Posts Tagged ‘Freight’

Best Practices for Short Hold Warehouse Operations

Posted on March 28th, 2019

With limited space available for “Short Hold” freight, being stored for short periods at a time, it is important to be efficient in utilizing that time and space. Require carrier appointments to minimize surprises and plan the docks accordingly. Re-slot positions as necessary to reduce time spent looking for freight […]

Short-Term-Hold or Short-Hold Storage

Posted on March 15th, 2019

Cross-docking is the practice of unloading freight and reloading them for transport to the next destination, with little to no storage in between trips. This is typically done to bring in loads from different points of origin to consolidate onto fewer trucks for delivery to a final destination, or to […]

The Benefits of Cross-Docking

Posted on March 1st, 2019

First of all, why would anyone need to use cross-docking? Inventory storage takes up space in warehouses, and costs businesses money to use. Oftentimes, storage is necessary, especially large inventory runs, anticipated demand spikes, timeliness etc. By having Just in Time (JIT) inventory, it reduces the need for long term […]

The Refrigerated (Reefer) LTL Shipment: What it Takes

Posted on January 24th, 2019

  Temperature Controlled LTL shipments are a little more complex than regular dry LTL shipments due to the sensitivity of the freight for temperature and transit time requirements. LTL Carrier Schedules Most dry LTL carriers have a longer running schedule for the week on the days they can pick up. […]

Black Friday 2018: The Supply Chain

Posted on November 16th, 2018

How Does Black Friday Affect Supply Chains? Black Friday – Let the shopping begin! These products being sold are planned to be manufactured far ahead of time, and takes more than what meets the eye to get these items to you. Ultimately, the items end up in a store or […]

What is Demurrage?

Posted on November 9th, 2018

Your container gets to port, and something went wrong in the planning to pick it up. Today is going to be the last free day. What does this mean? The “last free day” is the last day of a period of free storage time at the port without paying demurrage. […]

Portuguese for Good: A 5th year Anniversary Celebration

Posted on January 27th, 2016

January 25th, 2011 marks the first day that BOA Logistics became an LLC. More than five years ago Walter and I had an idea to strike it out on our own.  Little did we know how much we had to learn without the training wheels. Thinking back on it now, […]

Do’s for Residential Shipping & Receiving by Ruby Rodriguez

Posted on August 11th, 2015

Do’s for Residential Shipping & Receiving We know that shipping and receiving freight can be a tedious process, especially with Residential parameters but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a comprehensive guide for the do’s of residential shipping and receiving to make it easier: ***DO: For pickups from your residence […]

BOA’s first Non Profit Donation: Mattel Children’s Hospital

Posted on March 20th, 2015

Towards October of last year we at BOA found ourselves searching for the perfect charitable cause for our quarterly donation of 2014. With the holiday season coming up we wanted our contribution to really affect others in a special way. We quickly found that our passion for giving back to […]

“That truck driver you flipped off? Let me tell you his story.” by Dan Hanson

Posted on February 27th, 2014

Let me tell you a little about the truck driver you just flipped off because he was passing another truck, and you had to cancel the cruise control and slow down until he completed the pass and moved back over. His truck is governed to 68 miles an hour, because […]

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