Why do Packages have a greater Damage Ratio in LTL Than in PTL Shipments?
Mike Osborne

Partial truckload (PTL) shipments are sometimes offered by carriers to clients needing to move anywh… Read More

 
How Can Logistics Experts Improve Your Shipping Solutions
Mike Osborne

Many small to mid-sized businesses have a tendency to keep the majority of their operations in house… Read More

 
Are You Connected to the Right People to Make Your International Shipping a Breeze?
Mike Osborne

The success of international shipping depends on more than just your company and your carrier. Certa… Read More

 
A Six Sigma Approach to Shipping Management
Mike Osborne

Shipping is considered by some as just another cost of doing; however, it is also deemed a source of… Read More

 

Why Partial Truckloads Benefit You

Written by Mike Osborne on . Posted in Third Party Logistics

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 […]

Is LTL Right for You?

Written by Mike Osborne on . Posted in Third Party Logistics

One of the key decisions when shipping freight is determining which mode will be most cost effective and efficient while also ensuring the goods arrive in their proper condition. To inexperienced shippers the decisions appear obvious, but seasoned veterans understand the intricacies of shipping contracts and can identify when they are likely to incur unexpected […]

5 Factors to Consider When Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Shipping Strategy

Written by Mike Osborne on . Posted in Third Party Logistics

Many companies understand tactical transportation processes on a shipment to shipment basis. Each time something needs to go out, they look for the best price, tender the freight, and repeat the next time the freight needs to be moved. This approach seems reasonable, but over time it fails to account for carrier performance, changes in shipment […]