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Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges Commercial drivers are often unaware of the different freight accessorial charges that can be assessed on their shipments. This blog post defines each type of charge and provides examples of when they may be applicable. By understanding these charges, drivers can better prepare for [...]

By |2022-12-01T16:26:00-06:00December 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges

Defining Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

Defining Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) If you are new to the trucking industry, you are probably seeing all kinds of strange terms that do not make a ton of sense just yet, like the "less-than-truckload" (LTL) freight class. What does LTL actually mean? And what are the benefits of shipping freight using an [...]

By |2022-11-21T14:32:44-06:00November 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Defining Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

What Are Incoterms and How Do They Impact Your Trucking Business?

What Are Incoterms and How Do They Impact Your Trucking Business? Commercial drivers need to be aware of Incoterms, the international terms of sale that impact their business. There are 11 terms in total which dictate how goods are exported and imported and can greatly impact your bottom line. [...]

By |2022-11-17T12:17:51-06:00November 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Are Incoterms and How Do They Impact Your Trucking Business?

What is a BOL?

What is a BOL? A bill of lading is a very important legal document used in the shipping process within the trucking industry. You will always need a BOL (Bill of Lading). Signing the rate con or a packing slip is not acceptable. If a BOL is not provided [...]

By |2022-11-17T10:17:36-06:00November 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is a BOL?

What is Cargo Consolidation?

What is Cargo Consolidation? In the freight shipping world, cargo consolidation is a process that many drivers use to make their lives a bit easier. This practice is commonly referred to as less than truckload (LTL) shipments, loads that do not fill a full truckload alone. By consolidating their [...]

By |2022-11-15T11:24:02-06:00November 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Cargo Consolidation?

What is the Difference Between Prepaid & Added and Collect Freight?

What is the Difference Between Prepaid & Added and Collect Freight? Who pays for shipping is a factor in all freight shipments. There are several different ways that those freight charges can be billed such as freight on board or free on board (FOB), shipping terms like FOB destination, [...]

By |2022-11-14T16:35:34-06:00November 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Prepaid & Added and Collect Freight?

The Purpose of Container Freight Stations

The Purpose of Container Freight Stations Container freight stations (CFS) play an important role in the trucking industry supply chain by providing a centralized location for consolidation, loading, unloading shipping containers, and storing empty containers. They allow trucks to make more efficient use of their time, which can save [...]

By |2022-11-11T15:43:08-06:00November 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Purpose of Container Freight Stations

The Carmack Amendment Explained

The Carmack Amendment Explained Commercial drivers have a lot of responsibilities while on the road. One of the most important is interstate carriers adhering to the Carmack Amendment 49 U.S.C §14706 which was adopted to achieve uniformity in rules governing interstate shipment. The Carmack Amendment is part of the [...]

By |2022-11-11T15:27:58-06:00November 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Carmack Amendment Explained

Everything You Need to Know About ISO Containers

Everything You Need to Know About ISO Containers Did you know that there are different types of ISO containers? If you're a truck driver or commercial driver, it's important to know about the different types of ISO shipping containers and what they're used for. This way you'll be able [...]

By |2022-09-19T16:23:15-05:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About ISO Containers
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