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3 Ways to Reduce Freight Cost Unrelated to Rates!

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Jan 21, 2019 3:57:56 PM

Tired of fighting with Carriers over discounts, minimum charges and accessorials? Given the economy, capacity pressures, and LTL carrier's current perceived leverage, you may be more successful reducing your freight cost by taking a deep dive into your organization's shipping processes.

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Tags: LTL Carrier, Logistics, Ship Smarter, LTL Pricing, Freight Terms, Freight Tariffs, LTL, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Reclass, Reweigh, Freight Audit, Freight Pay, Carrier performance, Freight Data, Accessorials, Density

Freight Audit and Pay - What should you expect?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Dec 18, 2018 9:43:48 AM

Recently, an article from the Journal of Commerce (JOC), "Tech Transforming payment services into shipper intelligence," explored the evolution of freight audit and pay firms to data managers. Surprisingly, the article seems to suggest audit firms are creating a new space, but are they?

Leads me to question, if you are using a 3rd party to audit and pay carriers on your behalf, what are today's reasonable expectations?

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Tags: LTL Carrier, Logistics, Ship Smarter, LTL Pricing, Freight Terms, Freight Tariffs, LTL, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Reclass, Reweigh, Freight Audit, Freight Pay, Carrier performance, Freight Data, Accessorials, Density

Linear Feet - Not all LTL Carriers Rules Tariffs are the same

Posted by Cody Walters on Nov 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

One of the most identifiable differences between Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and Full Truckload (FTL) Carriers is the amount of freight you can move at one time. Far too often shippers will throw 7-8 pallets onto an LTL trailer and think nothing of it; it’s not a full truckload, right? Big... mistake!

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Tags: Bill of Lading, Volume Loads, LTL Carrier, Logistics, Ship Smarter, Overlength, LTL Pricing, Density, Freight Terms, Freight Tariffs, LTL, Freight Rates, Freight Management

LTL Bill of Lading - Avoid surprise fees!

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Aug 1, 2018 9:11:35 AM

It’s 2018, what seems to be the year of LTL Carrier Strength. That being the case, carriers are not missing the opportunity to increase revenue every chance they get.

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Tags: transportation management, Rules Tariff, LTL, Density, Freight Class, Freight Terms, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Overlength, Freight Tariffs, Ship Smarter, LTL Carrier, Bill of Lading, Reweigh, Reclass

FREIGHT CLASSIFICATIONS - Does the "Density Effect" have you confused?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Nov 11, 2017 10:21:43 AM

After reading this post, if you have questions or are still uncertain, click on the link for a Free 30 Minute Freight Class Consultation.

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Tags: Freight Class, Density

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