Posts Tagged: Freight

Freight Pricing: Contract Rates Versus Spot Rates

In order to effectively manage your freight spend, it’s important to understand the different pricing options you have when negotiating freight rates. Both contract rates and spot rates offer a different value proposition, and one is not always better than the other. The only way to gain full control over your freight spend lies in… Read more »

Freight Bill Auditing: Recapture Your Lost Revenue

As freight rates become increasingly complex due to changing fuel surcharges, accessorials and discounts, it’s easy for freight carriers to make mistakes on their invoices. To solve this problem, freight bill auditing is used to capture lost revenue from errors or inaccuracies with freight invoicing.  Although it may seem like a cumbersome task to shippers,… Read more »

The Benefits of LTL Freight Consolidation

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight consolidation is a freight strategy that involves combining multiple LTL shipments – all with a common destination – into a full truckload and then shipping it to its final destination. Simply put, rather than shipping direct from the origin to destination with multiple LTL shipments and/or carriers, the shipper is sending all of… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective January 4, 2020


Please see the latest supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®) by the Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB). These changes have an effective date of 1/4/2020. A few of the notable changes are listed below. Drugs, Chemicals, Medicines and Other Articles Named — Item 60000, RVNX $3.35 per lb, class 70. Item 60000 is… Read more »

Should I Outsource Freight Claims Management?

Don't throw money away

If you regularly ship a high volume of products, you’ve probably had to deal with freight claims before. We all know that managing freight claims can be time consuming, frustrating, and a hassle to complete. From completing and submitting paperwork, to waiting on each claim to be settled, a lot of time and effort stands… Read more »

Logistics Plus Renews U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Renews with the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership It’s the ninth consecutive year that Logistics Plus successfully completes its SmartWay emissions reporting. ERIE, PA (September 17, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has submitted… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective August 24, 2019


Please see the latest supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®) by the Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB). These changes have an effective date of 8/24/2019. A few of the notable changes are listed below. Item 171 – Artificial construction of a density to obtain a lower class (the bumping clause) has been cancelled… Read more »

Logistics Plus Introduces New, Instant Shippers Interest Cargo Insurance Options for eShipPlus

Shippers' Interest Cargo Insurance

Logistics Plus is pleased to announce a new feature for its eShipPlus™ transportation management system. Beginning Monday, June 24th, Logistics Plus customers and users of eShipPlus will be able to view instant low-cost shippers’ interest cargo insurance options as part of every less-than-truckload (LTL) freight quote. It is not uncommon to find that the included carrier liability… Read more »

NMFC Update Effective December 29th, 2018


Please see the attached Disposition bulletin from the recent meeting of the Commodity Classification Standards Board.  All subject items were approved as docketed or modified as reviewed by the CCSB with the exception to Subjects 5 and 6 which were deferred until the February 2019 meeting.  The supplement with the changes to the NMFC will… Read more »

New Logistics Plus Impact Labels Alert Potential Concealed Damage

From containers in shipment, to equipment in warehouses, to individual packages … Logistics Plus has you covered with affordable transportation and product-monitoring solutions. Nothing is worse than dealing with the hassle of damaged product deliveries – and concealed damage is among the hardest to spot.  If concealed damage is not identified at the time of… Read more »