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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
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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 [...]

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

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
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
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Time to Learn Freight Terms [Infographic]

Learn Freight Terms & Lingo with Freightera! Updated May 2019 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, [...]

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

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
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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
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How to Calculate Freight Density [Infographic]

How to Calculate Freight Density [Updated May 2019] 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 [...]

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

How to Calculate Freight Rates [Infographic]

How to Calculate Freight Rates 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: customers call freight [...]

January 10, 2019 About Freight Shipping, LTL Shipping, Shipping Guides and How To's