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Jun 13

2011

Parcel Auditing Can Provide Visibility Over Small Parcel Carriers

Posted: Jun 13, 2011

If your company ships a significant amount of small parcel packages, it is a good idea to utilize excellent shipping distribution visibility tools. Ideally, that means real-time shipment status, as well as having location and delivery time information available to customers, suppliers and third-party logistics providers. Some parcel au...

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Jun 08

2011

Improving Package Security can Lower Freight Costs

Posted: Jun 08, 2011

To protect your packages, you have a variety of tactics and seal options to choose from. Yes, freight costs have gone up, but you shouldn't scrimp on package security. For starters, you need to establish just how vulnerable your carrier has been to theft. That means taking a close look at the carriers' t...

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Jun 03

2011

FedEx and UPS Discounts: Negotiate Accessorial Fee Waivers

Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Accessorial fees refer to shipping costs that are additional to the base transportation charge. These charges seem to go up every year with new ones being added constantly. Recent fuel service charges for FedEx and UPS recently shot up a "wallet- emptying" 25 percent. Accessorial surcharges for extra, supplemental or special services can easily account for up to 40 percent of your overall frei...

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May 29

2011

A Parcel Audit Can Reveal the Costs of a Late Package Delivery

Posted: May 29, 2011

Determining the actual cost of a package not delivered on time can get pretty complicated, since there are so many aspects to this "failure in service." A parcel audit using an experienced parcel auditor can help identify some of these costs. A parcel auditor can help recover the economic loss of a late package. A parcel audit will...

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May 24

2011

FedEx and UPS Discounts: Small Parcel Weight and Zone Incentives

Posted: May 24, 2011

Every January UPS and FedEx tariff rates change. When comparing FedEx vs UPS rates, one has to consider contracted incentives relative to the carrier’s annual price increase. Your contract incentives will more than likely carry over from one year to the next; however, the incentives will now be ap...

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