Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

20Cube Logistics

This is where filing freight claims come into play. If you are frequently involved with shipping goods over long distances, you might be faced with a situation when it becomes necessary to file a freight claim.

9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management

Cerasis

Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? Freight Management will be a far easier task when you know how it all fits in the grand scheme of things. There are plenty of mobile apps capable of helping you with freight management in the long run, becoming an invaluable tool to help with your business analysis. This is even more so if your freight has any special needs.

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Understanding the New C-TPAT Guidelines

Promptus LLC

The post Understanding the New C-TPAT Guidelines appeared first on Promptus, LLC. Customs Brokerage Freight ForwardingExplore The New Criteria and How It May Affect Your Business In the shipping industry, there are many policies and governing agencies in place to help streamline efficiency among players […].

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, save money, and enhance customer service—all of which add to the bottom line and boost profitability. Three Steps to Effective Inbound Freight Management.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! Licensed freight brokers operate around the country in various markets, helping make the transport of goods a reality for their customers. Currently, more than 17,000 freight brokers work in the United States, either as independent businesses or as part of a team. However, not all freight brokers experience the same degree of success in their profession. The post 10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Ten Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

Both inbound and outbound freight require carefully choreographed steps for a successful dance. A more efficient inbound freight program streamlines processes to achieve greater savings. However, many businesses overlook inbound freight management since making it successful is not easy.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

DAT Solutions

As we've said in the past , hurricanes usually affect freight movements in three stages: Before the storm , if it is predicted in advance, shippers rush to move freight out of the way. Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4.

Who's Looking Out For the Interests of Freight Brokers?

DAT Solutions

There are many trade associations and organizations that represent carriers, but what about about freight brokers and 3PLs? TIA members also include freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers, and warehousing. TIA Frameworks – Expert-created guidelines to help you improve your business practices and make the right call in tough situations.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

Instead of focusing on charging more to ship parcel, shippers should redevelop their processes to streamline shipping and reduce delays, as well as freight spend. Things go wrong, but freight or cargo insurance , often reserved for less-than-truckload and full truckload shipments, is available for parcels as well. Consider Event-Specific Labeling Guidelines. Remember to Use LTL, FT and Freight Consolidation to Manage Costs Proactively.

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?

Freightos

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS? In the run up to the July 1, 2016 requirement that there must now be a verification of the gross mass of packed containers, Freightos research has determined that only one third (36%) of FCL freight quotes are still being saved with a weight. By and large, logistics providers and shippers currently avoid getting accurate weights for FCL freight shipments. IMO guidelines need to be broken down at the national level.

Avoiding Freight Damage & Using Empirical Stretch Wrapping Data to Troubleshoot Causes

Cerasis

The best solution is avoiding freight damage, but how do you measure for it? First is the fact that excessive containment force can damage freight by crushing them. Experts can make informed recommendations which are more specific than our general guidelines above, but there’s no alternative to simply test shipping loads as part of an effort to reduce film use. A Framework to Improve Outcomes of Avoiding Freight Damage . Freight Freight Claims

5 Steps for Sustaining Healthy 3PL Relationships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Communication Guidelines. I have also found it useful to develop a set of communication guidelines that both parties can adopt. For example, both parties should have a common understanding of what is reasonable in relation to email response times and what the escalation process should be when the guidelines are not being met. Setting these guidelines will lead to a reduction in email traffic and an increase in accountability of all parties. Subscribe Here!

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Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? Transportation Cost Drain #2 - Freight Rates. Freight rates are a direct line item cost and many companies have experienced rate increase in addition to surcharges. Freight terms are negotiable. What freight terms have been agreed too? Is your supplier taking advantage of your freight volume for better rates? Is you supplier making a profit on your freight by adding a fee?

Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

Supply Chain Link

Shippers are constantly seeking new ways to gain more visibility into their supply chain to ensure on-time deliveries and meet cost guidelines. Global Supply Chain 3pl Freight Forwarding Ocean TransportationAs in many areas of logistics, visibility during the ocean shipping process continues to be a challenge for both shippers and carriers alike.

How the ELD Mandate & Other Regulations Will Impact the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Under the new HOS guidelines, the number of trips drivers may make is severely limited. FreightWithin one month, the electronic logging device mandate will take effect. While shippers have known about the mandate for two years, truckers, shippers and carriers are still concerned about how it will impact capacity. Paired with soaring manufacturing and tightening capacity within the last month, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate could cause the capacity crunch to worsen.

Are you a Game Changer? Tell us your Story!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As you complete the form and tell us about your Game Changing activities we ask that you consider the following guidelines: Guidelines: Articles should be at least 1000 words long. SupplyChain #Leadership #supplychainmanagement #procurement #purchasing #logistics #freight.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

At the initial step, any business which is deciding whether to go for Pick-up at the curb offering or not, they should follow the broadcasted guidelines of their local government. There could also be different guidelines in place, depending on your location. Subscribe Here!

Will Driverless Trucks Ever Gain Traction?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Self-driving vehicles are being tested throughout the world, with technology companies focused on bringing greater efficiency and profitability to the freight business. Autonomous Vehicles and the Freight Business. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

Talking Logistics

R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. This week, as reported by Reuters, California proposed making those voluntary guidelines mandatory in the state, “which industry officials [including Google and leading automakers] said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving vehicle testing and development.” How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring!

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. This is regardless of whether freight consolidation was used or not.

New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

DAT Solutions

These guides are one of the benefits of TIA membership , as they cover a variety of legal and regulatory topics and are written specifically for freight brokers. Carrier Selection Framework - This 80-page guide provides best practices to help freight brokers reduce risk of cargo loss, liability and/or potential fraud when selecting motor carriers. Government Freight Framework. Canadian Freight Framework.

5 New Regulations That Affect Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

Below are five regulations that freight brokers should be aware of—either because they apply to brokers directly, or because the rules will have an impact on truckload capacity. Many carrier associations have opposed the SFD because the proposed guidelines are based on safety data they consider to be flawed. Brokers are disappointed that they still won't have clear guidelines to help them select safe carriers.

‘Digital Freight Matching’ Isn’t a Product— It’s a Strategic Methodology

Parade

As freight brokerages look to leverage technologies, automate grunt work, and streamline operations, we hear references such as “Buying ‘digital freight matching’.” Unfortunately, this reference to ‘digital freight matching’ as a ‘product’ is too simplistic. Because every freight brokerage has a different mix of fulfillment opportunities, and each load opportunity has unique requirements, challenges, and execution models.

‘Digital Freight Matching’ Isn’t a Product— It’s a Strategic Methodology

Parade

As freight brokerages look to leverage technologies, automate grunt work, and streamline operations, we hear references such as “Buying ‘digital freight matching’.” Unfortunately, this reference to ‘digital freight matching’ as a ‘product’ is too simplistic. Because every freight brokerage has a different mix of fulfillment opportunities, and each load opportunity has unique requirements, challenges, and execution models.

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management

Cerasis

ELD Implementation Is Causing Major Problems in early June 2018, the ELD roadcheck revealed violations across every state, reports John Kingston of Freight Waves. According to a previous argument by Croke, the hours of service guidelines should be regulating sleep, not drive.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Considering that there are multiple ports, countries and carriers each developing their own guidelines, the need for a global process standard is critical. Finally, if you’re keeping a pulse on freight activity in the U.S., the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Logistics #Freight #SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #HumanResources. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Logistics #Freight #SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #HumanResources. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

5 Common Problems Vendors Have with Routing Guides

PLS Logistics

Routing guides contain routing instructions and an established set of guidelines and requirements for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling orders and shipping products or materials to a specific location, warehouse or DC. 3PL Shipping Inbound FreightWhat is a routing guide?

What Freight Brokers Need to Know About the New National Carrier Hiring Standard

Cerasis

Freight professionals can expect a new national carrier hiring standard in the coming months. Besides the selection guidelines, a provision in the bill also suggests a limitation on the liability of shippers and brokers regarding the choice of a carrier. This may lead to fewer problematic situations for intermediaries, including fewer occasions that can lead to claims on freight brokers’ surety bonds. Freight Freight Broker Info

How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to advising people, the majority of the time I follow a simple 5-step guideline to establish the main challenges related to the storage and handling of chemical products. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service

QAD

Unreimbursed Freight. A high level of unreimbursed freight shows that the team is taking extraordinary measures to satisfy customers. For example, use a product configurator rather than an engineering approval process, and use built-in parameters to ensure that order discounts are within guidelines. Unreimbursed Freight. But if you find unreimbursed freight levels are too high or climbing, it’s a sure sign that something is off in the organization.