The Meaning and Advantages of Transloading

A long-distance shipment is not a simple process. However, transloading makes this process more manageable for both shippers and carriers. It starts when container loads are transferred from port to a warehouse and ends when it reaches its final deliver location. Transloading process does not only work for ships and trucks, but it is also a practical approach for trains and plains. What is Transloading? … Continue reading The Meaning and Advantages of Transloading

The Meaning and Advantages of Cross Docking

Cross docking has become an essential factor in growth for a logistics and warehousing organization because speed and productivity matter a lot. Providing cross docking in Miami and across Florida is a significant service that can be implemented to achieve a competitive advantage. If you’re using cross docking in the right circumstances, it can provide you a lot of benefits, including; efficiency and handling times. … Continue reading The Meaning and Advantages of Cross Docking

Greener Trucking

Trucking Can Also Be Green Trucking is not usually thought of as being environmentally friendly. And with good reason. Trucks emit a significant part of the global supply chain’s carbon footprint. That being said, it’s completely possible to make trucking, and supply chains in general, greener. Here’s a couple of measures you can explore in order to make your supply chain more environmentally friendly. You … Continue reading Greener Trucking

Introducing: Container Services

Quickload is in a constant state of innovation. We work hand in hand with shippers, trucking companies, and many other logistics professionals to keep our platform up to date with the industry and its needs. This is precisely how Container Services was born. This week we’re very excited to finally launch Container Services, a new feature within our app that gives shippers more flexibility when it comes to … Continue reading Introducing: Container Services

Know your trailer

Not all trailers are created equal. There’s an ideal type of trailer for each shipment, and knowing which trailer works best in advance can save you headaches and delays in the long run. Let’s take a look at advantages and disadvantages the three main types of truck trailers. Dry Van This is probably the most common kind of trailer out there. Dry vans are versatile and can … Continue reading Know your trailer

Keep it Cool This Summer

Summer brings higher temperatures everywhere, especially inside a truck trailer. Did you know that the inside of a truck trailer that is not temperature-controlled can be over 30 ˚F higher than the temperature outside? So, for example, if it’s 90 ˚F here in Miami, the temperature inside a container can climb up to a scorching 120 ˚F. It’s no wonder then that summer brings an … Continue reading Keep it Cool This Summer

The Art of Palletizing

If you’re in the shipping business, odds are that you work surrounded by pallets. Good old wooden pallets are unsung heroes in the logistics industry. Trucks might steal the spotlight, but pallets perform a crucial job of keeping shipments organized efficiently to maximize space and movement time. Whether you’re shipping LTL or FTL, it’s important to make sure you’re properly palletizing your cargo. This will … Continue reading The Art of Palletizing

Empty Miles, Empty Wallet

There are two words no logistics professional likes to hear: empty miles. If a truck completes a delivery and returns back home 500 miles away with an empty container, it drove 500 empty miles. The term refers to the distance traveled while generating no income. Empty miles are a waste of fuel, time, and money. They make supply chains sluggish and inefficient. Although they affect carriers more … Continue reading Empty Miles, Empty Wallet

The LTL advantage

Among the many acronyms you might hear in a conversation between logistics professionals, LTL has to be one of the most common. LTL stands for “less than load,” which, as the term suggests, refers to shipments that require less than a full truckload to be completed. If your shipment is palletized and ranges between 150 and 10,000 pounds, LTL freight could mean significant savings in … Continue reading The LTL advantage