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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
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?


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 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
LTL vs FTL: Pros & Cons


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 [...]

July 14, 2017 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping ABC
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
Heavy Equipment Hauling

Heavy Haul, Oversize Freight Transportation – Case Studies

Here are 2 projects we worked on recently, with photos of the heavy, large, and oversized loads. Project 1 – Heavy Equipment Hauling Customer: Large US chemical and refinery services company Industry: Chemical Processing, Oil & Gas Goal: Freightera was [...]

February 27, 2017 About Freight Shipping
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

Time to Learn Freight Terms [Infographic]

  Time to Learn Freight Terms – Infographics by @Freightera!New to shipping freight? Confused by the lingo? Start by learning freight terms commonly used in the industry such as Less than Truckload (LTL) Shipping, Full Truckload (FTL) Shipping, Reefer, Forklift, [...]

July 25, 2016 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping ABC, Visual Dictionary of Freight
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