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Understanding Carrier Compliance: 6 key benefits to shippers and a guide to CSA

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Apr 30, 2019 9:46:00 AM
Understanding Carrier Compliance

Why Carrier Compliance is Important to your Company

If you were to think of a word that characterizes the shipping industry in recent years, what would it be? There are many things which have been true of the Logistics and Shipping Industry through the past couple decades but one area has been especially punctuated in recent years – Growth.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Logistics Technology, Carrier Compliance

Incoterms Explained: What They Are and Why They Are Useful (Chart Included)

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Mar 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM
Incoterms Explained

What are Incoterms?

The INternational COmmerce Terms (Incoterms) were created by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 1936. The latest version of Incoterms, released in 2010 includes 11 separate codes for various modes of transportation. The terms are anticipated to undergo revision in 2020.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Freight Rates

Why Freight Visibility is a Leading Concern for Shippers

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Feb 11, 2019 9:50:00 AM
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Is Ignorance Bliss?

“Ignorance is Bliss”

So goes the old adage; however, nowhere could this little saying be less true than in shipping. When you are a shipping manager who is responsible for millions of dollars worth of freight, ignorance is the least blissful state you could possibly be in. Ignorance is the opposite of bliss.

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Topics: Logistics Technology

What Moves Your Freight? A Visual Guide to the Top 8 Trailer Types on the Market

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Jan 25, 2019 7:55:00 AM
What Moves Your Freight

Any shipping manager will tell you that no two shipments are alike. 

A shipment of bubble wrap will not be treated the same as a shipment of heavy construction equipment which in turn will not be treated the same as a shipment of cellphone parts. Nor should they be treated the same.

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Topics: Logistics Management

A Quick Guide to Freight Classifications and How to Use Them

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Jan 2, 2019 2:45:00 PM
A Quick Guide to Freight Classifications and how to use them

What Is Freight Class?

When determining the price necessary for shipping freight Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), all carriers abide by the standard Freight Classification System established by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and published by the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC).

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Topics: Logistics Management, Freight Rates

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