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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…

Pallet vs Skid vs Crate [Infographic]

April 13, 2018
What are the differences between pallet, skid, and crate? [Updated July 2022] Not sure if you need a pallet, skid, or crate? It’s easy to get confused because people often…

Shipping Container Markings [Infographic]

March 2, 2018
[Updated April 2022] See our newest infographic answering this question. Everyone who works with shipping containers uses the container markings. All markings have meaning and understanding it is critical for…

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