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Increased Rail Traffic – Highest Week in history for U.S. Rail Intermodal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 21, 2014 with 291,142 total carloads, up 0.9 percent compared with the same week last year. This was the highest week in history for total U.S. intermodal volume, topping the previous [...]

New Century Transportation Shutting Down

New Century Transportation Inc. located at 45 East Park Drive, Westampton, NJ is shutting down and closing operations. New Century Transportation drivers began receiving notices in the mail today that it will permanently shut down its operations and all of its facilities including the facility located at 45 East Park Drive, Westampton, New Jersey and [...]

What Is A Blind Shipment And Why Ship Blind

The term Blind Shipment is when one or more parties to a shipment don’t know who is the shipper, receiver, or both. In other words, they are in “The Blind”. In order to ship blind, the shipment must be prepaid and Blind Shipment service requested prior to the freight pickup. Why ship blind? Most blind [...]

By | January 21st, 2013|General Freight Topics|Comments Off on What Is A Blind Shipment And Why Ship Blind

Truckload Exclusive Use

Rapid Express Freight is proud to offer Exclusive Use of Truck service. Truckload Exclusive Use explained: A freight quote for truckload shipping, also known as full truckload shipping, usually gives you full use of the entire flatbed or van, regardless of how full the trailer is. However, most carriers, after picking up your load [...]

By | January 7th, 2013|Company & Industry News, Truckload|Comments Off on Truckload Exclusive Use

What is a freight class and how do carriers use it to determine your freight charges?

Freight Class refers to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) and it is the category of your freight as defined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). Your shipment's freight class determines the carrier's shipping charges. There are 18 freight classes ranging from class 50 (the least expensive) [...]

By | December 17th, 2012|General Freight Topics|Comments Off on What is a freight class and how do carriers use it to determine your freight charges?

Guaranteed Delivery Service between New York & New Jersey and Florida

Rapid Express Freight has a 2-3 day direct delivery standard between metro New York, New Jersey and most points in Florida. That is faster by a full day than most freight carriers. With our partner LTL common carriers, we serve all points with no break-bulk terminal and no consolidation while in transit. We also [...]

By | December 14th, 2012|Company & Industry News, LTL|Comments Off on Guaranteed Delivery Service between New York & New Jersey and Florida

Pallet Rates Can Save You on High Freight Class and Heavy Shipments

Ever shipped your freight as class 70 just to have the carrier re-classify it as class 125? When this happens, the freight charges sky rockets since the rate of the shipment is based on the freight class. The higher the freight class, the higher your freight charges. Another scenario happening a lot these days is [...]

By | December 14th, 2012|Company & Industry News|Comments Off on Pallet Rates Can Save You on High Freight Class and Heavy Shipments

What kind of freight moves by rail?

You already know that shipping by rail is safe and economical and can help you ship your freight when truckload capacity is tight. In this post, we will discuss what type of products you can safely ship by rail. You can ship just about anything by rail. In fact, take a look around you right [...]

By | December 13th, 2012|General Freight Topics, Intermodal, Rail|Comments Off on What kind of freight moves by rail?

Special Shipping Services for Fulfillment by Amazon Sellers

If you are a Fulfillment by Amazon seller, you know that offering FBA can help you increase your Amazon sales. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) enables merchants to store inventory and fulfill orders from an Amazon.com fulfillment center. With this innovative program, you can send inventory to an Amazon fulfillment center; when customers place orders, Amazon [...]

By | December 12th, 2012|Company & Industry News|Comments Off on Special Shipping Services for Fulfillment by Amazon Sellers