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LTL Shipping: Lift Gate Service

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Lift Gate Service Lift gate service is extremely useful for shippers that do not have a traditional loading doc or forklift needed to get their LTL freight into trailer. While this service is very useful, it is not without limitations. Read this article to learn things you should consider when selecting a lift gate service.…
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LTL Shipping: Limited Access Overview

Limited access or non-Commercial service is applied when the location you are shipping from or to has some kind of restriction. This service option can be tricky because there are a lot of variations. In this article we cover the various things you should be aware of when requesting a non-commercial shipment to your LTL…
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Top 5 Reasons to Become a GLOBALTRANZ Agent.

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Hello! My name is Dave Stevens and I became a Globaltranz Agent 7 years ago and I can honestly tell you it was the best career move I have ever made. If you are a logistics professional considering a career change I would highly recommend considering the Globaltranz Agency program. There are multiple paths to…
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Tips for Staying Secure When Working Remotely

Keeping our devices, our data, and our network safe and secure is more important than ever. Here are some tips to help you stay secure when working remotely. For most workers, when you’re in the office there are systems and software in place to secure our work and while some of those systems continue to work just as effectively…
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Mitigating your LTL Freight Claim

At BAM Freight we see our carriers as partners and not just vendors. The fact is they have made significant investments in trucks, trailers, systems and personnel that make it possible for us to get our goods to market. We find that carriers are not void of their responsibility to pay for damages but do…
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Truckload Update Summer 2017

Load to truck ratios have significant impact to higher carrier costs and often play a role in limited capacity in major markets. Load to Truck Ratios Spiking During Produce & Seasonality Shift Beginning in June, the truckload national average for load to truck ratio for dry van is 5:1, while flatbed is as high as…
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What is a Full Truckload Shipment?

The simplest explanation of a full truckload shipment is a shipment where you pay for all of the visible loading space on a trailer.  The solution however can vary depending on the cargo, equipment, and person you are talking to.  For shippers these nuances can be a little confusing at times. In this article we…
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Saving Money with Partial Truckloads

A partial truckload can save you money vs traditional LTL Shipping or full truckload. This solution is offered in the truckload spot market and competes with common carrier Volume LTL shipping. It’s best for shipments between 12 linear feet and 26 linear feet and under 23,000 lbs that are not time sensitive. Partial truckloads are…
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What are the different types of LTL carriers?

In the LTL freight world there are different kinds of carriers. Often these carriers will look the same. In general they all provide the same type of transportation but can be categorized based on the area they serve or the way they move your freight. A smart shipper is aware of the nuances and uses…
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3 Benefits of LTL Shipping

LTL freight shipping is the most common form of freight shipping in the US. LTL shipments, generally speaking, are between 150 lbs and 10,000 lbs and under 12 linear feet. There are many options for shippers to move there freight. The decision of which way to go can depend on a number of factors. To…
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