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Freightera Makes Globe and Mail’s List of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

Freightera, the innovative online freight marketplace for Canadian and US business shippers, placed No. 80 in Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2020 by The Globe and Mail VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, with a newly launched SaaS model for Canadian and US [...]

October 7, 2020 Press Releases
Freightera Website Redesign

Free Webinar — Freight Shipping 101: Avoid Mistakes and Keep Your Costs Down

We are very excited to announce our first webinar for freight shippers! 🙂 Join us on Tuesday, September 29th, and learn from our experts how to get instant online quotes and ship freight like a pro on Freightera’s online platform. [...]

September 24, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Cross Border LTL Rates Update & Canada-Domestic Rate Update Truck Image

LTL Rates Update: Cross-Border USA & Canada, and Canada Domestic

We hope your business is doing well! Reviewing our best cross-border LTL rates from previous updates, we just found many rates not showing consistently. We don’t know how long this was happening, but we fixed it in no time. Heavy, [...]

September 24, 2020 Freight Rates
Heavy Haul Oversize Load Truck Types Image

How to Ship Heavy Haul & Oversize Loads

Easy Guide to Shipping Heavy Haul & Oversize Loads Shipping heavy haul and oversize loads is as complicated as freight shipping gets, with many intricacies that can cause you headaches. It pays off to get informed and prepare well. That’s [...]

September 14, 2020 Shipping Guides and How To's
Parcel vs LTL Pallet Freight Shipping Freightera

Parcel Shipping vs. Pallet Shipping: Which One Should You Choose?

Parcel Shipping vs. Pallet Shipping: Key Differences We often get questions from our clients regarding which shipping option should they choose for their business: parcel shipping or pallet shipping (LTL). These two options are quite similar, so the choice between [...]

September 1, 2020 Shipping Guides and How To's
freight shipping digitization

Freightera Introduces Value-Added Membership Plans for Shippers

Earlier this month, Dan Goodwill’s Transportation Consulting posted an article about our newly-added Membership Plans and how they can help shippers in Covid-19 times. The full article is below: On July 7, 2020, Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight [...]

August 17, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
new LTL freight shipping rate update USA Canada

New LTL rate update: Canada, USA and cross-border rates for under $150!

We’ve got some great new LTL rates in Canada, USA, and cross-border. Check these out and visit the Freightera Dashboard for gift codes on your Friends & Rewards page. Don’t miss the extra discounts and our membership promotions! For a [...]

August 6, 2020 Freight Rates
Membership plans, SaaS model launched, Freightera

We Have Launched New Membership Plans for Canadian and US Business Shippers

We are happy to announce that we have rolled out paid membership plans and a reward program for Canadian and US business shippers! Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, just enhanced its popular free platform with value-added paid [...]

July 22, 2020 Press Releases
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Freightera Client Reviews – June 2020

We are thankful for plenty of awesome reviews from our customers last month! Read what they’re saying about our prices, our customer service, and the seamless process of quoting and booking shipments with Freightera! ”Best freight company ever!” Best freight [...]

July 22, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freight Shipping to Amazon Fulfillment Center FBA Freightera

Shipping to Amazon fulfillment centers with Freightera [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ship to Amazon fulfillment centers  / Amazon FBA with us! Since 2014, we have been helping businesses reduce their shipping costs while transporting freight within Canada and the United States as quickly and seamlessly as possible, automating most of the [...]

July 10, 2020 Freight Shipping Solution, Freightera How To, Welcome to Freightera Blog
New LTL Freight Shipping Rates Canada USA

New LTL freight rates in Canada and USA

We don’t like to use the word “crazy” but what we’ve got for you is crazy-amazing savings in freight prices in both Canada and the USA, to help your business through these challenging times: Sample Rates in the USA (48” [...]

June 22, 2020 Freight Rates
New LTL Freight Shipping Rates Canada USA

New LTL Freight Rates

Dear customers, We’re doing our best to help you by constantly searching for new carriers offering the best service and adding thousands of great rates weekly. See examples of newly added rates below: Sample Cross-Border LTL Rates in Eastern Canada/US [...]

June 15, 2020 Freight Rates
May 2020 Freightera reviews

Freightera Customer Reviews – May 2020

May has been an awesome month for Freightera! Nothing makes us happier than making our customers happy. And they have been very happy lately! Below are all reviews we have gotten in May: ”Excellent.” Just excellent.   ”Exceptional Service” I [...]

June 2, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Happy 6th Birthday Freightera May 1st 2020

Freightera Celebrates 6th Birthday as Technology Impact 2020 Award Finalist and Preparing to Launch SaaS Model in May

Today, on May the First, we are celebrating our 6th birthday at Freightera. It is how we like to spell our birth date – May the First – because being the first, the trailblazers, is in our DNA. Six is [...]

May 1, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Refrigerated LTL Rates in Canada

New LTL Refrigerated Rates Across Canada

Shipping perishables, frozen goods, or temperature-sensitive medical supplies across Canada? See our new reefer rates! We have just brought in very competitive temperature control rates on 806 local lanes (e.g. Winnipeg to Winnipeg, Saskatoon to Saskatoon, Regina to Regina, Calgary [...]

May 1, 2020 Freight Rates
Physical Internet, freight glossary image, Freightera

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains

Interview with Benoit Montreuil, Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Physical Internet Center; Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Interviewed by Eric Beckwitt, Founder and CEO, Freightera Benoit Montreuil is the father of [...]

April 28, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
AI, people, climate

AI and Climate Change, Can Technology Save The Planet, and What’s Next for Green City Vancouver

Interview with Juvarya Veltkamp Juvarya Veltkamp is the Green Economy Initiatives Manager for the City of Vancouver, working in this role for more than 10 years. She is part of the city’s dynamic task force responsible for the rapid adoption [...]

April 18, 2020 Technology & Innovation, Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freightera Recognized by Ready to Rocket List Among BC's Fastest-Growing Companies

Freightera Wins 2020 Ready to Rocket Placement Among Top Technology Companies in British Columbia

For the second year, Freightera makes the list of private BC companies best positioned for high growth and acquisition, according to a predictive model by Rocket Builders VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 15, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Freightera, a leading online freight marketplace [...]

April 16, 2020 Press Releases, Welcome to Freightera Blog
Local Sourcing to Solve Supply Chains Disruption

Logistics Manager Magazine: Freightera Creates Local Sourcing for Global Supply Chains amid Coronavirus

March 16th was the first day when Freightera shipments started to plummet in sync with the whole Canadian economy. COVID-19 disruption of most of our customers’ businesses due to their own suppliers and customers shutting down, traveled downstream to us. [...]

April 14, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
New LTL Freight Shipping Rates Freightera

New Canadian LTL Rate Update: Rates Under $100 CAD

Dear Shippers, We have updated our system with some new LTL lanes within Canada.  You’ll be able to see and book the rates by clicking the links below.  All rates are for 1 skid, 500 lbs, 48” x 40” x [...]

April 6, 2020 Freight Rates
essential supplies warehouse

Do You Have Medical and Other Essential Supplies Available for Sale? Freightera Community Update

Gloves, Zip Lock Bags, Masks, Gowns, Hand Sanitizers, etc. On Wednesday we received an urgent call from the BC Government’s COVID-19 Supply Hub to purchase medical and other essential supplies. We immediately sent this information to our entire email list [...]

April 2, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freight shipping remains an essential service and most of our carriers will keep operating in the US, Canada and cross-border.

An Island of Stability in COVID-19 Times

Letter from Freightera CEO As we face these challenging times, most of us are preoccupied with the same thoughts: how will COVID-19 affect our lives, jobs, businesses, and communities? As a 100% remote company, we find ourselves in a unique [...]

March 26, 2020 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Customer support

Why Ship with Freightera Marketplace vs. Carriers and Brokers

Our clients come from different industries and from companies of various sizes, but what they all have in common is the fact that they have chosen to work with Freightera rather than directly with carriers and brokers. Why is that? [...]

March 26, 2020 Freight Shipping Solution, Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freightera US and Cross Border LTL Freight Rates

New US LTL Freight Rates from $125, and New Cross-Border Rates from $187!

We recently added new affordable LTL carrier rates in the US, and the cross-border US to Canada & Canada to the US. Please note, some of these are dynamic rates, they may change based on availability and demand.  All examples [...]

January 21, 2020 Freight Rates
Cities Taking Freight Action Forum

Freightera to Keynote the Urban Freight Forum in Toronto in March 2020

Freightera Featured in ”Cities Taking Freight Action” – a Canadian Urban Freight Forum On Mar 3, 2020, Freightera will participate in the Urban Freight forum hosted by the Pembina Institute at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto. According to the [...]

December 20, 2019 Green Freight, Technology & Innovation
Cargo Logistics Conference

Freightera Featured in North America Cargo Logistics Conference in Vancouver on Feb 5, 2020

Freightera CEO to Open the Cargo Tech Track at the 2020 Cargo Logistics Canada Expo in Vancouver Eric Beckwitt will be the first of five featured speakers on developing Cargo Tech trends, and will seek to ”help demystify technological complexities, [...]

December 20, 2019 Technology & Innovation
Freightera Finalist of the Supply Chain Brief MVP Awards

Freightera is a Supply Chain Brief 2019 MVP Award Finalist

Awesome news for Freightera blog and our readers! Our post Ship a Pallet in 15 Easy Steps: Quick Guide for Pallet Shipping for Beginners was selected among thousands of articles as one of the finalists in the Transport/Freight category. We [...]

December 6, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Global Climate action photo by Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt

Green New Deal for Freight Transport

FreightWaves Publishes Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s Commentary on a Green New Deal for Freight Transport On September 27, 2019, Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt attended the Global Climate Strike in Vancouver, Canada, with a group of his colleagues from prominent British [...]

October 3, 2019 Green Freight, Technology & Innovation
Pallet types, from wood to plastic, metal, presswood and more

Ship a Pallet in 15 Easy Steps: Quick Guide to Pallet Shipping for Beginners

How to Ship a Pallet Step-by-Step: Choose the Pallet Type & Size, Package & Prepare Your Pallet for Shipping You’re new to pallet shipping, and want to save time and money by doing things yourself. So, where do you start? [...]

September 30, 2019 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
Freightera Hot Shot Trucks White Glove Services

Good News for our Shippers: Freightera White Glove Dedicated Truck Partnership

We Now Offer Guaranteed, Dedicated Truck Deliveries and Special Services – All Included in the Price! If you’re like most of our shippers — you’ll often have time-critical shipments that need to get to your location, or to your clients, [...]

September 19, 2019 Freight Shipping Solution, LTL Shipping
Logos of the Top Fastest Growing Companies in B.C. in 2019

Freightera Tops 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in British Columbia

Business in Vancouver ranks Freightera #3 on 2019 List of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in B.C. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 22, 2019 (Newswire.com) –​​​​​Freightera, the rapidly growing Vancouver-based B2B Freight Marketplace offering instant all-inclusive LTL, FTL and rail freight quotes in [...]

August 22, 2019 Press Releases
Freightera Freight Shipping Online Marketplace Plans to Go Publis

Freightera Plans to go Public!

Canadian digital-freight matching platform seeks to list on TSX Venture Exchange with “conservative” C$34 million valuation Freightera, a Canadian-based digital freight marketplace, plans to go public. CEO Eric Beckwitt confirmed to FreightWaves on August 1 that his Vancouver-based firm is [...]

August 2, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freightera makes Business in Vancouver's list of fastest growing companies in BC

Freightera Makes the List of Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC, Canada!

Freightera Included in the BIV’s list of Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC Great news from Freightera! We’ve been chosen for the Business in Vancouver’s annual list of companies in BC that have shown exceptional growth over the past [...]

July 26, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog
Freight Class NMFC photo

Freight Class: All You Need To Know About NMFC Code

What is freight class? Freight class is assigned to all Less than Truckload (LTL) freight, shipping within USA or across the USA/Canadian border with US carriers who have NMFC-based pricing. Class can be based on the particular NMFC code of [...]

June 17, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's, Welcome to Freightera Blog
Road vs Rail Shipping Freightera

Shipping by Road or Rail: Pros & Cons

[Updated May 2019] When it comes to freight transportation, there are several modes of transport: such as road (trucks), rail (trains), air (planes), and sea (ships). Road and rail transport are the two modes used for the movement of goods [...]

May 27, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Freight Shipping Solution, Green Freight, Shipping Guides and How To's
Palletize & Shrink Wrap Freight Freightera Photo Palletizing

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! [Updated May 2019] Preparing your freight for shipping is very important [...]

May 22, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
Freightera Green Rail Freight

Freightera First to Market With Freight Service From Five Major US and Canadian Railroads, Moves Forward on Go Green Roadmap

Vancouver startup launches door-to-door FTL-by-rail shipping service from five of the seven largest railroads in the U.S. and Canada, opening easy access to significantly lower long-haul prices and low-emission freight VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, North [...]

May 15, 2019 Press Releases
LTL vs FTL: Pros & Cons Freightera

LTL vs FTL

If you are in the business of shipping goods across the USA or Canada using land transport, you are concerned about cost-effectiveness, timely delivery, and the safety of your shipment. As there are multiple modes of moving your cargo, it’s [...]

May 14, 2019 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
Freightera Birthday image

Big News – Freightera is now 5 YEARS OLD!

Today, May The First 2019, is an important day for us. It may be just a regular hump day for most businesses, but May 1st has always been a significant date for Freightera simply because, on that day, our company [...]

May 1, 2019 Press Releases, Technology & Innovation
Oversize load heavy haul

7 Tips For Shipping Heavy Haul

What is heavy haul? [Updated May 2019] ‘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 [...]

April 25, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
Freightera Ready to Rocket Winner 2019 picture

Freightera Wins 2019 Ready to Rocket Placement Among Top Private Technology Companies in British Columbia

Freightera Makes Rocket Builders’ ICT “2019 Ready to Rocket” Prediction List Highlighting Companies with Highest Growth Potential in BC VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, a leading freight shipping marketplace offering instant freight quotes and online shipment bookings in North America, was recognized [...]

March 15, 2019 Press Releases, Technology & Innovation
Green Freight Eric Beckwitt picture Freightera

Green freight guru grows low-emissions marketplace

It’s been great to see the media attention pouring towards Freightera in the recent months, but having Freight Waves article about our green mission coming out on Valentine’s Day was still rather auspicious. 😊 We loved the article’s angle and [...]

February 17, 2019 Freight Shipping Solution, Green Freight
Train vs. Truck Freight Shipping, Rail vs. Road Freight Shipping, Freightera

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

Freight Train vs Truck [Updated May 2019] Which mode of transport is more efficient for shipping and what are the advantages and disadvantages of train vs truck transportation? See our new infographic answering these questions. Train Railways consume up to [...]

February 12, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Green Freight, Shipping Guides and How To's
Frost & Sullivan: Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America Freightera

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 VANCOUVER, 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
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
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 [...]

October 4, 2018 Freight Shipping Solution, Green Freight, Technology & Innovation
Plastic Pallet vs Wood Pallet, Advantages and Disadvantages Freightera photo

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

Plastic Pallets vs. Wood Pallets: Differences, Advantages and Disadvantages It’s fair to say that pallets move the world as they are an essential part of the modern supply chain. We use pallets for storage and transportation, and as product displays [...]

August 14, 2018 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
Pallet vs Skid vs Crate Freightera Photo

Pallet vs Skid vs Crate [Infographic]

What are the differences between pallet, skid, and crate? [Updated May 2019] Not sure if you need a pallet, skid, or crate? It’s easy to get confused because people often use these terms interchangeably. All three can be used for [...]

April 13, 2018 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
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Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

  Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: <a href=”https://www.freightera.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/green-future-freight-infog-lg.png”><img src=”https://www.freightera.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/green-future-freight-infographic.png” alt=”The Green Future of Freight Infographic” width=”620″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at [...]

January 31, 2017 About Freight Shipping, Green Freight, Trucking Industry Statistics