Learning Logistics

Learning Logistics

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  • Learning Logistics

    17 Articles

  • Should I Use Prepaid or Collect Freight?

    2020-09-14

    Are you a new supplier looking at your shipping options, or are you a veteren considering changing? Should you use Prepaid or Collect?

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  • The Lowdown On Freight Shipping: Parcel, LTL, And FTL

    2020-07-02

    There are several types of freight including truck, rail, air, ocean, and pipeline. Get the lowdown on freight shipping: parcel, LTL, and FTL.

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  • What Is LTL Shipping?

    2020-07-01

    Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order.

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  • LTL And FTL Shipping: Which Is Best For You?

    2020-07-01

    Freight carriers offer a variety of choices for transporting commercial shipments. Two common shipping options are LTL and FTL.

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  • Five Tips For Small Business Shipping

    2020-07-02

    We’ve compiled five shipping tips to help you make the most of your time and money when it comes to shipping product as a small business.

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  • What Does It Mean To Rescue Freight?

    2020-07-02

    There are times when you have to have another carrier take over your freight to ensure that it gets there on time. This is rescuing freight.

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  • Re-Classifications And Re-Weighs For Freight Shipping

    2020-07-02

    Re-classifications and re-weighs occur when a shipment’s density or weight is miscalculated during the quoting process.

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  • Shortages, Damages, And Claims For Freight Shipments

    2020-07-02

    Whenever freight shipments are being moved, it is inevitable that, even with the best carriers, shipments can wind up delivering short or damaged.

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  • Bill Of Lading: The Importance Of Proper Documentation

    2020-07-02

    Why is a bill of lading important? The Bill of Lading (BOL) is a required and legal shipping document to move freight.

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  • How To Ship Products To A Trade Show

    2020-07-02

    Trade shows require a BOL, which requires additional information specific to the trade show you are going to.

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  • What Are the Different Segments of a Barcode?

    2021-07-01

    What are the different segments of a barcode? How are barcodes used? What is the anatomy of a barcode? We dive into this and more.

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  • What Is a SCAC Code, and How Is It Used?

    2021-03-24

    What is a Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)? How is it used in the supply chain and logistics world? What are the common SCAC codes?

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  • Advantages of Hiring a Third-Party Logistics Company (3PL)

    2021-02-09

    What are the advantages of hiring a third-party logistics company (3PL)? We dig into what a 3PL is and the order fulfillment process.

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  • Explaining EDI: 200 Transaction Codes

    2020-07-02

    Dive into the transaction codes for the 200 series, specifically the codes categorized for transportation EDI as carrier and truck-related documents.

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  • What Is a Bill Of Lading (BOL)?

    2020-07-02

    A Bill of Lading (or BOL) is a written, legal and binding contract used in freight shipping detailing the items in a shipment.

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  • Integrating Transportation Carriers – EDI 200 Series

    2020-07-02

    Integrating with your carriers allows you to seamlessly exchange data using the EDI 200 transaction series, so you can track your shipments.

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  • Understanding Freight Consolidation

    2021-01-26

    What is freight consolidation? What does it mean to consolidate freight? What are the pros and cons? What are the types?

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