FreightSnap Introduces Stop & Go – The Next Evolution in Automated Dimensioning

Measuring, weighing, and photographing palletized freight by hand can be a time-consuming process that leaves room for measurement and transposition errors. The current generation of static pallet dimensioners have automated this process, allowing companies to capture this information and share it with their resource management systems in a fraction of the time, all without error. That said, high-volume carriers and …

Optimize Pallet Optimization Through Dimensioning

Pallet optimization is an important aspect of logistics management as it can help shippers reduce costs associated with packaging, transporting, and storing their freight. There are dozens of software products designed to help shippers accomplish this task, and all of them rely on one thing to get the job done – accurate measurements. In most cases, these measurements are collected …

FreightSnap's FS 5000 pallet dimensioner installed at a shipper's warehouse. NTEP, Measurement Canada, and OIML certification logos are also pictured.

Buying a Dimensioner? Ensure a Smooth Transition to Automated Dimensioning

Any time you add a new piece of equipment or software to your operation, there’s potential for disruption, confusion, and even pushback from employees toward the new device or system. It’s only natural as people don’t like change – especially in the workplace. The good news is, these changes don’t have to inspire hesitation. When implemented and approached with care, …

Is it Time to Automate Your Freight Measuring & Weighing Process? 3 Questions to Ask

LTL, air, and parcel carriers are using automated package and pallet dimensioners to implement new dimensional weight pricing models by re-measuring and re-weighing more freight than ever before. And while the shift to DIM-weight pricing has been beneficial for carriers as it’s more reflective of their actual costs to carry goods, shippers haven’t been so lucky. Many are seeing more …

Automated Dimensioning – The Key to Efficient Warehouse Management?

Inaccurate measurements and transposition errors are common pitfalls when trying to measure incoming and outgoing freight by hand. And both open your Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) up to bad data, which can limit their effectiveness and compromise the efficiency of your warehouse or distribution center. Automated dimensioners can eliminate these issues, supplying transportation and warehouse …

Dim Weight Pricing: Correcting 3 Common Misconceptions

Instead of determining shipping rates based on a combination of density, stow-ability, ease of handling and liability – the case under the NMFC’s class based pricing system – LTL carriers in the United States are turning to a simpler way of calculating rates – dimensional-weight pricing. Since the transition began, however, many shippers have seen their shipping costs rise, which …

Measuring Your LTL Freight? You Should Be

In 2015, FedEx and UPS moved to dimensional-weight pricing on most parcel shipments, and now less-than-truckload carriers are following suit. Major LTL operations like YRC Freight, XPO Logistics, FedEx, UPS, Estes Express Lines, Old Dominion Freight Line, and others are starting or planning to start offering dimensional-weight pricing as an option for their customers. On top of that, carriers are …

3 Under the Radar Ways Pallet Dimensioners Help Freight Forwarders Improve Operations

Carriers and shippers might be the most prolific users of parcel and pallet dimensioning equipment, but they aren’t the only ones who can benefit from an automated measuring solution. Recently, freight forwarders have started to jump on board, and they’re seeing benefits they may or may not have planned for. Smoother Shipment Consolidation Inaccurate measurements, whether supplied by the customer …

3 Hallmarks of a Successful Dimensioning Program

How you implement a dimensioning program can determine the level of efficiency your program ultimately achieves. Over the years, we’ve seen dozens of companies invest in dimensioning technologies, and truth be told, some have been more successful than others. Why? Most of it can be boiled down to three simple, but crucial things each of these companies did before they …

Where to Install Your Pallet Dimensioner for Maximum Efficiency

Where you install your freight dimensioner can have a big impact on the efficiency of your operation. The following graphic lays out some basic rules regarding install location, which can help you get the most out of your automatic dimensioner. Download the PDF version to keep a copy for yourself, or share the graphic with a friend. Want more articles …