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What You Need to Know About Dry Van Shipping

If you’re learning about logistics or are already in the industry, you’re likely familiar with the concept of dry van trucking. Dry vans are the most common trailer used for shipping. They refer to large empty boxes that are ideal for many different types of shipping jobs. Dry Van Shipping Compared to Other Shipping Methods…
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What Services Does a Third-Party Logistics Provider Offer?

Many businesses are reluctant to outsource logistics operations, and may not even be familiar with third-party logistics (3PL) and the value that these providers offer. At the same time, it can be difficult to select the right 3PL company because of the wide variety of companies to choose from along with the different services they…
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What Does Less Than Truckload (LTL) Mean?

There are many benefits to less than truckload (LTL) shipping, including increased control, lower costs, and more flexibility. First, it's important to understand exactly what LTL shipping is and what it entails. What is Considered a Partial Truckload? LTL shipping carries shipments that require less than a full 48' or 53' trailer for transportation. There…
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How Are Trucking Rates Calculated?

There are many different factors that are involved in the calculation of trucking rates for shipments, and it's important to understand how they work before settling for a quote. Factors Used to Calculate Trucking Rates Here is a glossary of some of the many common terms that you'll encounter in shipping quote calculation. Consignee The…
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