Posts Tagged: LTL

New Logistics Plus North American Division (NAD) Intro Video

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Logistics Plus has published a new introductory video focusing on its North American Division (NAD) freight management solutions. The 3-minute video, shown below, can also be viewed on the Logistics Plus YouTube Channel or on the Videos menu of the Logistics Plus website.  Ready for a freight quote? If you have any questions, feel… Read more »

6 Types of Freight Claims and 6 Reasons for Denial

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As a freight broker/intermediary, Logistics Plus has no legal liability for loss and damage claims that occur as a result of carrier services we source for our customers; although we do offer to assist our customers with the processing of freight claims. No one likes to deal with missing or damaged goods or filing freight… Read more »

LTL Shipping: Overlength, Linear Foot, and Cubic Capacity Rules

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be somewhat complex and confusing. It is important for shippers to provide their LTL carrier – or 3PL/broker – with accurate bill of lading (BOL) information to avoid unexpected charges. Sometimes those surprises can come in the form of fees associated with overlength, linear foot, cubic capacity rules. The following is… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective April 25, 2020

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In case you missed it, the Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB) has published a new supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®). These changes became effective 4/25/2020. A few of the notable changes are listed below (thank you for the assist from our friends at Estes Express). Foodstuffs group – A variety of changes… Read more »

Logistics Plus Recognizes 2019 LTL Carriers of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Recognizes 2019 LTL Carriers of the Year Estes Express, FedEx Freight, Ward Transport & Logistics, and Dayton Freight all receive honors. ERIE, PA (February 25, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, recently recognized four of its less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier-partners for… Read more »

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

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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 »

Choosing the Best LTL Carrier For Your Freight

Now that peak shipping season is here, how do you decide which is the best LTL carrier for your freight? As the average demand for goods rise during peak season, shippers are forced to reconsider their shipping strategies as they look to save time and money. The continuous rise of e-commerce shopping has led to… Read more »