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Loads of Love - Happy Valentines Day

Loads of Love! Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

Loads of Love ❤️ from Freightera team! Happy Valentine’s Day! We are here for you to make your shipping easier and your loads cared for as if they were our own. Thank you so much, our dear customers, for your [...]

February 14, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog

Train vs Truck Transportation – Efficiency, Cost, Advantages & Disadvantages [Infographic]

Freight Train vs Truck – what is more efficient for shipping and what are the advantages and disadvantages of rail vs truck transportation? See our new infographic answering these questions. Train Railways consume up to nine times less energy per [...]

February 12, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Green Freight
How to Calculate Freight Density - Infographic

How to Calculate Freight Density [Infographic]

Depending on how large, heavy, fragile, easy to handle or complex your less than a truckload (i.e. LTL) freight shipment is, it should be priced fairly. Please see our How to Calculate Freight Density infographic below or click here to [...]

February 10, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Freight Rates, Welcome to Freightera Blog
Frost & Sullivan: Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy ANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Frost & Sullivan, the top 25 global market research and analysis firm, [...]

February 5, 2019 Freight Shipping Solution, Technology & Innovation

A 2019 Start Update

Happy New Year once again, dear blog reader, this time it’s a Lunar New Year celebration! Off to a Good Start It’s been a busy beginning of the year 2019 for us at Freightera. January keeps defying our expectations of [...]

February 4, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog
How to Calculate Freight Rates Infographic

How to Calculate Freight Rates [Infographic]

Freight Cost Calculation Used to Be a Pain Shippers that don’t need to fill a full truck can save big time shipping their freight using the less than a truckload (LTL) service, shipping just a few skids, pallets or crates [...]

January 10, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Freight Rates, LTL Shipping ABC
Freightera in Canadian Shipper

Canadian Shipper: Freightera has a plan to become the Amazon of the freight industry

Canadian Shipper just published an article about Freightera’s ambitious mission. The story is written by Dan Goodwill, one of the top journalists and leading experts on freight transportation in North America. It describes the state of the industry that is [...]

January 8, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Manufacturer image - Freightera in the USA Today special edition Dec 2018

The Future of Sustainable Freight Hauling – Freightera featured in ‘Digital Supply Chain’

Mediaplanet just published and distributed in USA Today their special edition about innovative technological solutions for transportation and supply chain management. This ‘Digital Supply Chain’ issue aims to help businesses navigate new technologies for improving efficiency of their supply chains, [...]

December 18, 2018 Green Freight, Technology & Innovation
Why Do We Exist - Freightera's Mission

Easy shipping with Freightera’s 7 Cs. How do we do that?

If you’re already working with us, you have probably noticed our customer care difference. We are obsessed with service and we want you to see it in every interaction with Freightera. You might also already know that the freight industry [...]

October 17, 2018 Freight Shipping Solution
Canada’s Clean50 annually offers recognition to Canada’s leaders in sustainability for their contributions over the prior two years.

Freightera CEO wins sustainability award for freight-based digital transformation efforts

SupplyChainDigital.com picked up our recent press release about Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s 2019 Clean50 Award and published a feature article about this news for the supply chain community. Thank you, Supply Chain Digital! This story will help us spread the [...]

October 4, 2018 Freight Shipping Solution, Green Freight, Technology & Innovation
Freightera's Eric Beckwitt wins Clean50 Award for sustainability at Summit in Toronto

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Clean50 Award

Photo: Eric Beckwitt, Freightera CEO, at the Clean50 Awards ceremony with the other winners in Manufacturing and Transportation category: Mario Plourde, CEO of Cascades, and Sarah Buckle, Director of Enterprise Risk and Sustainability at Translink. Clean50 CEO Gavin Pitchford presents [...]

October 1, 2018 Green Freight, Welcome to Freightera Blog
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2018

If You Got It, A Trucker Brought It

It’s a National Truck Driver Appreciation week in the US and we just celebrated trucking week in Canada. It’s that time of year when we get reminded that everything that we have in our homes came to us by truck. [...]

September 12, 2018 Welcome to Freightera Blog
From Vancouver with Love - Trucking Week 2018

Happy National Trucking Week!

September is a big month in the trucking industry. It is a month of truck driver appreciation and celebration and the beginning of a busy fall shipping season. This week we are putting kids back to school and celebrating National [...]

September 4, 2018 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freightera Trustpilot Review - John Kantor

Thank you ~ Thank you, Dear Customers!

Our dear customers, Thank you – Thank you! We appreciate you 🙂 We are grateful for your business and great reviews you left for us on Trustpilot, Google, Shoppers Approved, and by simply sending an email. These are like a vote [...]

August 23, 2018 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Plastic Pallet vs Wood Pallet, Advantages and Disadvantages

Plastic Pallets vs. Wood Pallets: Differences, Advantages and Disadvantages

It’s fair to say that pallets move the world. They are an essential part of the modern supply chain. We use pallets for storage and transportation. Plastic pallets can double as product displays in the stores. Typically, pallets are made [...]

August 14, 2018 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping ABC
Freightera platform 2018 - it's like Expedia for freight, with instant online quotes and bookings

You’ll ❤ FREIGHTERA Cargo Insurance + New Rates! Rockford, IL to Minooka, IL for $92, et al.

If you received our rate updates before, you may wonder, how does Freightera get better prices every time? The answer is simple, we continue to add hundreds of millions of new lanes every month, and give you access to new [...]

June 27, 2018 Freight Rates
Freightera featured in the State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018 report by VEC

Freightera Featured in the State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018 Report

Earlier this month Freightera was honored to be featured in the State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018 report by Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC). We were included with the Green Mobility cohort and among Who to Watch in the sector. The [...]

June 27, 2018 Green Freight
G7 2018 Summit Climate Change - The New Economy Front Cover

Freightera showcased in 2018 G7 Summit edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE)

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s article about how Canada can lead in greening global freight transportation was just published in the La Malbaie, Quebec G7 Summit edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE). CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy [...]

May 29, 2018 Green Freight
Freightera Co-founders Eric Beckwitt and Zhenya Beck

Interview with Freightera Co-founder Zhenya Beck in Total Prestige Magazine

Total Prestige Magazine has a tradition of interviewing inspiring professionals and business people. I was honored to get on their radar and happy to use this opportunity to share the Freightera story. The interview questions were thought-provoking and very in-depth, [...]

May 18, 2018 Green Freight
Freight moved by rail

Entrepreneur Magazine features Freightera in the article about purpose-driven business

Good news for our friends and followers. Entrepreneur Magazine just featured Freightera and Eric Beckwitt in the article “Why All Businesses Can Benefit from a Guiding Social or Environmental Purpose”. The conversation about how purpose-driven business is not just an [...]

May 11, 2018 Green Freight
Freightera celebrates 10,000th booking!

Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada. VANCOUVER, B.C., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, celebrated its 4th birthday today [...]

May 1, 2018 Welcome to Freightera Blog
What are the differences between pallets, skids and crates

Pallet vs Skid vs Crate [Infographic]

What are the differences between pallet, skid, and crate? Not sure if you need a pallet, skid, or crate? It’s easy to get confused because these terms are often used interchangeably. All three can be used for shipping and storing [...]

April 13, 2018 LTL Shipping ABC
Advantages and of green shipping and how to

How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient

The rise in demand for goods and products worldwide has pushed many businesses to go global. This requires them to develop efficient and cost-effective supply chains to enhance their market reach. This rise in demand and supply of goods also [...]

April 6, 2018 Green Freight
Freightera Client Care Rockstars

Freightera Client Care Making News!! Juicy details inside :)))

Happy Friday, dear reader! If you’re reading our blog, big thank you! Let us share something with you that was designed purely for internal use, but we had so much fun with it, we decided it would be unfair not [...]

March 9, 2018 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Eric Beckwitt, CEO speaking at the Surface Transportation Summit

Freightera invited to speak at the Surface Transportation Summit in Toronto

Meet us in Toronto! 🙂 Eric Beckwitt, Freightera CEO has just been invited to speak on the freight brokerage industry at the annual Surface Transportation Summit in Toronto. Past speakers at the Summit include representatives from RBC Capital Markets, ScotiaBank, [...]

March 2, 2018 About Freight Shipping
Shipping container markings. Infographic. What do they mean?

SHIPPING CONTAINER MARKINGS [Infographic]

Container Markings. What Do They Mean? See our newest explainer infographic answering this question. Everyone who works with shipping containers uses the container markings. All markings have a meaning and understanding it is critical for handling containers, whether you are [...]

March 2, 2018 About Freight Shipping
Freight Train in Canadian Rockies

Freightera’s collaboration with SmartWay featured in Truck News magazine

TruckNews just featured Freightera and our collaboration with the SmartWay Transportation Partnership managed by Natural Resources Canada. SmartWay chose Freightera to feature certified carriers in Canada, companies that lead in optimizing their fuel efficiency and greening the supply chain. We started [...]

February 15, 2018 Green Freight
freight damage inspection

How to Avoid Freight Damage

How to Avoid Freight Damage and how to deal with damage if it does happen The uncomfortable truth is: shipments do get damaged. It happens rarely in the freight industry (to less than 1% of shipments) but it does happen, [...]

January 5, 2018 About Freight Shipping
Siemens’ eHighway

Green Freight, Freight Electrification—Freightera’s notes and photos from COP23

When we first shared our green freight vision two years ago, we had a few concerns. How can green be applied to the most polluting industry on earth without skepticism? How can we do it? How quickly can green freight [...]

November 28, 2017 Green Freight
Eric Beckwitt and Zhenya, Freightera

How Freightera Got It’s Green Freight Mission – Interview from COP23 Climate Change Conference

How Freightera got it’s #green #freight mission. Leena ElDeeb, journalist from Progrss interviewed Eric Beckwitt and Zhenya Beck at the #COP23 Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany. Click here to read the story “Freightera Green Startup” in Progrss. It’s personal… [...]

November 18, 2017 Green Freight
Freightera featured at Inc. Magazine among socially responsible companies

Freightera Featured in Inc. Magazine Among Socially Responsible Companies, Wins 2017 W3 Design Award!

Many exciting news for Freightera friends! In case you missed it, earlier this month we were featured among socially responsible companies in Inc. Magazine. “How to Ship Freight  Responsively” is the message that got us their attention, and in just [...]

October 30, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freightera Level9

Freightera Goes Level9*!

Sometimes things are going well, but we still need to push the boundaries. Our previous website served its purpose and worked great. That said, it was time to take it and the whole freight industry to the next level. So [...]

September 7, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
5 star reviews in July 2017 on Shoppers Approved

Reviews July 2017

Another round of great reviews from our shippers last July 2017. Thanks for shipping with Freightera and sharing the word with other shippers! We truly appreciate it 🙂 Google Map:   Shoppers Approved:   Sometimes, things happen, so the best [...]

August 2, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Review Prices Freightera vs Fedex Freight

Toronto LiveJournal Reviews Prices from Freightera vs Fedex Freight

We found out that “div_by_zero” compared our prices with Fedex Freight, so we thought we’d share it with you. Thanks so much “div_by_zero”! Whoever you are, please reach out! We’d like to thank you personally 🙂 Translation from Russian to English [...]

July 6, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Eric Beckwitt - Best Online Freight Marketplace Award

Transport News INTL has just selected Freightera as “Best Online Freight Marketplace – North America” in their Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2017!

Transport News INTL has just selected Freightera as “Best Online Freight Marketplace – North America” in their Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2017! Transcript of the article: Freightera is an award winning online freight marketplace automating freight shipping and [...]

June 29, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Plug and Play Supply Chain & Logistics Selection Day, July 8 2017

Freightera wins Plug and Play Logistics Accelerator selection

Great news, friends: Freightera wins Plug and Play Logistics Accelerator selection! Plug and Play Ventures renown Silicon Valley venture fund has selected Freightera as winner for their “world’s largest” accelerator program placement. We were invited to present at a private [...]

June 19, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Green future of freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22

A Green Future For Freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22

Full transcript of the video: My name is Eric Beckwitt. I’m the Founder and CEO of Freightera. I would like to thank Dr. Nicole Serrij for bringing me here and also for the people at CCTNE who made certain that [...]

May 26, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Eric Beckwitt: #2 Vancouver Likable CEO

Eric Beckwitt: Vancouver’s #2 most likable CEO!

Freightera’s Eric Beckwitt just made top of the list of Vancouver’s most likable CEOs!! We may think that a CEO isn’t approachable or someone we will never ever meet in the office. But just like this nomination suggests, Eric is [...]

May 24, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Green Future of Freight

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers Freightera Logistics Inc. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation. [...]

May 4, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Oversize load heavy haul

7 Tips For Shipping Heavy Haul

What is heavy haul? ‘Heavy Haul’ term in freight describes a shipment carrying unusually large and wide load, for example manufacturing equipment that exceeds the guidelines for legal dimensions (width, height or length) and/or weight limits in which case special [...]

April 25, 2017 About Freight Shipping
Freight shipping rates in Canada

Pallet Shipping Rates in Canada

Need to ship pallets across Canada? We can help! We work with 100s of carriers to ship pallets and skids across Canada & our goal is to get you the best rates. We cover the main routes but also ship [...]

March 9, 2017 Freight Rates
Google Reviews for Freightera - February 2017

Thank you for your Reviews!

We’d like to thank our shippers for their reviews this past February 2017. We’re glad to read that we’re helping you ship with competitive rates in a timely manner. We truly appreciate you took the time to write those kind reviews ♥ Google Reviews: [...]

March 1, 2017 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Palletize & Shrink Wrap Freight

Pallet Shipping 101: How to Pack, Palletize & Prepare Your Freight for Shipping

Click here for a printable version of this Pallet Shipping 101 article and here for a PDF version of the How to Pack, Palletize, & Prepare Your Freight Infographic! Preparing your freight for shipping is very important to avoid any [...]

February 22, 2017 About Freight Shipping
New freight rates Toronto Canada

100s of New Freight Rates from Toronto Canada

Freightera just brought in over 1000 new lanes connecting major cities in Canada. Rates between Toronto & Greater Toronto Area ON, and cities in Canada & USA (cross-border) have just declined again – up to 69% off the previous rates. Updated [...]

February 4, 2017 Freight Rates
Green Future of Freight

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

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January 31, 2017 Green Freight, Trucking Industry Statistics
Freightera wins TIA for Excellence in Product Innovation. 2016 Technology Impact Awarda gala at the Vancouver Convention Center.

Freightera Wins 2016 Technology Impact Award TIA for Excellence in Product Innovation

It’s one thing to be among the finalists at the exciting 2016 Technology Impact Awards TIA Gala held by the BC Tech Association in the Vancouver Convention Center, socializing with the beautiful and dressed up local tech crowd, it’s another [...]

June 9, 2016 Technology & Innovation, Welcome to Freightera Blog

Yes we can! Freightera’s green future for freight vision released in CCTNE publication for G7 Summit

Yes we can! Technology allowing us to decrease emissions from freight transport significantly is here now and that’s what our article on “A Green Future for Freight” is about. It was just published in the 2016 G7 Summit issue of [...]

May 25, 2016 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freight delivery truck on the road

How to Avoid Extra Charges in Freight Shipping

For small and medium sized business, warehouses, manufacturers, distributors and importers, controlling freight shipping costs can be essential to maintaining the profitability of product lines, or even the success of the business itself. Following please find several essential steps to [...]

January 14, 2016 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping ABC, Welcome to Freightera Blog
Preparing LTL shipment

3 Tips on How LTL Shipping Can Work For You

If you have a shipment that is too large to be sent as a parcel, but too small to require an entire truck, less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is likely your solution. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are overspent each year by [...]

August 20, 2014 LTL Shipping ABC
CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series with Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt - February 13th 2019

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt to Speak at The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast in Seattle on 2/13/2019

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt is to speak at The CleanTech Breakfast series in Seattle on February 13. Learn more and register here. 2/13 Breakfast: Disruptive Clean Technologies in Freight The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series presents notable cleantech executive speakers for [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology & Innovation, Welcome to Freightera Blog
Happy Holidays from Freightera

Happy Holidays from Freightera Team!

Happy Holidays! ❄️🎅🎄🎁❄️ We wish you a joyful and relaxing season with family and friends! Hope you had a great year and feel good looking back on it. It’s been an eventful year for us, lots to be grateful for. [...]

December 21, 2018 Welcome to Freightera Blog