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What Is A Dimensioner, And How Does It Impact Shippers? What You Should Know

If you’ve heard the term “dimensioner,” “dimensionalizer” or “pallet dimensioner” tossed around with increasing frequency in the last few years, you’re not alone. These terms and others have been used interchangeably to talk about the equipment that’s being used to reshape the LTL industry in the United States. But what is a dimensioner exactly? According to Wiktionary, a dimensioner is …

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A Guide To Researching, Buying & Implementing A Pallet Dimensioner

The topic of dimensional weight pricing in the LTL transport industry has been covered at length as major LTL carriers like FedEx, UPS, Old Dominion Freight, SAIA, Estes Express Lines, YRC Freight and others have started using DIM weight as a key component in their rate calculations for shippers. In fact, many LTL’s are already using automatic pallet dimensioners to …

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How To Choose A Pallet Dimensioner – 9 Things To Consider

Pallet dimensioners, also known as “cubing systems” or simply “dimensioners,” are used by shippers to automate the pallet measurement and documentation process – a process which until recently has consisted of measuring freight with a tape measure, taking a photo of the freight with a digital camera or phone, and then transferring that information to a WMS or TMS system …

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How To Calculate Dimensional Weight

With major package and less-than-truckload carriers like FedEx, UPS, YRC Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, Estes Express Lines and others making use of dimensional weight pricing, it’s become more important for shippers to learn how to calculate the dimensional weight of their large freight and parcels. With that in mind, we’ve provided a formula, along with a couple tips to …

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How To Pack Your Pallet: Techniques For Improving Pallet Density & Stability

It takes a lot of work by a lot of people to ensure that the millions of goods shipped each day arrive at their final destinations on time and in good condition. But for every 100 shipments that arrive unscathed, there are a few that arrive in less-than-perfect condition, and sometimes, the damages sustained during shipment can be attributed to …

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Infrared Dimensioners Vs Laser Dimensioners: What You Should Know Before Buying

Automated cubing and dimensioning equipment is emerging as a necessary capital investment for companies across the supply chain, and as such, professionals from various backgrounds – operations, IT, management and accounting – are beginning their first rounds of research into the available products, and the companies that produce them. However, to truly understand the distinctions in these commodities and determine …

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LME Inc. Chooses FreightSnap’s FS 5000

In June of 2016, FreightSnap installed two FS 5000 automatic dimensioners for LME Inc. LME Inc., a large regional LTL carrier serving the upper midwest, expects the FS 5000 to help them improve the speed and accuracy of their freight dimensioning process. To learn more about LME Inc. and their LTL carrier services, you can visit their website. For more …

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Allied Moulded Begins Dimensioning With FreightSnap

Like many large manufacturers and shippers, Allied Moulded of Bryan, Ohio, determined the importance of adding freight dimensioning to their shipping process. After a careful analysis of freight dimensioning products, they decided to install FreightSnap’s FS 5000 pallet dimensioner. With the FS 5000 now installed, Allied Moulded hopes to see improvements to their weighing and dimensioning process in terms of …

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Collecting On Freight Claims – How To Be Successful

Admittedly, the process for collecting on freight damage claims is more complicated than it probably needs to be, but that shouldn’t keep you from collecting what you’re owed. If you’re ready to stop loosing money on claims collections, take a look at our top tips for being successful. Document your freight before it’s shipped If you’re not already in the …

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Dependable Highway Express Adds FreightSnap’s FS 5000 Dimensioner

In July 2016, Dependable Highway Express (DHE), a large freight carrier and full-service logistics provider, teamed up with FreightSnap to help them improve their freight dimensioning process. After researching the available options, DHE ultimately chose FreightSnap’s FS 5000 automatic dimenionsioner, which is capable of dimensioning hundreds of fully-loaded pallets per day. If you’d like to learn more about DHE and …

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Elegant Lighting Chooses The FreightSnap FS 5000

In April of 2016, Elegant Lighting Company, a designer and manufacturer of beautiful crystal and modern lighting pieces, chose FreightSnap to help them with their freight dimensioning needs. As a high-volume shipper based in Philadelphia, they needed a dimensioning solution that would help them document and analyze their shipments easily and affordably. To learn more about Elegant Lighting Company, please …

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Pros And Cons Of Density Based Freight Pricing For Shippers

By now, we’ve all heard about the shift to density based pricing in the LTL industry. With major carriers like FedEx Ground, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Estes Express Lines, SAIA and others making the shift, it’s only a matter of time before DIM pricing becomes the norm. And although many carriers will probably allow their customers to use the …