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Pop quiz: Are you ready for the back-to-school shipping surge?
School shopping can be a boon for your business, but it also comes with challenges further upstream for your shipping operations.
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Drop and hook your way to shipping efficiency
Trucking is always looking for ways to help keep the flow of freight moving through supply chains. Enter drop and hook.
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Smart packing: how you can benefit from better load quality
When the trailer door closes, you want to make sure your load gets to where it’s going on time and safely. That starts with packing.
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What are the benefits of full truckload (FTL) freight shipping?
With full-truckload freight, you can optimize speed, rates, and visibility to get your loads where they need to be on time and safely.
Shippers working on a plan together
The secret weapon of successful shipping: contingency planning
Disruptions are inevitable in transportation. Docks get overcrowded. Trucks get flat tires. Inventory dwindles. It behooves every shipper to prepare for such events.
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How to pick a freight broker for your shipping needs
Shippers need a simple solution to manage their needs and the ensuing complexity. That’s where a freight broker comes in.
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How providers calculate freight shipping rates
Do you ever wonder what goes into a freight quote? Is it the distance traveled, fuel prices, your lanes, or the time of year?
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6 tips for shippers to finish the peak season strong
During peak season, you’re likely seeing more volume and more to keep track of. We are here to help you finish the year strong.
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Shippers on freight’s future: tech-driven efficiency with a human touch
What are shippers doing to adapt to the tech revolution? FreightWaves and Amazon Freight have collaborated to find out in a new paper.
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Spot the difference: the types of freight rates explained
You have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to moving your freight, and one of the most important is deciding between spot and contract rates.
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Choosing the right Amazon inbound service for your shipping needs
Deciding between options can be tough. Here’s how to pick which Amazon inbound shipping option is right for you.
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What will 2023 have in store for the freight industry?
What 2023 will mean for freight is difficult to predict. The good news is that we’re an industry used to thriving in uncertainty.
Amazon Freight VP Hannah McClellan at a truck yard
Advice for the upcoming shipping season: Embrace uncertainty
When asked what keeps her customers up at night, VP of Amazon Freight Hannah McClellan had one word: “uncertainty.”
A large warehouse
Five ways savvy shippers optimize their transportation networks
Streamlining shipping operations and removing unnecessary miles drive big supply chain improvements. The trick is knowing where to start.
Forklift in a warehouse
Tips for shippers to prepare their loads for smooth pickup and delivery
At some point in your youth, you likely learned that you should “work smarter not harder.” That adage holds true in the shipping world.
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