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How Can I Reduce My Shipping Costs?

The largest general rate increase (GRI) for carriers is taking effect December 2022 - January 2023 across the country. This...

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How Can I Reduce My Shipping Costs?

UPS Announces 6.9% General Rate Increase for 2023

Following the announcement of its main competitor, FedEx, UPS announces that it will also be increasing its rates by 6.9%. The...

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UPS Announces 6.9% General Rate Increase for 2023

UPS Shipping Rates

Shipping rates can be a bit confusing. There are so many different services, variables, and factors that affect how much it costs...

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UPS Shipping Rates

Carrier Management | Best Practices

Carrier management, an extension of transportation management systems (TMS), is designed to give shippers significant advantages...

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Carrier Management | Best Practices

How to Approach Rate Negotiation in Logistics

Negotiating rates with carriers is something shippers know all too well. Even with a great relationship, it’s business. The...

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How to Approach Rate Negotiation in Logistics

Contract Carrier Companies | Contract Carrier vs Common Carrier

Contract carrier companies are shipping carriers that work with customers to move goods or people between locations under the...

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Contract Carrier Companies | Contract Carrier vs Common Carrier

What is a Contract Carrier Agreement | Definition

A contract carrier agreement is a legally binding document between a carrier (like UPS or FedEx) and a customer detailing terms...

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What is a Contract Carrier Agreement | Definition

FedEx Commercial Invoice Instructions

With staggering shipping prices, investigating cost-saving measures becomes a necessity rather than just good business practice....

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FedEx Commercial Invoice Instructions

Shipping Charge Correction UPS

Have you ever been surprised by the bill from UPS? Are you paying more than it seemed like you would when you signed your...

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Shipping Charge Correction UPS

UPS Over Maximum Limits Charge

The UPS over maximum limits charge is a hefty fee you are charged when your package is larger than what UPS allows for parcels....

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UPS Over Maximum Limits Charge

UPS Audit Fee

When you look at your UPS bill for shipment, it can sometimes be difficult to tell what all the charges are for. It seems as...

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UPS Audit Fee

How Do You Optimize Logistics Cost?

For businesses operating anywhere along the supply chain, minimizing costs is essential to maintaining profitability. Yet...

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How Do You Optimize Logistics Cost?

Why Is UPS Charging a Surcharge?

Shipping can be expensive, especially when parcels are consistently being sent out your doors. On top of that, UPS surcharges can...

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Why Is UPS Charging a Surcharge?

UPS Audited Dimensions

Shipping is getting more expensive as gas prices consistently fluctuate and limited cargo space fills up with packages of all...

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UPS Audited Dimensions

How Do You Optimize Logistics?

In today's fast-paced business world, new techniques and methods for supporting management systems in all sorts of businesses are...

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How Do You Optimize Logistics?

Small Parcel Negotiation

If you ship in any capacity, you have dealt with shipping contracts through a variety of carriers. This means you understand the...

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Small Parcel Negotiation

How Do You Optimize Transportation Costs?

In the modern age, the fees associated with shipping can make even the most seasoned business owners’ heads spin. One shipping...

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How Do You Optimize Transportation Costs?
How Do You Optimize Transportation

How Do You Optimize Transportation?

If you’re a high volume parcel shipper, you probably have complicated relationships with UPS and FedEx. On one hand, your...

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How Do You Optimize Transportation?
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