Posts Tagged: Tips

Important New NMFC Classification Rules Now In Effect


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 »

Carrier Liability versus Cargo Insurance- What’s the Difference?

Shippers' Interest Cargo Insurance

Carrier liability and cargo insurance (also known as shippers’ interest) are often thought to be the same thing.  Although they both involve certain coverage of freight, they have some key differences that are important to understand.  Damaged and lost items are unfortunately a common problem when shipping freight.  Because of this, it is crucial to… Read more »

FTL versus LTL – What’s the Difference?


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

Standard Claim Form

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

Save on LTL Shipping

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 »

Logistics Plus Directory Provides Full Access to Locations and People

With an annual global revenue estimate of around $150M, Logistics Plus is not one the largest player in the $721B third-party logistics industry.  However, we continue to be one of the most transparent and resourceful companies in the business. Case in point: The Logistics Plus Directory. We proudly showcase every one of our 400+ employees (to the… Read more »

New to LTL Shipping? Here’s a Quick Primer


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 »

Eight Tips to Avoid the Madness of Freight Transportation & Logistics


Logistics can be maddening at times, and the month of March is no exception. However, since March is the official month of madness, we thought we’d provide a few tips for shippers to consider to avoid some of the madness that often comes with freight transportation and logistics. Packaging your freight properly. Poorly packaged freight… Read more »

Exporting Resources for U.S. Businesses


Each year, U.S. companies export well over 2 trillion dollars of goods and services. If you want your business to get in on the action, it’s important to figure out the best way to expand to new markets. The U.S. Commercial Service has developed some exporting resources and a comprehensive video collection to help small and… Read more »

More LTL Carriers Enforcing Bill of Lading Accuracy


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 »