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Category: Shipping & Freight Tips

Tips For Overseas Shipping

The logistics of overseas shipping can be complex and overwhelming. If you need to get something over the water, it’s best to make sure you’ve done your part to ensure it will arrive safely. Here are some things to remember when shipping overseas. Know the destination country’s regulations Every country has its own regulations and […]

Trade Show Shipping Tips

Trade shows may only span a few days but can have a huge reach. Losing any part of your display can throw off your entire presentation. Here are some tips to ensure your will be prepared for your upcoming trade show. Label everything Any piece of your display or item that you are sending to […]

Fall Special: Heated Shipping

With temperatures dropping and winter around the corner, your deliveries are going to need protection from the elements. If you’re shipping temperature sensitive items, the worst thing that can happen is to have them ruined before they arrive at their destination. If freezing you will spoil your products, will need to ship with an insulated, […]

Choosing between a Flat Bed or Dry Van

When it comes to shipping and freight methods, you’ve got options.  One of the first choices is selecting whether you’ll need a flat bed or dry van to move your freight. If you don’t take the time to consider your needs you can spend more time and money than needed. When deciding, consider the following […]

International Shipping Tips

Shipping internationally can definitely be more difficult than shipping domestically, however it is not something you should be afraid of. With the right shipping company that has experience in international or cross-border shipping and these tips, you will be fully equipped to begin shipping your freight internationally. Before shipping internationally, you should ask yourself two […]

How Are Freight Rates Calculated & What You Can Do To Save Big

There are many different factors that play a part in the calculation of your freight shipping costs. The largest variables are determined by the: Mode of Transportation (air, land, sea) Weight/Packaging of Freight Destination/ Distance from Pick-up Other factors may also apply such as the type of goods being shipped, the time of year or […]

Difference Between LTL and FTL Freight Services

What is the difference between LTL and FTL freight? When shipping cargo with a 3PL freight shipping company, you will have the option of shipping LTL or FTL. LTL or less-than-truckload shipping refers to shipping smaller freight loads, while FTL or full truckload shipping, also known as TL or truckload shipping, is for cargo that […]

Shipping Routes Altered Due to Washout and Flooding

The recent flooding in southern Alberta has closed major freight shipping routes between British Columbia and Southern Alberta. Currently all trucks heading east from BC are being routed north through Edmonton to service Calgary and other southern locations.  We are currently adding an additional shipping day to our transit times during the road closures. Drive […]