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Optimized Shipping 101: Guide to Making the Best Shipping Decisions

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Volume and Truckload? Our new infographic can help! Learn the different modes of shipping to choose what fits your shipment best!

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Topics: time sensitive, ltl, infographics, Truckload

Inbound Shipping 101: The Secret to Saving Money

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 2:00:00 AM

The transportation experts at GTS have compiled their tips to help you. By implementing a thorough inbound shipping program, you can save yourself time and money. For more in depth inbound shipping tips, download our ebook, Inbound Shipping 101: The Secret to Saving Money.

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Topics: Inbound Shipping, infographics

The 5-Step Inbound Freight Journey [Infographic]

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 31, 2017 9:43:50 AM

Throughout our blog series on inbound shipping, we've tried our best to explain best practices, common mistakes, and ways to save money. We even published a free, introductory ebook!

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Topics: Inbound Shipping, infographics

[Infographic] 3 Reasons Why the Freight Invoice Doesn't Match the Quote

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:35:34 PM

Have you ever sent a shipment that ended up having a much higher fee than what you expected from the quote? Here's a quick guide to why this happens, and how you can prevent inaccurate quoting in the future:

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Topics: Freight, infographics

Important Shipping Update: NMFC Rule #680

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:34:05 PM

The NMFC recently implemented Rule #680, which states that the product MUST occupy at least 65% of the skid space. Below is a document we created to better explain the rule and what it means for your shipments:

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Topics: Freight, Logistics, infographics

Big Data In the Supply Chain [Infographic]

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:08:58 PM

How does big data affect the supply chain? Management executives believe that it will have a significant impact on their companies' performance. Check out this infographic from Supply Chain Movement for more big data predictions:

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Topics: infographics

How to Avoid Overpaying with Dimensional Weight Pricing

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 27, 2017 3:05:43 PM

On January 1, 2015, Dimensional Weight Pricing (DIM Weight) was applied to all ground shipments smaller than three cubic feet by the major small package carriers as well as some LTL carriers. With the new pricing matrix, you are charged for the volume and weight of your package, rather than the weight and distance. This means that packages with filler and empty space will cost you more to ship.

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Topics: ltl, infographics

Best Practices: Freight Claims

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 27, 2017 12:17:49 PM

Freight claims can be a frustrating part of shipping, but solid receiving practices can help organize the process and lead to a successful outcome.

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Topics: Inbound Shipping, infographics

Top Freight Packaging Tips [Infographic]

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 24, 2017 5:58:13 PM

How well does your shipment packaging measure up to carriers' stringent standards? GTS recommends shippers practice these top 7 packaging tips to ensure safe and damage free delivery of their product.

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Topics: Freight, Domestic Freight Management, infographics