Intermodal shipping is a way that you can move your freight using different modes of transportation. This can mean having trucks take your containers to a sea port then using a ship to move your goods overseas. This could also mean having trucks carry your freight to a rail station, followed by moving your goods across country by train where a truck will pick them up and deliver them to their final destination. Regardless of your specific needs, intermodal shipping is a great way to move goods. Here are some things that you should know about using intermodal shipping. Continue reading
Generally if you are shipping items “Less than Truckload” (LTL) then you will be using shipping pallets to do so. If you choose to use standard size pallets to ship your product, there is a little rule of which you may not be aware. Failing to follow this “65% rule” can cost you money. What is the 65% rule and how can it affect your LTL shipments? Let’s find out. Continue reading
If you are choosing to ship your goods using a refrigerated shipping container (reefer), it probably means that your cargo is sensitive to temperatures. So, what happens if your cargo arrives at its destination damaged due to the wrong settings? Who is responsible? Of course the answer is: that depends on a few things. Here is what you need to make sure that you have done your homework and placed the liability on the shipping line. Continue reading
When gas prices were high, the reasons that shipping costs had gone up were pretty evident. Anything that shipped in a vehicle that used gasoline meant higher costs due to fuel. Now that fuel prices are plummeting, it seems like shipping costs should be lowered to match the drop in fuel. Truth is, full truckload shipping isn’t going down at all. Here are some of the reasons that the shipping industry is not tied as tightly to fuel prices as you might think. Continue reading
Whatever the business reason, there is no doubt that shipping a computer can be tricky. The process gets more complex if you are shipping servers or more critical computers. No matter the reason, you want your servers to ship in one peace and ready to go on to your network when they arrive. This means avoiding some of these common shipping mistakes when it comes to servers. Continue reading
When shipping goods, you may have seen the term Freight Class used. If you are not a regular users of LTL freight services, you may have been confused by the term or wonder what it might be. Here is an explanation of freight class, how it is used and what is used in determining freight class. Continue reading
Protecting metallic components for a long shipment can be difficult. Sea voyages will expose those parts to long periods of highly corrosive salt water. Even if they don’t get wet, the marine environment is very harsh on metal products that have not been properly treated.
Even if you aren’t shipping overseas, metal products that are large might need to be carried in an open air truck bed or train car. This means rain, sun, snow and even road salt can get into these parts, causing corrosion. Parts that are damaged before they ever arrive to a job site or a customer are of no use. Continue reading
Actually, there are many benefits to having you shipping done in a wooden crate. Crates offer quite a few advantages over regular cardboard boxes. Here are just a few of the ways that packing up your shipment in a wooden crate could be better for you than cardboard. Continue reading
Spring is upon us, which means harvest season is right around the corner. Once your warehouses start filling up with freshly picked produced, you are going to have to ship it to the customers who are interested in buying. Nobody wants a shipment of produce to arrive bruised and messy. Here are some things to remember as you get your crop ready to ship to your customers to make sure it arrives looking as good as it did the day it was picked.
If you have the need to have items crated for shipping, the first option you might confronted with is what kind of wood your crate should be constructed out of. There are typically two main categories of wood that are used for building crates: plywood and oriented strand board (OSB). Both of them have their benefits and downfalls. Let’s take a look at these different kinds of woods that can be used for crating and see which one might better suit your crating needs. Continue reading