Lojistic Blog


The Ups and Downs of Carrier Fuel Surcharges

Changes are afoot once again with the FedEx and UPS fuel surcharges. On March 7th, the FedEx fuel surcharge for Air and International will be 0% (yes, you read that right!) and Ground will decrease from 3.75% to 3.25%. On that same day, the UPS fuel surcharge for Air and International will go from 3.0% t...

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How Some Companies Get Free Superbowl Advertising

As CEO of a logistics agency (Lojistic) I am continually looking for new, unique, creative, and exciting ways to communicate the “sexy” factor of our brand and the solutions we offer. Not easy, given the palpable “un-sexiness” of the transportation and logistics industry. Nonetheless, we, just like virtually every business in existence, are strategical...

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Free Lunch? How About A Free Parcel Audit?!

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such thing as a free parcel audit; and chances are, you need one. Virtually every carrier invoice your company receives contains erroneous charges that should be refunded to you.  Most billing errors are the result of human error and oversight, which happens more often than you’d think. Mitigat...

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5 Things You Need To Look For In Your Parcel Bill

If you’re starting to get the feeling that UPS and FedEx are taking on the personalities of the Airlines and are charging fee after fee on top of the actual shipping charges, you’re right! Anyone who ships frequently with UPS or FedEx already knows how difficult it is to make sense of the carrier invoices. Often, companies who ship more than just a few shipments each week find it nearly imposs...

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Applying Newton’s Laws to Parcel Negotiations

As any high school science student can attest, in addition to explaining why apples fall out of trees, Sir Isaac Newton proposed three universal laws of motion. Someone with more abbreviations after his/her name can do them more justice to them than I, but here is a quick, although less than eloquent, summation: 1 - An object in motion will keep going like the Energizer Bunny unless its...

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