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Instant Online Quotes to Alaska & Hawaii!

Instant quotes to Alaska and Hawaii are now available through Global Source Logistics for your LTL shipping! Our online rating engine now includes AK and HI, along with the 48 states and Canada. Just like with other quotes, simply enter the details of the shipment and it gives you the rate and transit times. For…

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Use the correct Bill of Lading

Most of us ship from our own location(s), but at times you need to send the bill of lading on to the actual shipper. When this occurs, it’s very important to let the shipper know to use the BOL created through Global Source Logistics. If the shipper doesn’t use our BOL, delivery delays and pricing issues can,…

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How to avoid re-bills!

How to avoid re-bills! Re-bills are an unexpected bill you receive after the freight has been booked, shipped and delivered. They typically are a result of stating a lower weight on a bill of lading, using the wrong NMFC and/or Freight Class, having to re-consign your freight, or any number of other reasons. You may…

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CF Stations

CF Stations Container Freight Stations, also known as a CFS, is a port facility for unloading and loading containerized freight, to or from overseas. If you have a pickup from one of these facilities, be aware there are additional fees involved and that the fees must be paid in advance directly to the CFS. The…

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Freight Consolidators

Freight Consolidators Have you noticed more and more ‘freight consolidators’ showing up on your Global Source Logistics rate screen when you’ve booked a shipment lately? A freight consolidator specializes in collecting freight in a small service area, using a central terminal. Once they’ve collected enough freight for a full truckload, they will line-haul it to…

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Pallet Rates

Pallet Rates are Available While it’s not necessary to enter the pallet dimensions when you are getting a rate quote, there are advantages to doing so. Global Source Logistics is now offering ‘pallet rates’ thru certain carriers. Thru the Pallet Rate Program, there can be a substantial savings over the standard LTL rates, but there…

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Off-shore Quotes

Are you looking to expand your market out of your local neighborhood, city, state, or the 48 states? Global Source Logistics can get you rates for Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, or any country in the world, in a matter of minutes! Simply get me the information for the shipment and I’ll do the rest. I can…

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Filing a Claim

In the past few months, I’ve written about how to help eliminate damage and insuring your freight. This month it’s filing a claim. Filing a Claim If your cargo is damaged, here are some tips to help make the claims process go smoother. Inspect the cargo upon arrival. Don’t let the driver’s impatience at wanting…

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Insuring Your Frieght

NMFC & Freight Class Remember, you can lower your overall freight costs with the proper weight, NMFC and Freight Class. If you don’t know the NMFC or freight class, feel free to ask. It’s better to have the correct information initially, than get a re-bill from the carrier weeks after the freight has been delivered. Last…

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