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5 Reasons Your Freight Rate Might Change

5 Reasons Your Freight Rate Might Change

When you call up a broker or receive a completed RFP, one of the biggest factors in choosing a 3PL for your freight is price. But what exactly influences the price of a freight quote? Many new freight shippers are surprised by how widely their quotes can vary from ... read more

5 Questions and Answers About Heavy Haul and Oversized Freight

5 Questions and Answers About Heavy Haul and Oversized Freight

What makes a shipment heavy haul or oversized?

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How to Pick the Perfect Shipping Broker

How to Pick the Perfect Shipping Broker

There are 16,000 brokers in the United States. Both new and experienced shippers often wade into the sea of brokers and are immediately overwhelmed by the sheer quantity to choose from. Since every broker seemingly does the same thing—find you a truck for your ... read more

Beyond Truckload: Why Mode Selection is So Important

Beyond Truckload: Why Mode Selection is So Important

When it comes to transporting your freight, the instinct might be to call your broker and ask for a truck. But there are other options that can lower your freight spend, improve your customer service levels, or reduce your inventory holding costs.

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Meet a Striver: Carrier Ops

Meet a Striver: Carrier Ops

Strive is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds that share a common goal - to deliver our customer's business. Join us as we sit down with Andrew, a Carrier Operations ... read more

Are You a Good Candidate to Use Roll-up Trailers?

Are You a Good Candidate to Use Roll-up Trailers?

A 53’ swing door is the standard trailer used in deliveries to retailers today. But shippers that use roll-up trailers can save 20%–40% per shipment because of the large percentage of roll-up door trucks that deadhead home after deliveries.

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How a 3PL Can Help You Make Sure Your Freight Rate is Fair

How a 3PL Can Help You Make Sure Your Freight Rate is Fair

For shippers working with a broker or 3PL provider, getting a fair rate is a top priority. The problem is, how do you know the rate you’re given is in tune with current market prices?

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Is Your Broker Guesstimating Your Freight Quotes?

Is Your Broker Guesstimating Your Freight Quotes?

When you partner with a broker, you choose one that you believe is getting the best rate for your shipment. But how do brokers come up with a freight rate in the first place? It usually happens one of three ways.

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Meet a Striver: Risk, Claims, and OS&D Manager

Meet a Striver: Risk, Claims, and OS&D Manager

Strive is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds that share a common goal - to deliver our customer's business. 

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4 Reasons to Outsource Freight Management for a Better Bottom Line

4 Reasons to Outsource Freight Management for a Better Bottom Line

Many companies underestimate the benefits of outsourcing non-core processes and go it alone when it comes to freight management. Most don’t realize that they can outsource repetitive tasks or believe they can do a better job in-house.

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