Trade War Update

Trade War Update

Shipping internationally is a complicated and sometimes arduous process. Trade wars, carrier alliances and capacity issues are all contributing to rising international shipping costs. And while importers are busy trying to determine which of their products may be...
Adapting to Mid-Year Parcel Rate Changes

Adapting to Mid-Year Parcel Rate Changes

2018 has been an interesting year so far, and it’s only half way over. We’ve seen the ELD Mandate go into full effect, capacity issues, the price of oil rising, the economy booming, headlines about trade wars and UPS implementing aspects of their general rate...
The Necessity of a Quality Freight Audit

The Necessity of a Quality Freight Audit

When it comes to paying bills, no one likes paying more than they should. Your freight bills should be no exception, as transportation costs average around 10% of an organization’s expenses. At AFS, we typically find over 20,000 errors a week processing over 4...
The Summer of Tariffs

The Summer of Tariffs

Tariffs seem to be all the rage right now. Everyone is doing it, the US, China, Canada, the EU. Will 2018 be the summer of tariffs? It’s looking that way. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of products imported from China...