April 2016

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Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping vs. Truckload Shipping: What You Need to Know

by John Rediehs on April 27, 2016 No comments

When you’re shipping your products that weigh more than 100 pounds per load, it’s time to look for a logistics company to help you save on shipping costs. You’ll likely choose between LTL and FTL shipping, which stand for less-than-truckload and full truckload. While it may seem like a fairly easy decision for how to choose which service you’ll use—do you have a full truckload or not?—in actuality, different factors also come into play when making the decision.

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John RediehsLess-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping vs. Truckload Shipping: What You Need to Know

Understanding the Need for Variable Freight Pricing Contracts

by John Rediehs on April 8, 2016 No comments

First and foremost, all shipments are not equal in the realm of transportation planning. Many companies approach their shipping needs with a one-size-fits-all model, and are leaving money, service, and opportunity on the table.

Questions you should ask yourself about your current logistics company or department:

  • Does they truly understand the characteristics of your shipments?
  • Do they see opportunity?
  • Do they understand the market?
  • Are they optimized to provide you with the best service and cost?
  • How do they define your bidding process?
  • How do they define market pricing?
  • Do they know the market pricing?
  • How do you handle market shifts in demand?
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John RediehsUnderstanding the Need for Variable Freight Pricing Contracts