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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, Seasonal Freight, ltl, Technology

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: Domestic Freight Management, Technology, Case Studies

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, Domestic Freight Management, ltl

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: Domestic Freight Management, Technology

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: Domestic Freight Management, Vendor Inbound Management

[eBook] NMFC Changes - August 2017

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 22, 2017 12:39:52 PM

Determining the correct NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) is critical to successfull shipping and controlling costs. The NMFC is used by carriers to categorize and identify freight to provide a rate to shippers. Are you aware of the upcoming NMFC changes which will take place in August? 

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Topics: NMFC, Domestic Freight Management, ltl, 3pl

10 Benefits to Centralizing Your Logistics Management

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 20, 2017 9:17:28 AM

Centralizing the management of logistics activities can produce a number of benefits for shippers. With a dedicated team to manage logistics activities, shippers will save time and money due to the increased control, improved transparency and streamlined processes. Below are 10 reasons why shippers should consider the centralization of logistics management. 

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Topics: Freight, Domestic Freight Management

Inbound Shipping 101 eBook

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 16, 2017 11:44:55 AM

Do you have a firm control over inbound shipping costs? A thorough inbound shipping program can help you improve your supply chain visibility to ensure cost-effective shipping decisions are made.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Logistics Best Practices, Vendor Inbound Management

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