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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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What to Consider Before Adding to Your Fleet

Lots of businesses rely on a fleet of vehicles to deliver customer orders. Unfortunately, maintaining a fleet of vehicles is costly and far from being hassle-free. Plus, business owners must cope with the significant cost of adding new vehicles to replace older ones or keep up with customer demand and business expansion. But before you…

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Get the Basics About Freight Class

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) has established a standardized classification system for different freight classes. This facilitates standardized freight pricing for shipments. Essentially, it means that shippers can feel confident knowing they are receiving a fair, unbiased quote for their less than truckload (LTR) shipments. There are a total of 18 freight classes,…

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Top Trade Show Shipping Tips

Trade shows are excellent opportunities for growing companies who wish to enhance their brand visibility, target new demographics, and build relationships with other organizations. Yet, they also require a considerable amount of planning and prep work. Quite often, company representatives must travel to other states to set up an exhibit booth at a trade show….

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Types of Pallets to Choose From

If you’ve recently started a business and you’re looking into freight delivery services, it may surprise you to learn that there are different types of pallets available. Each of these has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, some are better suited for shipping heavier loads. If you’re unsure of which type of pallet to…

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Amazon Flex: A Look at Ridesharing for Last Mile Delivery

Amazon may have started out as a small bookseller operating out of a garage, but it grew quickly to become an e-commerce giant. Today, Amazon is known for having fingers in many pies, offering everything from digital assistants to streaming shows and movies to groceries. The phenomenal growth of this Internet powerhouse also means a…

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Are Americans Comfortable with Autonomous Vehicles?

For years, autonomous vehicles existed solely in science fiction literature and movies, where they could be safely admired from afar by consumers who liked the general idea of convenient, hands-off travel. Yet, the reality is proving far different. In fact, Americans have been slow to embrace this drastic change in transportation, as recent polls reflect….

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What’s a Bill of Lading?

There are a lot of issues to consider when you’re planning a shipment. One of those is the necessary documentation for your freight. Every freight shipment must have a bill of lading (BOL) attached to it. If you have any concerns about whether you need a BOL or whether your existing BOL is properly prepared,…

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Spotlight on Taco Bell Delivery

For years, pizzerias and Chinese restaurants dominated the food delivery sector. But America is a country built on the craving for convenience, and so it seems natural that food delivery services would eventually expand to other markets. Taco Bell is one of the latest fast food restaurant chains to experiment with delivering takeout directly to…

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