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The Basics of Shipping Christmas Trees

The Christmas tree is the quintessential symbol of the winter season. Soon, millions of people across the U.S. will put up and decorate their trees. Christmas trees are readily available locally from large retail stores, hardware stores, and other vendors, but have you ever considered how they get there? Shipping live trees is no easy…

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Will Flying Cars Ever Become Reality?

So far, flying cars exist only in movies like The Fifth Element and books like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They seem so far-fetched that one might think flying cars could never make the transition from fiction to real life. However, some experts think that the technology is actually closer than you might…

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Which Factors Affect the Capacity of the Shipping Industry?

The shipping industry is an incredibly dynamic one, subject to frequent fluctuations. Why is this important for business owners? Because the overall capacity of the shipping industry at any given time can influence a company’s shipping costs. If your business relies on shipping, in order to streamline your budget and look ahead to future expenditures,…

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Tips for Reducing the Risk of Damaged Freight

Damaged freight can be a nightmare for shippers. It can result in unsatisfied customers, a high rate of product returns, and reduced profits. Although it isn’t always possible to prevent damage to freight, there are a few things that shippers can do to reduce the risk and protect their businesses. Always use high-quality packing materials….

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Shipping Questions Every Small Business Owner Should Ask

Small business owners are some of the hardest working folks out there. They have to wear many hats, juggling marketing, sales, inventory, human resources, and more at any given time. If you’re a small business owner who is just beginning to venture into the world of shipping, you probably have a lot of questions. You…

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How UPS Is Becoming a Leader in Drone Delivery

A while back, Amazon made headlines when it announced it was exploring the possibilities of drone delivery services to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. But while Amazon’s Prime Air service hasn’t yet gotten off the ground, UPS is quietly poised to become a leader in drone delivery services. Here’s a look…

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Exploring Organ Labeling and Shipping

All medical samples are subject to specialized requirements regarding labeling and shipping. They must often be transported as temperature-controlled cargo, for example. The transportation of organs is particularly sensitive. The Organ Procurement and Transportation Network (OPTN), which falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has established the protocols for…

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What Is Tesla’s Autopilot?

Many companies have jumped on the autonomous vehicle bandwagon, including Tesla. Known for producing high-end luxury vehicles, Tesla has released semi-autonomous technology, known as Autopilot. While Autopilot does not equip a Tesla to become a fully autonomous vehicle, there are plans for that to happen in the future. All Autopilot-enabled Teslas released since October 2016…

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What Is Cross-Docking?

Every logistics professional is focused on one goal: to optimize the supply chain by enhancing efficiency. Improving efficiency may mean getting products into the hands of consumers faster, cutting shipping costs, or reducing labor costs—or all three. If you need to improve the efficiency of your company’s logistics, talk to your shipping carrier about cross-docking….

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Tips for Shipping Produce in a Hot Climate

Supermarket managers and consumers alike love the warmer months of the year because fresh, delicious produce abounds. Unfortunately, it can be a little tricky for farmers and other producers to ship all that fresh produce without having it wilt or spoil en route. Use the following tricks to reduce spoilage rates and help more of…

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