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How to Choose the Right Freight Class

Posted by Jarrett on Jun 16, 2022 11:26:41 AM


Navigating the nuances of freight shipments can be complex and confusing, especially when it comes to choosing the proper freight class and associated packaging, rules and bills of lading. The industry relies on the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) system called ClassIT, published by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), as a standard that “provides a comparison of commodities moving in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce.”

Topics: shipping

3 Ways to Achieve Supply Chain Data Integration

Posted by Jarrett on Apr 26, 2022 11:00:00 AM


Throughout our blog posts this year, one recurring theme you will see is integration. With increased supply chain challenges throughout every industry, identifying ways to integrate technology into your daily processes to reduce error and maximize efficiencies is more important than ever. Integration also creates a smoother overall experience for your people, supporting their work with dynamic and intelligent tools like a Transportation Management System (TMS).

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Revving Up Your Supply Chain Performance

Posted by Jarrett on Apr 19, 2022 11:50:00 AM


To be successful in the fast-paced logistics industry, you need agile, smart and driven people on your team. The right logistics team is like a NASCAR pit crew. They take on the most daunting challenges by using data and insights to prepare for the race, while staying cool under pressure and never giving up. They persevere against the odds and find ways to overcome unexpected issues.

Topics: shipping

Your Supply Chain is Cleared for Takeoff

Posted by Jarrett on Apr 7, 2022 2:33:32 PM


Your supply chain is like a busy airport with a consistent, and sometimes overwhelming, flow of inbound and outbound traffic. This airport ‘logistics’ traffic needs to be routed in a strategic and well-planned fashion or else errors can happen.

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3 Ways to Grow Your Business with JLS Routing Center Data

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 29, 2022 11:15:00 AM


Staying competitive in our fast-paced world requires continuous change through learning and adapting to our respective marketplace. With the continued rise of e-commerce, which is driven by extremely quick turnaround and delivery expectations, finding new ways to stay ahead of the competition is critical to success.

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How a LTL Carrier and Network Operates

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 15, 2022 11:00:00 AM


Understanding how a LTL carrier and network operates can be complicated and confusing. For those who do not ship full truckloads, LTL shipping is the ideal way to effectively transport freight in a cost-effective manner. LTL carriers leverage a complex network of trucks, terminals and more to get your smaller loads of freight transported to the desired destination.

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Best Practices when using LTL Freight Transportation

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 8, 2022 11:15:00 AM


The global supply chain has experienced many challenges during the past 20 months – from product pricing and availability to freight transport speed, cost and efficiencies. Many suppliers have had to re-evaluate their shipping practices, identifying better and more efficient ways of operating to remain competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.

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Mitigate the Impact of Theft Through Increased Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Jarrett on Jan 13, 2022 11:00:00 AM


As firearm sales rise throughout the U.S., a corresponding level of theft is accompanying them in the trucking and transportation industries. Now more than ever, end-to-end supply chain visibility is critical to ensure the safe and compliant delivery of firearms shipments to retailers.

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How to Maintain Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Jarrett on Nov 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM


Today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven economy requires the ability to accurately and concisely track goods and products in transit. It also demands a clear inventory view and the related components to ensure shipments travel from supplier to manufacturer to consumer. With e-commerce growing exponentially and consumer expectations rising, maintaining supply chain visibility is a key differentiator in the global marketplace. 

Topics: shipping

Three (OK, Four) Largest Mistakes Shippers Make That Cost Money

Posted by Jarrett on Sep 9, 2021 11:03:00 AM


Customers expect to receive their shipments in a professional and timely manner. A bad experience can lead to negative reviews and word-of-mouth, decreased patronage and hurt a company’s brand reputation. With a multitude of moving parts throughout the shipping process, from choosing the right freight class to including the proper billing information, there are more than a few opportunities for error.

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