Posts Tagged: Freight

What Factors Impact Less Than Truckload (LTL) Rates?


LTL shipping refers to the process of transporting relatively small freight shipments that weigh anywhere between 150 to 10,000 lbs. Unlike Full Truck Load (FTL) prices, which are usually based on a more simplistic rate per mile system, LTL rates are calculated from several variable factors. Knowing these factors can be helpful in setting more… Read more »

5 Things Shippers Should Know About New Container Rules

The International Maritime Organization ( has recently approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requiring the verification of container weights. Here are five things shippers should know – and do – in regards to the forthcoming revised rules for container weights: Verify All Container Weights! All shippers will be responsible for… Read more »

How to get a Quick and Accurate Freight Quotes


Time and accuracy are both important when it comes to shipping. That’s why it’s important to provide correct and accurate information when requesting freight quotes for transportation services. If you’re shipping LTL, truckload, expedited, or international, here are some general guidelines to help ensure you receive a prompt and precise rate estimate from your freight broker… Read more »

20 Years of Project Cargo Expertise


Logistics Plus is your global headquarters for freight forwarding and project cargo expertise! Other companies may claim to have expertise handling project cargo, but we’ll put our 20 years of project cargo experience up against anyone. Project cargo, also called project forwarding or project logistics is a specialized field of transportation and logistics that requires specific… Read more »

Logistics Plus Freight Management Solutions


Freight management solutions are a core competency for Logistics Plus. In fact, the company was founded nearly 20 years ago to provide inbound domestic freight management services to GE Transportation, a division of General Electric (GE) – one of the largest companies in the world. The success we demonstrated in those early years opened up doors… Read more »

Freight Shipping 101


Are you new to freight shipping? In today’s lean workplace environment, it’s not uncommon for managers to ask employees to wear “multiple hats.” Operations people may be asked to make sales calls, accounting professionals may be asked to fill-in for operations, or office personnel might be asked to arrange for freight shipping. This latter example… Read more »

Maximize Your Freight Broker Relationship


This week Inbound Logistics magazine distributed an article called “10 Tips for Maximizing Your Freight Broker Relationship.” If you saw the article, it almost reads like a checklist for Logistics Plus® freight services. Here are the recommended ten tips from the article along with information on how Logistics Plus stacks up: Find a reliable partner with market… Read more »