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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

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?

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 | 2016-12-26T19:22:13+00:00 December 13th, 2012|General Freight Topics, Intermodal, Rail|Comments Off on What kind of freight moves by rail?