A Must-Read Guide to Limited Access Freight Shipping

When it comes to freight shipping, navigating the intricacies of limited access locations can be quite challenging. These areas often involve special requirements, costs, and time considerations that require meticulous planning and execution. Understanding the concept of limited access freight shipping and its inherent difficulties is essential to ensure a seamless delivery process. Understanding Limited […]

Understanding LTL Freight Classes and How They Affect Shipping Costs

Understanding LTL Freight Classes and How They Affect Shipping Costs

What are LTL Freight Classes? Each LTL freight shipment is assigned a designated freight class number which indicates characteristics of the shipment as well as its cost to ship. LTL freight classes are determined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) which created National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) numbers. Every item shipped has its […]

How to Successfully Handle Freight When Shipping Fragile Items

Shipping fragile items can feel stressful if you are the shipper or receiver. Common questions are: How do I prepare my freight for safe shipment? Will the freight be transported safely with no breakage? What do I do if something breaks? In this article we will advise on how shippers can safely transport their fragile […]

Freight Shipping Checklist for Domestic US Shipments

For shippers that are new to handling logistics (we all start somewhere, right?) being educated on what to be prepared for in what can be a confusing process helps ensure a smooth shipment. To that end, we’ve assembled the most common freight shipping checklist items to help shippers move their freight confidently. Handy Freight Shipping […]

Best Practices for Safe Nutraceutical & Pharmaceutical Shipping

Some types of freight require specialized care. Shippers of nutraceuticals (FDA approved health vitamins and supplements) and pharmaceuticals have unique concerns including the safe transport of raw materials to their manufacturing plants and then onward transport to distributor and retail destinations. The challenge for manufacturers and distributors of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals is that they are […]

The Top 7 Benefits of Intermodal Rail Shipping

Intermodal rail has been the fastest growing segment of the transportation supply chain in the United States over the past 25 years. Intermodal rail volume includes domestic shipments as well as imports and exports, supporting international trade.  There are many different types of freight but shippers appreciate the benefits of intermodal rail shipping for its […]

The Different Types of Freight: What to Know About Each

How to choose between the different types of freight options Choosing the best way to ship your freight depends on several factors: the cargo being shipped, where it is shipping from and being delivered to, and the speed at which the freight needs to arrive at its destination. In many cases, freight is moved using […]

Freight Broker vs. Carrier: Which is the Best Choice?

For companies shipping raw materials or completed goods, choosing the right shipping company for their freight is integral to their success. Options include dealing directly with a carrier or enlisting the help of a freight broker. The decision to establish a relationship with a freight broker vs. a carrier depends on several factors. What Is […]

How to Determine Freight Class: A Quick Guide Anyone Can Understand

Understanding how to determine freight class is paramount to managing your logistics and shipping costs. Why? Because freight class is a key factor in determining the costs associated with your freight.  In addition to the upfront costs, freight class plays an important role in managing freight claims. As such, the experts at On Track Freight […]