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

You’re only as good as your carriers

Your supply chain will always be as good as your carriers. If your carriers are solid and reliable, odds are your shipments will be delivered quickly and efficiently. If they’re not, then you might run into some trouble. How do you make sure to find a reliable carrier? Well, like finding good employees or good service providers, there’s no hard and fast rule. Finding great … Continue reading You’re only as good as your carriers

Planning ahead: the secret of saving on accessorials

Accessorials can cost you. That’s no secret. As its name suggests, accessorials are charges or fees brought by additional or unexpected services provided by your carrier. Here are just a couple of things that can trigger accessorial fees: Use of liftgates Some carriers charge extra for using their truck’s liftgate to raise or lower cargo. Oversized items If your item is longer than a specified … Continue reading Planning ahead: the secret of saving on accessorials

How small errors can cost you lots of money and how to avoid them

Making errors is unfortunately too often the name of the game in shipping logistics. There are so many moving parts in a shipping supply chain, that even the slightest mistake can snowball into costly delays and blunders. Luckily, technology has changed logistics for the better in this regard. New tools, applications, and services help minimize errors and mistakes that will ultimately make your shipping logistics … Continue reading How small errors can cost you lots of money and how to avoid them