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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

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

ITEM 680 in Your LTL Tariff - Heard of the 65% Rule? It's time...

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on May 1, 2018 7:05:16 AM

See the pallet in the picture below? If it is not clear to you what's wrong with it, you should consider exploring the details of LTL Carrier Packaging Rules as described in Item 680 of most Carrier Rules Tariffs. 

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Tags: LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Freight Tariffs, Item 680, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Freight Class, Rules Tariff

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

"Transparency" in Freight Management - What does that mean?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Jan 16, 2018 7:29:34 PM

Three ways to Measure your Freight Partner's Level of Transparency

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Tags: Freight Tariffs, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Freight Management

OVER-LENGTH FREIGHT - Remember when Over-length was 10-12'??

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Dec 15, 2017 8:54:53 AM
Tis the Holiday Season and unfortunately, carrier tariffs are playing the role of Grinch!
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Tags: LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Overlength, Freight Tariffs

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