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New Less than Truckload LTL Freight Shipping Rates

SAVE up to 50% with our new USA-Canada Cross-Border LTL Rates

See Our New, All-Inclusive LTL Freight Rates — Ready for Online Booking on Freightera.com How are you doing this summer? With the heat waves baking so much of the US and Canada, Vancouver’s mild weather has been a godsend. Meanwhile, [...]

August 8, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog
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 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug 2, 2019 /FreightWaves/ — Freightera, a Canadian-based digital freight marketplace, plans to go public. CEO Eric Beckwitt confirmed to FreightWaves [...]

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
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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
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All-Inclusive Freight Rates Update: US FTL Freight Rates Under $1,000 USD with Guaranteed Pick-Up

All-Inclusive Full Truckload Rates Ready for Online Booking on Freightera.com We are constantly working on updating our system with new rates, lanes and carriers, so we could serve our customers better. For examples of such rates, find below some of [...]

May 28, 2019 Freight Rates
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 overland and across [...]

May 27, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Freight Shipping Solution, Green Freight, Shipping Guides and How To's
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MAY 2019 UPDATE: New Competitive FTL Rates by Rail – Instant, All-Inclusive, Online Now – Examples Here

US domestic full truckload and FTL by rail rates ready to be booked on Freightera.com May 2019 Rate Update Awesome news! 😊 We just got new instant all-inclusive truckload rates and FTL by rail rates up on the website. These [...]

May 22, 2019 Freight Rates
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Pallet Shipping 101: How to Pack, Palletize & Prepare Your Freight for Shipping [Updated May 2019]

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 [...]

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 [Updated May 2019]

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
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Freightera CEO speaking at the GreenTech 2019 conference on June 6th

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt will be speaking on June 6th 2019 about disruptive clean technologies in freight at GreenTech 2019, Green Marine’s 12th annual conference. The conference will be taking place at Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel in Cleveland OH, from [...]

May 14, 2019 Green Freight, Technology & Innovation
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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
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7 Tips For Shipping Heavy Haul [Updated May 2019]

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, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
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100 Clean50 Sustainability Leaders Address Fellow Canadians in Open Letter in The Globe and Mail on Earth Day

This EarthDay, 100 Clean50 Award Winners and Sustainability Leaders from Canada, including Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt, called on fellow Canadians in business, government and every walk of life to take significant steps towards fighting climate change and building a low [...]

April 22, 2019 Green Freight
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Eric Beckwitt Selected as a Keynote Speaker at CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 24th

  Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt selected as a keynote speaker for the 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on June 24. Please join us there! From the press release by CleanTech Alliance: “One of [...]

April 18, 2019 Green Freight, Press Releases, Technology & Innovation
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Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Speaking at CONNECT 2019 | Supply Chain, Management and Technology Event in Bothell, WA on May 17, 2019

Please join us at the upcoming CONNECT 2019 | Supply Chain + Management + Technology event in Bothell on May 17th!   Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt will be speaking with thought leaders from Convoy, FLEXE, Flexport, Freightera, Microsoft, OneClick.ai, P8, REI, Seagull [...]

April 10, 2019 Green Freight, Technology & Innovation, Welcome to Freightera Blog
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Freightera in Trucks.com Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions

Silpa Paul, Frost & Sullivan commercial vehicles industry analyst, mentions Freightera among key automated-on-demand solutions in her article in trucks.com earlier this week and states that we are entering the era of fast adaption of brokerage digitization. Silpa Paul’s authority [...]

March 29, 2019 Freight Shipping Solution, Technology & Innovation
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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 – Updated May 2019]

Freight Train vs Truck 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 9x less energy [...]

February 12, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Green Freight, Shipping Guides and How To's
Freight Density Calculation Freightera

How to Calculate Freight Density [Infographic – Updated May 2019]

How to Calculate Freight Density No matter 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 [...]

February 10, 2019 About Freight Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's, Welcome to Freightera Blog
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
How to Calculate Freight Rates Infographic Freightera

How to Calculate Freight Rates [Infographic – Updated May 2019]

How to Calculate Freight Rates Many factors go into calculating freight rates and doing it on a case by case basis is very time-consuming. Phone tag is the reality of the freight industry currently: customers call freight brokers, who then [...]

January 10, 2019 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
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
Freightera's Mission - Make Freight Shipping Easy, Accessible, and Green

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 [...]

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
Freightera's Eric Beckwitt wins Clean50 Award for sustainability at Summit in Toronto

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Sustainability Award at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

Eric Beckwitt honored for his contribution to advancing the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian freight digitization startup Freightera is honored to announce that [...]

October 1, 2018 Green Freight, Technology & Innovation, 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 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 – Updated May 2019]

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 people often use these terms interchangeably. All three can be used for shipping and storing [...]

April 13, 2018 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's
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
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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
4th of July Independence Day Freightera

Happy Independence Day!

To our dear customers in the USA – Happy Independence Day! We hope you’ll celebrate it with friends, family, fireworks and barbecue, and most importantly – with smiles on your faces!   Happy 4th! [...]

July 4, 2019 Welcome to Freightera Blog