Nowadays, discovering optimal shipping processes is only the first step towards developing the best possible shipping logistics solutions. The rise of computing software has left few areas of business untouched and shipping is no exception. In fact in many cases, software applications are what allow a sound logistics strategy to be executed.
From the perspective of many businesses, shipping is shipping. When they need something sent out, they search for the cheapest option, contact the carrier, pay a fee and move on. There is, however, much more to the process. At least, there should be, if companies are looking to find the best rates, highest savings ratio, […]
Understanding the regulations and customs requirements surrounding international shipping is the only way to move freight across borders in a safe, legal way. When you consider the ramifications of non-compliance, this knowledge becomes vital to any company that imports or exports goods. That is why researching regulations is so important. Not only does achieving an […]
Businesses that ship internationally run the risk of encountering regulatory restrictions and customs issues. Most businesses that fail to comply with the rules of shipping over borders do so because of ignorance, rather than a willful attempt to circumvent the rules. Sadly, a lack of knowledge regarding the rules does not excuse non-compliance, and non-compliance […]
The most recognized modes of shipping are parcel, less than truckload (LTL), and full truckload (FTL). But beyond these selections is a less-known option — the partial truckload (PTL). This option is sometimes available for shipments requiring between 12 and 30 lineal ft. Though PTL is building a reputation as a viable shipping method, only a handful […]