Staying on top of overlength fees and trends can help you better plan shipments and total transportation costs. This common accessorial charge can be added to your freight invoice for going over a carrier’s specified length limits.
Every company that transports freight is required by law to provide cargo liability coverage. But why does this matter to shippers? Understanding freight liability – as well as limited liability – will give you a better picture of what happens if your freight is lost, damaged or stolen while being transported.
Deciding the costs vs. benefits of utilizing a third-party logistics (3PL) partner requires several considerations, from the time it takes to book shipments to pricing and managing your freight. To help in your decision, we’ve put together 5 benefits to consider when thinking about using a 3PL.
Free or freight on board (FOB) is an important aspect of most international shipments, placing liability on either the shipper or receiver. However, many who are new to shipping or receiving may be unfamiliar with this term and its importance.
There are several types of warehouses and functions to keep in mind, along with many other aspects to consider when it comes selecting a warehouse location. Learn more about how each of these warehouses works.
One of the main ways to assess the overall sustainability of business operation is to take a close look at the supply chain. Oftentimes the evaluation, transparency and power to rework a practice or product in your supply chain can be more difficult to handle.
Those experienced in supply chain management know that getting the right products to the right customers at the right time is much more complex than it seems. What's the solution? The secret formula comes from having effective logistics operations, which can make the difference between surpassing your goals and driving away business.
Any carrier can move freight from point A to point B, but moving your freight damage free can be a different story. Since you can’t ride along with your shipment, make sure that you are doing what you can to help prevent damage or loss of your shipment.