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Top 10 LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers – and How to Avoid Them

LTL shipping can be an efficient way to move freight when it doesn’t make sense to ship a full truckload. But, it’s easy to lose money on costly mistakes if you’re not careful. If you want to see what you might be doing wrong, and avoid potential pitfalls, take a look at our list of the top 10 most common …

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Choose the Best Pallet for Your Business (Infographic)

Billions of goods are shipped every day, and nearly all them are shipped on pallets. Foods, fertilizers, chemicals, car parts, children’s toys, tires — virtually anything you can think of — spends part of its life on top of a pallet. And while some organizations estimate that as much as 90% of all pallets in circulation are still made of …

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How To Lower Your Shipping Costs – A Big Opportunity Most Shippers Miss

We’re all looking for ways to save our businesses money. And when we open our books to seek out opportunities, one place we all inevitably land is shipping and logistics. Why? Well, if your business ships any kind of volume, you probably see a big number in that column, and big numbers tend to stand out. So how do you …

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How is Freight Class Determined?

If you’ve ever shipped anything through a less-than-truckload carrier, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the term “freight class.” And if you’re like a lot of shippers, you might only have a partial understanding about what freight class actually is. To help clear up the picture, we’re going to explain freight class, show you how you can find it for goods you’re shipping, …

A forklift operator using FreightSnap's FS 5000 pallet dimensioner at a trucking terminal.

Why Transition to Automatic Freight Dimensioning

Ever since volumetric freight dimensioning became the standard form of measurement for the transportation and shipping industries, companies have been working to streamline the process and take advantage of its benefits. But, like any new process, the transition to dimensional weight measurement has caused a few headaches for companies making the change. Take a look at some of the most …