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Capacity Crunch Greatly Effecting Carrier Performances

Carrier Capacity is at an all-time high right now for all Domestic LTL carriers. Carriers are suffering from lack of certified drivers as well as available trucks. Carriers are getting filled up on their pickups before they reach all of their scheduled deliveries and don’t have the fleet force to go back out to the…

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GSL Named #2 Largest Agency in the Entire GlobalTranz Network

This past week Global Source Logistics was announced as the #2 largest agency in the entire GlobalTranz network. This is a tremendous honor. We would like to thank all of our employees and especially all of our customers. We could not have done it without you.

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Freight… Done Right

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3 types of shipping

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Packing Your Freight (Part 2)

Last month I listed a few ideas to help keep your freight safe while in transit – click here to read Part 1. Here are a few more ways to help your freight arrive safely. Keep any loose items secured.   Hoses, cords, arms, handles, etc., all need to be secured so they don’t catch on…

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Packing Your Freight (Part 1)

When you’re preparing your freight to be shipped, you want to keep several things in mind to help get it to its final destination safely. Pack for safe transport.  This may seem obvious, but consider that a move that’s just going across town will be handled a minimum of 4 times – 1) It’s loaded onto the…

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Carrier Restrictions

More and more carriers are adding restrictions to the freight they ship. While the chart below is not all-inclusive, it does highlight some of these limitations and warns you about additional charges that may apply. If you see these when you go to book your shipment, make sure your freight either doesn’t fall into the…

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Is your Weight Correct?

One of the most common rebills we see is due to an inaccurate weight listed on the bill of lading.  If at all possible, weigh your freight every time it leaves your facility.  While this isn’t always practical or possible, it’s better than guessing and getting a rebill from the carrier demanding more money. If…

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Changes to NMFC’s and Freight Classes

I’ve written quite a bit about NMFC’s and freight classes in the past, and the importance of having the correct information, but I haven’t touched on how NMFC’s can change, along with freight classes.  At Global Source Logistics, we have a program that can access the NMFC’s for virtually every item, and several times a…

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