September 20, 2016 | By Sandra Beckwith Tags: 3PL, Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Third-Party Logistics, Supply Chain Carriers and 3PLs reveal road-tested secrets for cutting trucking costs. While many shippers believe that the best way to save money on transportation is to negotiate lower rates with carriers, trucking companies and third-party […]
January 31, 2018 | By Emma James Tags: Trucking, E-commerce, Logistics, Supply Chain Less-than-truckload carriers are developing new strategies to serve retailers and manufacturers who create the goods that impatient e-commerce consumers expect will be delivered fast and free. In today’s “I want it now” market, parcel services need to […]
September 15, 2020 | By Justin Turner Tags: Trucking, Finance, Transportation Management COVID-19 upended supply chains, increased costs, and tightened capacity, leaving shippers struggling to deliver high-quality service. Shared truckload could be the answer. Q: How has shared truckload alleviated shippers’ issues during the pandemic? A: Capacity challenges and increased […]
January 31, 2021 Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Pallets Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping is critical to everyday commerce and is an economical way to ship palletized or loose freight. Here’s how to do it well. 1. Understand Your Customers’ Expectations. The LTL choices you make are a direct reflection on you, in […]
January 31, 2021 Tags: Trucking, Partnership, Transportation When supply chains require unique equipment and depend on damage-free, on-time service, partnering with a carrier such as PITT OHIO that can execute mode optimization strategies can impact the success of your business. Mode optimization is the practice of putting the right size […]
Understanding these seven key differences between shipping full truckload (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) allows shippers to achieve the best possible results and support planning.