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Why Delivery Guarantees, Not Service Levels, Matter Most

When booking a shipment, it makes sense to assume that two-day air would be the best choice to get a package where you need it in two days. And the carriers are probably happy that overnight air would be your first choice! But, depending on what zone you’re shipping to/from, other, cheaper options may be available to get your shipment where you need it, when you ne...

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Is The "Annual" Rate Increase A Thing Of The Past?

Forget limiting rate increases to occur on an annual basis.  Apparently when you’re UPS and FedEx, you can decide to make adjustments or, more accurately, increases throughout the course of the year...on top of the annual increase. This year, in particular, we saw both carriers change their fuel surcharge indices twice—...

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6 Best Practices To Prevent Shipping Costs From Eroding Your Margins

Over the past decade, UPS & FedEx have increased their Ground tariff rates 54.9% and their Air tariffs 61.8-66.1%. Those aren’t exactly small numbers. Adding insult to injury, these figures do not include the infamous Dimensional Weight pricing changes of 2011 and 2015… ouch! With the 2016 General Rate Increase right around the corner, equip yourself with these best practices to help mitig...

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FedEx Announces 2016 General Rate Increase

On Wednesday, September 16, FedEx announced its annual general rate increase (GRI). Effective January 4, 2016, rates will be impacted as follows: FedEx Express will see a 4.9% average increase for US domestic, export, and import services FedEX Ground and H...

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Freight Audit Services: Learning About Standard Carrier Alpha Codes

The transportation industry devised the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) system to help identify competing companies. Each SCAC identification code ranges between 2 and 4 alphabetical characters long. During the 1960s, The National Motor Freight Traffic Association developed the SCAC system in order to help convert their paper-based documents into computerized records. Freight carriers must use ...

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