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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

Late deliveries causing anxiety? What does "Standard Transit Time" really mean?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Oct 23, 2018 11:44:10 AM

If we were given a dime for every time we hear the frustration, "but it's supposed to be 2 day transit!" As frequently as we hear it, and as poor as LTL carriers' timeliness of delivery numbers look, suggested transit times are not changing and shippers need to plan accordingly. 

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Tags: Logistics, Freight Management, LTL, LTL Service, LTL Carrier, Expedited, Freight Guarantee, Ship Smarter, Late Delivery, Standard Transit Time, Carrier performance, LTL Transit Time

Why is it so hard to get REAL LTL Carrier Performance Stats?

Posted by Hank Newman on Sep 24, 2018 8:48:00 AM

"The carrier missed the pickup yet they still count it delivered on time?"

Can you rely on carrier stats? What are your real and most meaningful LTL carrier performance stats?

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Tags: transportation management, LTL Carrier, LTL Service, Logistics, Freight Data, Ship Smarter, Freight Management, LTL, Carrier performance

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

Carriers Weeding Out the Undesireables - When will change come?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Jun 20, 2018 1:30:27 PM

Recent conversations with Account Representatives from Regional and National LTL Carriers are indicating unprecedented service failures and not recently seen actions to counter their overload of business.

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Tags: Logistics, Freight Management, LTL, LTL Service, LTL Carrier, Detention, LTL Carrier Cost, Volume Loads, Expedited, Freight Guarantee, Embargo, transportation management

Using FREIGHT DATA to make better BUSINESS Decisions (PART II)

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on May 28, 2018 10:33:00 AM

Recalling the question from last week... How often are we seeing "Big Data" referenced in every day business? 

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Tags: Freight Management, Freight Data, Logistics, Freight Rates, LTL, Ship Smarter, supply chain

Using FREIGHT DATA to make better BUSINESS Decisions (PART I)

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on May 22, 2018 1:20:05 PM

How often are we seeing "Big Data" referenced in every day business? Constantly... right?

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Tags: Freight Management, Freight Data, Logistics, Freight Rates, LTL, Ship Smarter, supply chain

LTL CARRIER COST DRIVERS – How can I impact pricing from LTL Carriers?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Apr 15, 2018 5:56:55 PM

 

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Tags: LTL Pricing, LTL, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Ship Smarter, LTL Carrier Cost

Carrier / Vendor / Customer LTL Freight Conundrum 

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Mar 15, 2018 10:32:36 AM

As the pendulum has shifted, dramatically favoring the LTL carriers, shippers are realizing that if they don't consider changing their processes, they might very well be looking at increases well over 5% in 2018.

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Tags: LTL, Detention Fees, Freight Tariffs, Freight Rates, LTL Pricing, Freight Class, Accessorials, Overlength

Detention in LTL? ... Why now?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Feb 12, 2018 8:39:03 AM

"Shippers will not move us through their facilities faster without economic consequences." Hence... Detention.

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Tags: Freight Tariffs, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Detention Fees, LTL, Freight Rates

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