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Spotlight on Bag It

A cancer diagnosis is scary and disorienting. On top of the obvious concerns about treatment and outcomes, the prospect of navigating the system of cancer care and finding the necessary support and resources is daunting. Bag It aims to change that. The Bag It Bag gives cancer patients the tools they need to become empowered…

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What Is Inside Delivery?

The logistics industry has its own unique set of terms that you should become familiar with if you plan to open a business that requires a great deal of shipping. One of those terms is “inside delivery.” Of course, if you’re ever unsure about any terms you might come across when shipping freight you can…

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The Role of E-Commerce in Increasing LTL Shipping

There is no question that the rise of e-commerce has significantly transformed the global marketplace. In fact, the majority of all individuals in the U.S. have engaged in some sort of online shopping, whether from a mobile phone or computer. Online shopping is simply more convenient for consumers, who might not have time to run…

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The Logistics of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day may be a time to express one’s love for a partner, but for transportation professionals, this holiday is all about logistics. In the weeks before Valentine’s Day, Americans purchase millions of sentimental cards, flowers, chocolate and other candy. All of those goods need to get from Point A to Point B in a…

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Inventory Management Tips for E-Commerce Retailers

Lately, U.S. shoppers have been spending several hundred billion dollars on goods bought from e-commerce stores each year. There has never been a better time for aspiring merchants to set up shop and start selling to customers. You don’t even need to lease an expensive storefront—all you need is a website. And for e-commerce retailers…

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CVS Launches Drone Delivery for Prescriptions

It’s now been a decade since the first commercially successful consumer drone entered the marketplace. Since then, the technology has improved considerably and drones are more reliable than ever before. In addition, federal regulation has begun to catch up with the technology, making it possible for delivery drones to enter the airspace. One of the…

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What to Know About Filing Freight Claims

If you’re a business owner who ships physical goods out to customers and receives inventory, you should know that using smart packaging practices can greatly reduce the risk that your cargo will sustain damage during transport. However, sometimes accidents do happen. If your cargo is damaged upon arrival, here’s what you need to know about…

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Understanding FOB

If you’re new to the shipping world, you’re likely to come across many terms and acronyms that are unfamiliar, like bill of lading (BOL), less than truckload (LTL), and FOB. FOB can mean either “free on board” or “freight on board.” Internationally, the first term is used, whereas in the U.S., either may be used….

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Spotlight on Manufacturing Day

Since 2011, businesses across the country have celebrated Manufacturing Day on the first Friday of October. This year, it falls on October 4. Manufacturing Day is designed to give a voice to individual manufacturers and to the industry as a whole. It’s intended to help the next generation of workers learn more about career opportunities…

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