freight on Board (FOB) – What Does it Mean?

Posted on April 20th, 2018

There is nothing “free” about Free or Freight on Board (FOB), so it would be good to understand what this term really means. Which party is taking responsibility at which part of the move? Not understanding the liability involved if a product gets damaged or lost could result in a claim. Therefore, […]

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