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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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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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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
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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Time to Learn Freight Terms [Infographic – Updated May 2019]

Learn Freight Terms & Lingo with 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, Pallet, [...]

May 1, 2019 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's, Visual Dictionary of Freight
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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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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
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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
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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
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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