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How to Do Pallet Packing Correctly

Preparing pallets for shipping is a task that seems deceptively simple. After all, how hard can it be to stack boxes on a pallet? Yet, many shippers made simple mistakes that can affect the security of the shipment. To properly prepare your pallets for shipping, follow these steps. Pack individual cartons or boxes properly. Proper…

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FAQs and Answers About Preparing LTL Shipping

Not every company needs to fill huge freight trucks with inventory. But often, parcel delivery isn’t quite adequate enough to meet the demand. The solution is less than truckload (LTL) shipping. LTL shipping involves moving freight from multiple shippers on the same truck. Combining the load in this manner can reduce expenses for all shippers,…

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Chewy.com Case Study: How Logistics Built This Fast-Growing Company

Each year, billions of dollars of freight is shipped around the country. The logistics sector has become increasingly critical to everyday life as companies build a loyal base of customers by offering fast and free delivery services. When you think of “free shipping,” Amazon.com probably comes to mind first. However, Chewy.com is another heavyweight in…

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When Should You Hire a Courier for Hand-Carry Services?

Sometimes, traditional methods of delivery just won’t do. If the situation calls for it, you may want to hire a professional courier to hand-deliver your package to its destination. You may be wondering how you can tell when this is truly necessary. Here are some instances in which you should at least consider using a…

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Exploring the Safety Track Record of Automated Vehicles

Automated vehicles may sound like the stuff of dreams, but the technology behind them is very real. We may even see a time when the roads are populated by cars and trucks that drive themselves, rather than cars and trucks that require human drivers. Many people, however, wonder whether automated vehicles can be truly safe….

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A Look at Kroger’s Automated Grocery Delivery Program in Arizona

Kroger, one of the largest supermarket chains in the U.S., has introduced an automated grocery delivery service. The service, which is being provided in partnership with startup robotics company Nuro, launched its pilot program in Scottsdale, Arizona, in August 2018. The purpose of the program was to determine how effective unmanned vehicles were in grocery…

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Unique Challenges for Shipping in Arizona

Shipping in every region comes with its own set of challenges, so it’s important to be as aware of them as possible. If you need to ship in Arizona, you may already be aware of some of the challenges that come with delivery within the Grand Canyon State. Here are some of the things that…

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Are Drones the Next Step for Medical Deliveries?

The speed with which a medical delivery takes place can mean the difference between life and death for an individual. That’s why efficient medical deliveries are so critical. In recent years, unmanned aerial vehicles—or drones—have shown enormous potential in increasing the speed and efficiency of medical deliveries. Here’s what you need to know about this…

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Exploring the Impacts Amazon Has Made on the Retail Industry

From its humble roots as a bookseller based in a garage to its international domination over retail, Amazon’s story has been one of explosive and unprecedented growth. Today, Amazon is a veritable empire with fingers in many pies—from aerospace robotics to lettuce. Its upward trend shows no signs of slowing down, which has its many…

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