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Oct 11

2013

FedEx 2014 Rate Hikes

Posted: Oct 11, 2013

In advance of the 2014 General Price Increase, FedEx Express has announced a 3.9% average increase for US Domestic, US Export and US Import services, effective January 6, 2014.  The FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Smartpost increase will be announced in 4th quarter of this year.  FedEx Freight has already imposed a 4.5% general rate increase, which took effect July 1, 2...

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Sep 09

2013

Freight Trade and Shipping History

Posted: Sep 09, 2013

The act of trading, or bartering, involves exchanging one thing for another. For instance, one person may trade a treasured baseball card in his collection for one he likes even more. The people in a bartering transaction must be satisfied with what they will receive in return for what they give. Trading and bartering can be traced back to ancient societies. For example, in ancient China...

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Jul 05

2013

How to Ship Domestic and International Parcels Faster

Posted: Jul 05, 2013

Fast shipping is one of the keys to making a logistics organization successful. Speed often translates directly into savings, as long as the work is undertaken with due efficiency. Of course, if there were “secrets” to fast shipping, then everyone would know them by now. However, there are certain due diligence steps that you can take to expedite your parcel ship...

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Jul 01

2013

What Does a Freight Broker Do When a Truck Doesn't Show as Promised?

Posted: Jul 01, 2013

Hopefully, you’ll never have to worry about what to do when a truck doesn’t show as planned. However, this is part of business, and any freight agent or freight shipper should be prepared for this eventuality while dealing with the demands of freight shipping. Human error can result in trucks arriving late or not at all. Although we must hope the situation is a s...

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Jun 21

2013

What is the Job Outlook for Freight Agents Since the Recession?

Posted: Jun 21, 2013

If you have been thinking about becoming a freight agent or a freight broker agent, you may be wondering how freight agent jobs have been doing since the recession. Luckily, logistics is very much a recession-proof industry: Although logistics activity can be dampened in certain areas and at certain times, there will always be a need to move goods from one place to a...

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