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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: Domestic, Less-Than-Truckload

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, Seasonal Freight, Less-Than-Truckload, 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, Seasonal Freight, Less-Than-Truckload

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, Less-Than-Truckload

[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, Less-Than-Truckload, 3pl

Freight Classification & NMFC Rules

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 16, 2017 4:35:31 PM

Regardless of how much industry experience you have, determining freight classification and staying in line with the National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s (NMFTA) rules, can be frustrating, especially if you get it wrong. However, determining your shipment’s freight class is a critical step to effectively managing your supply chain. Not only does class determine your hard cost, but it’s also a vital factor when it comes to dealing with possible claims or disputes. 

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Topics: Freight, NMFC, Domestic, Less-Than-Truckload, 3pl