Should I Outsource My Houston Trucking Needs to a Logistics Broker?

Should I Outsource My Houston Trucking Needs to a Logistics Broker? As Hamlet said, “To outsource, or not to outsource / That is the question.” Well, okay maybe Hamlet didn’t say that, but he would have been just as right if he did. In my more than twenty years shipping product internationally and as a … Read more

Where to Get Great LTL Rates

Getting LTL rates are a lot easier today, especially for businesses that only need to move a single palette of freight. There are multiple approaches with most having some drawbacks.  The appropriate strategy can mean the difference between profit and loss.  It starts with the need to get the best and most accurate LTL rates … Read more

What is LTL Freight?

LTL freight is a type of trucking service used to transport smaller shipments.  The term LTL stands for “less than truckload.”  It’s the best type of shipping for freight and packages too big for parcel carriers like the USPS, Fedex and UPS, but not big enough to fill a full truckload trailer. Here are some … Read more

What to Look for in a 3PL and Freight Broker

Houston sends and receives so much freight, it’s no wonder so many freight brokers and 3PLs use it as their base.  As a Houston freight broker, one question I often hear is ‘What’s the difference from one company to another?’  Here’s what I recommend every business look at when evaluating a freight broker. Seasoned Management … Read more

5 Reasons to Choose Partial Truckload over LTL

Consider partial truckload the next time you have an LTL shipment.  Also called load-to-ride and volume LTL, it can offer substantial benefits over LTL. Before we get to why, let’s take a look at the two requirements of a partial truckload shipment.  It needs to consist of at least three pallets.  The defined size runs … Read more