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What are Overlength Shipments?

January 11, 2022
Although at Freightera we do our best to make freight shipping as easy as possible, there are still some frustrating things that can happen. We understand how stressful freight shipping…

The Types of Docks And The Best Ways to Spot Them

December 13, 2021
If your business ships freight, you likely regularly work with businesses that have docks. That means that, in order to minimize the number of potential issues during pickups or deliveries,…

How to Choose the Right LTL Carrier

December 7, 2021
There are so many options out there when it comes to choosing a carrier for LTL shipping. Choosing the right carrier is not always as simple as going with the…

Build a Good Relationship with your Shipper

November 22, 2021
You get confirmation that the driver arrived at the pickup location and a few hours later you hear that the pickup was missed. You have no idea why and now…

Linear Feet, Dimensional Weight and Axle Weight

November 18, 2021
Linear Feet, Dimensional Weight and Axle Weight: Freight Shipping Terms That Could Save You Money Linear Feet When it comes to LTL shipping, getting acquainted with linear feet can help…

Tailgates vs. Forklifts vs. Pallet Jacks

November 15, 2021
You’re just trying to get your cargo from A to B, and while doing your initial research from all sides you’re being bombarded with freight jargon and confusing terms. Things…

Standard vs. Guaranteed Freight Shipping Services

November 10, 2021
When it comes to freight shipping, things can become pretty stressful when delays come up. Delays happen for a million reasons, including weather conditions, simple traffic jams, highway closures, terminal…

Types of Pricing: Why Freight Quotes Expire

November 4, 2021
You were being responsible and thinking ahead. You got your freight quote way ahead of time, going by the motto ‘’the earlier — the better’’ and now they’re telling you…

Intro Guide to Hazmat Freight Shipping

November 2, 2021
Intro Guide to Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Freight Shipping Looking to ship some soap, batteries, or maybe some fertilizer? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as putting your goods on a pallet…

Freight Class: A Cautionary Tale

October 19, 2021
The shipment was supposed to be $200 USD. I used the class Google suggested and I am getting billed $500 more. What gives? There are two ways you can go…

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