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Trying to cut shipping costs? Move it on RAIL is your next best option

With today's low fuel costs, more Logistics Managers are being told to aggressively negotiate truckload rates or else, but is that easier said that done? Many executives are questioning why trucking rates are not falling as fast as fuel costs. Unless they come from a logistics background, it can be difficult to explain to [...]

By | 2017-07-18T12:29:47+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Intermodal|0 Comments

How retail trends are reshaping LTL freight in home delivery

Freight industry is changing LTL and last-mile Home delivery for a low cost Commercial and retail with White glove services More shipments are moving faster and shorter distances So while it is clear that in-store sales are sliding down, the growth in e-commerce is propping up freight volumes. The question then becomes, where is the [...]

Saia’s LTL Division Northeast Expansion On Target for May Launched successful

Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Saia Inc. announced plans to expand into the Northeast, with 4 terminals opening in the beginning of May remaining on track and on time. Originally announced in October intentions to expand into the Northeast, telling industry analysts that the region generates about $7 billion in annual freight revenue [...]

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 | 2016-12-26T19:22:12+00:00 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 | 2016-12-26T19:22:12+00:00 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 | 2016-12-28T21:57:10+00:00 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?