4 Tips for Proper Trade Show Shipping

2020 wasn’t a good year for...well, quite a few industries, among them the trade show circuit. What had been a $101 billion business in 2019 ground to a halt when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Some companies chose to do virtual trade shows, waiting for the day when business would get back to normal. And when that day comes, it will help to be prepared when it comes to freight transportation for trade shows. Here are a few tips for making sure your exhibits arrive safely. 1 - Early planning Get an early start on planning [...]

By |2021-12-21T13:44:36+00:00January 13, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is LTL-Shipping?

In the shipping world, the abbreviation LTL stands for “less than load.” LTL shipping involves moving products without needing to have a full truckload, because there are smaller parcels involved, meaning there are multiple, separate shipments on a single truck. That means that LTL carriers can ship more goods for more clients in an efficient, cost-effective fashion. In this blog post, we’ll look at how less than load shipping works and how it can benefit you. LTL shipping can benefit you in the following ways. Savings The first big benefit of LTL shipping is savings. [...]

By |2021-12-21T13:56:30+00:00November 15, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Benefits of Rail Transport Shipping

Why is rail transport shipping beneficial? Trucking is a $700 billion industry, accounting for almost three-quarters of product shipments in the U.S. With that in mind, it’s easy to forget about a form of shipping that existed long before the first tractor trailer rolled off the assembly line: rail transport. In this blog post, we’ll look at a few of the benefits of shipping your goods by train. 1 - Rail transport shipping is a green shipping method Trucks use more fuel per ton mile than trains. A train can move a ton of freight 479 miles on a [...]

By |2021-12-21T14:05:17+00:00September 15, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LTL Shipping Company vs. Your Own Carrier

It’s one of the most common questions we get: Why should I use an LTL shipping company when I can just hire a trucking company? And we understand your hesitance. In this blog post, we’ll try to answer that question, along with some other common questions we hear about the LTL shipping world. Why pick an LTL carrier when I can just hire a trucking company myself? An LTL shipping company such as Move Freight contracts with larger, independent carriers who offer us discounted rates because of the volume of business we bring them. We can then pass those [...]

By |2021-12-21T14:12:23+00:00August 15, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Has COVID Affected the Shipping Industry?

Shipping Industry Shipping and logistics has always been an industry sensitive to the going ons of the world. COVID-19, or coronavirus, has impacted nearly every industry in ways large and small, we are no exception. LTL shipping has always been valued for its flexibility compared to other shipping options. Delay in Administrative Affairs and Invoicing While this is certainly a case by case thing that depends on the company, as a whole, communications have become delayed or muddled from the disruption to various systems because of COVID. People working remotely when they are not accustomed to it, there may be [...]

By |2021-12-21T14:21:44+00:00July 14, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Should You Use Less Than Truckload Shipping?

Nowadays, many businesses operate on very tight margins and so figuring out areas where your dollar is not being stretched very far is critical to staying afloat. One of those areas, for many businesses, is shipping. When shipping over the road, there are really only two primary options that are used: full truckload shipping (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) shipping. What is Less Than Truckload Shipping (LTL) Shipping? Less Than Truckload—or LTL, is ground freight transportation that doesn't take up an entire truck, hence the name less than truckload. The major benefit of LTL shipping is that you [...]

By |2021-12-21T14:27:55+00:00June 14, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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