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Knowledge Is Power: Begin Tackling The LTL Over Dimensional (OD) Rules Puzzle!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As the capacity crunch continues, freight demand levels are at an all-time high. LTL carriers are now charging an Over Dimensional fee when a shipment contains an article that is eight or more feet in length. With some carriers, this charge will also be applied if an article is both six or more feet in length and six or more feet in width.

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Topics: ltl, Domestic Freight Management

North American Trucking, Drayage and Intermodal Update

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 28, 2018 4:58:07 PM

Continued acceleration of the domestic freight market has been a common topic in our CLIFF NOTES weekly e-newsletter and the outlook for the freight industry shows no sign of slowing. 

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management

Analysis: What to Expect in the 2018 Freight Market

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 19, 2017 3:00:17 PM

As 2017 closes and another New Year approaches, our team has worked to compile a list of things shippers should be planning for in 2018. 

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, International Freight Forwarding, Retail Consolidation

A Shipper's Guide to Time Critical LTL Holiday Freight

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 6, 2017 10:32:24 AM

Shipping freight that requires time definite arrival during the holidays can be challenging. However, with an optimum combination of knowledge and technology, managing last minute holiday shipments can be less stressful. To help you ship with intelligence this holiday season, below are three of the top points to know when planning your time critical shipments.    

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Technology, Seasonal Freight, ltl

Protect From Freeze: What LTL Shippers Should Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 17, 2017 12:07:27 PM

Harsh winter weather is just around the corner. To help you prepare your LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipments for winter shipping success, our Domestic Freight Management team is here to help. So what is protect from freeze, how much does it typically cost and what proactive steps can shippers take to maximize the investment? 

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Seasonal Freight, ltl

Domestic Freight Transportation Today: A Shipper's Guide to the Market

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The transportation market is constantly changing. In the first nine months of 2017, the logistics industry has already undergone a number of changes including various NMFC shifts, ongoing carrier mergers and extremely severe weather. Additionally, the ELD (Electronic Logging Device Mandate), an industry wide regulatory change, will take effect at the end of this year and is expected to create further supply chain impacts. 

Collectively, these factors have created what is known as a ‘carrier’s market.’ This is expected to persist over the coming months and possibly well into 2019. So how can businesses make smart shipping decisions? 

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management

Case Study: How True Partnership Can Drive Savings Beyond Shipping Costs

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 15, 2017 9:01:33 AM

How can a strong logistics partner help drive cost savings and overall supply chain improvements? Through an optimal combination of people and technology. While people and technology alone can produce improvements, a strategy that combines the two allows companies to manage complex logistics networks with skill, insight and expertise. 

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Topics: Case Studies, Domestic Freight Management, Technology

How the August NMFC Changes Could Impact Shipping Rates

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 10, 2017 9:28:14 AM

As a follow up to our August NMFC Changes eBook, there are some major changes that went into effect on August 5 which shippers should be aware of. One of the most substantial changes is the transition from a 9-tier to an 11-tier density breakdown. Depending on the density of the shipment, the freight class could change due to the new density subclassification thresholds. 

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Topics: NMFC, ltl, Domestic Freight Management

Countdown to ELD Implementation: 3 Things Shippers Need to Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 18, 2017 8:01:00 AM

It’s been more than two years in the making and now there are only six months until the federal electronic logging mandate (ELD) will take full effect. As the compliance deadline continues to approach, below are some insights into the most common questions from shippers: 

“What EXACTLY is ELD?”

“What does this mean for my business and for the industry as a whole?”

“What options are there to help us prepare and be proactive?” 

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Topics: Technology, Domestic Freight Management

3 Tips to Reduce Inbound Logistics Costs

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 11, 2017 5:46:16 PM

When it comes to managing shipping costs, organizations tend to over-look the inbound supply chain. Effectively controlling and managing inbound freight can be a difficult process without a solid structure to hold vendors accountable. Below are our top three tips to help reduce inbound logistics costs. 

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Topics: Vendor Inbound Management, Domestic Freight Management

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