Posts Tagged: LTL

What Are ELD’s and How Are They Impacting Truck Capacity?

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What are ELD’s? For anyone not familiar with the term, ELD is short for electronic logging device. This tool is used to document a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS). Before ELD’s came about, drivers had to manually enter their hours of service into a paper logbook. Although some individuals still utilize this method, ELD’s… Read more »

2017 Holiday Schedules for U.S. Ground Services

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U.S. Holiday schedules for Logistics Plus and ground carriers As the holidays approach, we want to help you avoid any unnecessary shipping delays over the next few weeks. Shown below is the holiday schedule for U.S.-based Logistics Plus offices and warehouse locations, as well as the top U.S. ground (parcel and LTL) carriers. If you have… Read more »

Important New NMFC Classification Rules Now In Effect

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As a reminder, the recently approved National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) freight classification changes went into effect this weekend (August 5th, 2017). These changes will have far-reaching effects on LTL shipments of certain commodities in the NMFC that are based on density ratings, such as Plastic or Rubber Articles, Expanded, NOI (157320), and others. Previously,… Read more »

FTL versus LTL – What’s the Difference?

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Shipping freight may seem like a very complex process due to the number of options available.  It’s important to understand the differences between Full Truckload (FTL) shipping and Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping because they are two of the most commonly used transportation options within North America.  Shippers must consider size, speed, and price when deciding… Read more »

How to Effectively File a Freight Claim

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Learning how to effectively file a freight claim is important because it will save time and money for your company.  A freight claim is a legal demand for the payment of money, stemming from the breach of a contract of carriage. Following specific guidelines and processes is the only way to correctly deal with these… Read more »

6 Tips to Save on LTL Shipping

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When you need to save on LTL shipping, it can be difficult for shippers to find the lowest rate that will fit their shipping needs.  LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipments involve small freight deliveries that are too large to be considered parcels, yet too small to fill an entire truckload.  LTL freight shipping rates can be… Read more »

New to LTL Shipping? Here’s a Quick Primer

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If you’re new to LTL shipping, here’s a quick primer on the industry, its history, and some tips on how to get the most out of your LTL freight spend. The abbreviation “LTL” stands for “Less Than Truckload.” This refers to a shipment that does not require a full trailer to move. In practice, LTL… Read more »

Logistics Plus Recognizes 2016 National and Regional LTL Carriers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Recognizes 2016 National and Regional LTL Carriers of the Year FedEx Freight Presented with National Award and Dayton Freight Presented with Regional Award. ERIE, PA (March 2, 2017) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, recently recognized two of its less-than-truckload (LTL)… Read more »

More LTL Carriers Enforcing Bill of Lading Accuracy

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Bill of lading accuracy is as important as ever. The BOL is a legally required document that must be completed before a freight shipment is hauled. A BOL protects both the carrier and the shipper. The document contains detailed information on the type, quantity and destination of the goods being carried. The issuance of the BOL… Read more »

2016 Holiday Schedules for U.S. Ground Services

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U.S. Holiday schedules for Logistics Plus and ground carriers As the holidays approach, we want to help you avoid any unnecessary shipping delays over the next few weeks. Shown below is the holiday schedule for U.S.-based Logistics Plus offices and warehouse locations, as well as the top U.S. ground (parcel and LTL) carriers. If you have… Read more »