AFS BLOG

Amazon to enter the shipping business

Amazon to enter the shipping business

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Wall Street Journal published a report detailing a new service from e-commerce giant, Amazon called “Shipping ... read more

The Chinese New Year and How it Can Affect Importers

The Chinese New Year and How it Can Affect Importers

Did it sneak up on you again? Much like that dreaded diet you keep saying you will start next week. While 2018 may already be flying ... read more

How Small Shippers Can Still Save Under Current Market Conditions

How Small Shippers Can Still Save Under Current Market Conditions

Truckload rates are skyrocketing and capacity is tightening. In typical supply and demand fashion, as demand rises – so will costs. LTL read more

Freight Forwarder vs. NVOCC:  What’s the Difference?

Freight Forwarder vs. NVOCC: What’s the Difference?

Even people who have been in the industry for years have trouble differentiating between a freight forwarder and an NVOCC (Non-Vessel ... read more

4 Reasons to use a 3PL

4 Reasons to use a 3PL

There are a multitude of advantages that businesses can utilize by outsourcing their logistics and supply chain needs to a third party ... read more

The ELD Mandate is here, and it doesn’t seem to be going away

The ELD Mandate is here, and it doesn’t seem to be going away

Yes, there are some carrier delays. Yes, we’re seeing capacity tighten as non-compliant drivers and carriers aren’t able to move ... read more

A Volatile LTL Environment

A Volatile LTL Environment

2018 is a few short weeks away, which means the big industry mystery will be revealed. How close to that 50,000 mark will the American ... read more

UPS GRI

UPS GRI

There’s an elephant in the room, we’re all aware of it, and well…we’re pretty much all talking about it so maybe that particular ... read more

4 Steps to Deal With Natural Disasters

4 Steps to Deal With Natural Disasters

It’s been quite a year for natural disasters, from Tropical Storms Cindy and Emily and the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, ... read more

2018 FedEx GRI’s

2018 FedEx GRI’s

It’s official! Fall is here and for most it means cooler weather, leaves changing color and football! If you’re a business owner, or ... read more