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UPS Rates to Increase in 2020

UPS Rates to Increase in 2020

Following suit of FedEx, UPS has announced their General Rate Increase for 2020 with an effective date of December 29, 2019. The announced average increase is 4.9% for UPS...

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FedEx Rates Take the 2020 Jump

FedEx Rates Take the 2020 Jump

It’s that time again. On September 16, 2019 FedEx announced the General Rate Increase for 2020, with an effective date of January 6. The announced average increase for Domestic...

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Keeping Up with your Records

Keeping Up with your Records

International shipping is a challenging and complex environment. Tariffs, unique trade regulations per country, complicated routes and longer-than-average shipping times all...

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Protect Yourself From Fraud

Protect Yourself From Fraud

In our increasingly electronic, connected world, we’re constantly under attack by individuals and institutions with the intent to facilitate some form of fraud, whether it’s...

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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...

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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...

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Are you in the right lane?

Are you in the right lane?

Most people are always looking to work smarter not harder which is why businesses consistently strive to become more efficient and streamline shipping processes. In the current...

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New Tariffs and Talk of Trade War

New Tariffs and Talk of Trade War

“Trade War” makes a good headline. It’s both eye-catching and stress-inducing, especially for US importers. We’re taking a moment to go beyond the headlines and dig into the...

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Properly Classifying a Shipment

Properly Classifying a Shipment

We all know shipments come in various shapes, sizes and of course weights. To establish fair measures and standardize pricing, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association...

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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 with Amazon,” an Amazon owned and operated...

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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 logistics (3PL) provider. While every 3PL...

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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 Trucking Association’s driver shortage prediction be? If that trend were to hold true, the ATA predicts that shortage to surpass the 174,000 mark by 2026. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

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