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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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2019: Year in Review for the Delivery Industry

Despite the explosive rise of e-commerce (and the billions of pounds of e-commerce packages that must be shipped from place to place), 2019 was actually a difficult year for the trucking industry. This was due in large part to the levying of tariffs in response to trade wars between the U.S. and other countries. This…

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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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Surprising Effects of Fully Autonomous Traffic

Autonomous vehicles are no longer science fiction. They’re already being tested in pilot programs in select areas around the U.S. Proponents of autonomous vehicles assert they will significantly reduce traffic accidents and save lives, while also reducing traffic congestion due to more efficient driving practices. However, a fully autonomous future may have some surprising side…

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Special Considerations for Shipping Alcohol

Many people think that shipping alcohol is much like shipping anything else. However, alcohol shipments can fall under the jurisdiction of state, federal, and international laws. It’s important to understand the legal requirements before your company begins sending out shipments of alcohol. If you have any questions, the shipping carrier can help you. Why It’s…

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Cord Blood Transport 101

Stem cell research has yielded exciting possibilities for medical treatments for hard-to-cure diseases and traumas. These days, it’s not uncommon for parents to decide to preserve a newborn baby’s cord blood through a cord blood banking company. This cord blood may then be used in the future if the child is diagnosed with an illness…

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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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