Partial truckload (PTL) shipments are sometimes offered by carriers to clients needing to move anywhere from 12 to 30 lineal feet of goods. PTL is suitable for clients looking to ship more than what less than truckload (LTL) delivery services can accommodate, but less than that required to fill up a full truckload (FTL).
Many small to mid-sized businesses have a tendency to keep the majority of their operations in house. A cursory comparison between contracting an external shipping management partner and relying on internal personnel and resources seems to favor the former option.
The success of international shipping depends on more than just your company and your carrier. Certainly, your practices and your carrier’s performance are important components of the process, but they do not form the entire picture. Other components include coordinating multiple parties over expansive distances, regulatory restrictions, and customs requirements. Shipping goods from one country […]
Shipping is considered by some as just another cost of doing; however, it is also deemed a source of differentiation or significant savings by others. While there seems to be awareness of the opportunity, the potential savings and improvements seem elusive to many – causing them to scale back their pursuit of improvement. And, so […]