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Freight Class & NMFC Code for Freight Shipping

June 17, 2019
What is freight class? Updated June 2022 Freight class is assigned to all Less than Truckload (LTL) freight, shipping within the USA or across the USA/Canadian border with US carriers…

Shipping by Road or Rail: Pros & Cons

May 27, 2019
[Updated June 2022] When it comes to freight transportation, there are several modes of transport: such as road (trucks), rail (trains), air (planes), sea (ships), and intermodal (a combination of…

Pallet Shipping 101: How to Prepare Freight for Shipping

May 22, 2019
Learn How to Prepare Your Freight for Shipping in these Simple Steps (Infographic) [Updated June 2022] Preparing your freight for shipping is very important to avoid any surprises upon arrival.…

LTL vs. FTL Freight Shipping

May 14, 2019
[Updated in June 2022] If you are in the business of shipping goods across the USA or Canada using land transport, you’re in the right place. You are concerned about…

Time to Learn Freight Terms [Infographic]

May 1, 2019
Learn Freight Terms & Lingo with Freightera! Updated August 2022 [caption id="attachment_2157" align="alignnone" width="630"] Time to Learn Freight Terms - Infographics by Freightera![/caption] Reefer: A refrigerated truck, railroad car, or…

7 Tips For Shipping Heavy Haul

April 25, 2019
What is a heavy haul? [Updated June 2022] ‘Heavy Haul’ as a term in freight describes a shipment carrying an unusually large and wide load.  For example, manufacturing equipment that…

Train vs. Truck Shipping: Pros and Cons [Infographic]

February 12, 2019
Freight Shipping by Train vs. Truck: Advantages and Disadvantages [Updated June 2022] Which mode of transport is more efficient for freight shipping and what are the advantages and disadvantages of…

How to Calculate Freight Density [Infographic]

February 10, 2019
How to Calculate Freight Density [Updated June 2022] No matter how large, heavy, fragile, easy to handle, or complex your less than a truckload (LTL) freight shipment is, it should…

How to Calculate Freight Rates [Infographic]

January 10, 2019
Updated May 2019 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:…

Plastic vs. Wood Pallets: Differences, Pros and Cons

August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018 Plastic Pallets vs. Wood Pallets: Differences, Advantages, and Disadvantages [Updated in June 2022] It’s fair to say that pallets move the world as they are an essential…

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