3 Ways We Avoid the Dreaded GRIs

The beginning of 2016 saw another round of general rate increases (GRIs) throughout the logistics industry.   Companies around the U.S. watched as their LTL rates jumped again. If you’re like a lot of prospective customers I speak with, you probably don’t like GRIs.  But there’s not much you can do about them since they’re industry-wide, … Read more

How To Get a LTL Freight Quote

No matter what size or type of business you are at some point in time you may need an ltl freight quote. An LTL freight quote is easier to get than it used to be with many providers on the market offering flexible rates for the type of shipments you have. When trying to approach a freight carrier though it’s important to know what to look for.

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How To Choose A Low-Cost LTL Freight Carrier

When looking for a low-cost LTL freight carrier from the many dozens online, consider the following. First, what do you need? With so many LTL freight carriers to choose from you may find it hard to make up your mind. You obviously need to know what your demands are versus what a carrier has to offer. If all you are going to have are local shipments for instance, you may want to consider a carrier that is local. Many a so-called low-cost LTL freight carrier will go anywhere but you might find that they will overcharge you versus what a local carrier will offer you.

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Where To Get LTL Freight Quotes

When searching for commercial LTL freight quotes several different resources can be used to locate a shipper. The internet has pages of listings for various companies proclaiming to offer the best freight quotes in the business.

A freight broker website like www.ltlfreightcenter.com is an excellent resource for getting commercial LT freight quotes quick, easy, and simple. And at a much lower rate than other less friendly, more costly sites.

To get LTL freight quotes all you need to do is fill in your company name, your name, your pick-up and destination zip codes, and a description of your item and its weight. Once you have entered this information the company does the rest of the work.

With a database of top carriers, best in service LTL freight quotes get identified, sorted and populated fast for you. Like most busy professionals, you probably don’t have the time to sit in front of the computer all day searching for the best LTL freight quotes. Why not let a website do it for you?

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Streamline your Supply Chain in 2015

Take these 3 Actions to Streamline your Supply Chain in 2015

Did you do a health check of your supply chain at the end of 2014?

Yes or no, it’s not too late to get a solid logistics plan in place for 2015. Whether you’re a broker-carrier or simply need to get your product to market, all you need to do is take the three actions I’m about to outline.

And when you do, you’ll create a turnkey system for managing and administering logistics this year. And that will save you time and money.

Better yet, the good news is you can probably accomplish all three in an hour or less.

So let’s get started…

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