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NMFC Changes Effective April 27, 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 4, 2019 2:21:29 PM

Supplement 1 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board has been posted. This notice lists various changes to NMFCs and packaging rules that will go into effect on April 27, 2019.

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Topics: NMFC, Domestic Freight Management

Five Heavy Haul Questions & Answers From Our Specialized Transportation Team

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2019 9:40:01 AM

Ascent Global Logistics’ heavy haul team, Ascent Specialized, was recently recognized by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) as an industry leader. Our heavy haul team member, Travis Lewellyn, was selected as one of fifteen up-and-coming global leaders that were invited to attend the 2019 Leadership Forum. This event was held in conjunction with the Specialized Transportation Symposium in Houston, Texas.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Specialized Freight, Heavy Haul

How To Address Your Supply Chain Complexities In 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 15, 2019 6:01:22 PM

Now that 2019 is underway and our clients are actively planning for the rest of the year, industry experts predict that demand for industrial technology and manufacturing will continue to grow. Therefore, now is the time for manufacturers of industrial goods to make sure they have complete visibility and control over all aspects of their supply chains. Companies will need a partner to provide them with the right mixture of technology and personalized service through all aspects of their logistics needs.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Transportation Management System

IMPORTANT: New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 12, 2019 12:04:09 PM

New England Motor Freight (NEMF) announced on February 11, 2019 that it voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark. For more information, click here to read the official press release from NEMF.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Carriers

Your Complete Guide To Cargo Insurance

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 31, 2019 4:53:41 PM

Cargo insurance is one of the most proactive steps companies can take to protect their supply chain. Insurance safeguards shippers' financial investments during domestic and international transit, when product is the most vulnerable. While in transit, cargo is susceptible to natural disasters, severe weather, theft, pilferage, damage, fire and other challenges.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Cargo Insurance

Power Your Driving Career by Partnering with Ascent Power

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 31, 2019 11:59:23 AM

Attention Drivers along the East Coast! Our Ascent Power team is searching for safety-first drivers to help us continue delivering exceptionally reliable asset-backed refrigerated transportation solutions East of the Rockies.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management

Improve Your Odds At Winning the Promotional Product Shipping Game

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 20, 2018 1:52:23 PM

In a time where domestic shippers face capacity issues and driver shortages, it is important that you re-evaluate your promotional product shipment strategy. Fortunately, the shipping experts at Ascent Global Logistics have the tools and knowledge to help you beat the odds and overcome your promotional product shipping challenges.

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Topics: Shipping 101, Domestic Freight Management

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: Domestic Freight Management, ltl

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. 

Looking back at 2017, the freight market continued to recover and pick up speed from the 2015 freight recession.  The improving economy and on-going driver shortage combined with natural disasters and regulatory changes were some of the largest driving forces for the market changes.  Ocean carrier consolidation continued and attention turned to the hot topic of free trade as well as the trade imbalance.  As far as big-box retail logistics, the world's powerhouse brands continued to place more emphasis on delivery compliance by shortening must-arrive by dates and holding suppliers accountable financially. 
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Topics: Retail Consolidation, Domestic Freight Management, International Freight Forwarding

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