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LTL vs TL & Partial vs Volume Rates

LTL or Less-Than-Truckload is typically defined as 6 or fewer standard sized pallets, with weight up to 10,000 lbs. and is transported by a common carrier (UPS Freight, SAIA, USF Reddaway, etc.).  If you are moving up to 26 pallets or up to 40,000 lbs., that is a truckload shipment or TL, and done thru a…

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Freight Class and NMFC Codes

Freight Class and NMFC’s are two of the most confusing pieces of the freight-shipping puzzle, but they are also two of the more important parts. If you use the incorrect NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) or freight class, you are risking either a re-bill for higher freight costs, or you could be spending too much…

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Freight Red Flags

Freight companies are finding more and more ways to get every penny out of us they can. Here’s a list of some common items that could trigger a ‘red flag’ and finding yourself with higher freight costs. By choosing these accessorial fees while creating the BOL vs. writing it in the ‘comments’ section, you can…

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Expedited/White Glove Service

Do you sometimes need your freight to arrive quicker than regular LTL, or possibly handled with White Glove Service*? Do you ship big, bulky items that are a freight class 150 or higher? If so, contact Global Source Logistics directly for more pricing options through carriers that not only offer quicker transit times, but also a…

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Accessorial Charges

Whether you are booking a shipment or just comparing prices on our website, make sure you are aware of the accessorial charges that may apply to your shipment and change the rate. Liftgate. Are you able to safely load/unload the freight without one? Residential pickup/delivery. Businesses operated out of a home do not qualify as a business…

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Quick tips for hassle free shipping

Here are a few quick tips to help make your freight shipping go smoothly. Try to have your freight evenly distributed on the pallet or crate. Doing so aids in the ease and safe moving of your goods. Avoid using old/broken pallets or crates, not in good repair. Make sure you use the correct bill…

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Delivery times for LTL & TL shipments

In a perfect world, LTL & TL pickup/deliveries would be as dependable as shipping small packages through FedEx or UPS. The carriers arrive on time for the pickup and then deliver it the day they tell you. In the real world of freight shipping, that isn’t always the case. Delays due to a number of…

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Fighting Carrier Rebills

For those of you who have had the unpleasant experience of getting a rebill from a carrier for either a re-weigh or reclassification, we’re happy to fight them for you, and with the right amount of ammunition, we can usually win.  However, the carriers are making it more difficult to win these battles.  If you…

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International Shipping

Are you looking into expanding your market internationally? If so, Global Source Logistics can help you with fast, competitive quotes for overseas service. If you are currently shipping internationally, you may want to consider shipping door-to-port service to save money, effort and headaches. When you book your shipments as door-to-port, you can benefit from the following: Faster…

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