Archive for the ‘Drayage’ Category

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Due Diligence for 3PLs in Choosing a Qualified Carrier

Posted on March 16th, 2018

Looking back to a Blog post we shared back in 2012, we have an update on how choosing an unqualified carrier could leave a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) company responsible for carrier actions. That case had to do with double brokering, but this case had to do directly with the 3PL that […]

Building Relationships with Warehouses

Posted on March 2nd, 2018

 We have choices every day on how we interact with others, and some occupations have more opportunities than others. Industry insiders know that having a good relationship with your drivers and warehouse personnel makes a big difference in how your freight is handled and how soon it can get loaded.   […]

Four Responsibilities of a Good Freight Broker

Posted on February 15th, 2012

There are a staggering amount of Third Party Logistics and freight brokers in the domestic United States. Last we checked there were over 16,000 freight brokers in the continental U.S. They range from a wide variety of people, from stay-at-home parents working part time, the small broker or brokerage house who […]

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