Categories for Freight Transportation

Freight Transportation Costs and Packaging

April 11, 2019

Transportation costs can make up 60 percent of the cost of your supply chain. Many shippers wonder why carriers are so expensive, and think the cost of transportation is out of their hands. However, there are several things that shippers can do before their products are loaded that can not only cut costs, but reduce the risks involved with shipping products, like damaged goods. You may not realize these mistakes you’re making that lead to increased costs in freight transportation in Denver, CO. Overpackaging You want to keep your goods safe, of course. However, this protection-minded strategy can lead to... View Article

Is There a Need for a National Truck Speed Limit?

September 25, 2018

Several times now, the American Trucking Association (ATA) has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to require large trucks to have electronic speed limiters installed onboard. Limiters would mean large trucks could not go any faster than 65 mph. But is there a need for a national speed limit for large trucks? How are speed limits set now? Let’s take a look at some facts about freight transport in Denver, CO. States set speed limits Each state has its own speed limit laws for large trucks, which are set by either the state, individual counties or a group of local... View Article

Check Your Smartphone for Truck Stop Parking Availability!

July 25, 2018

When truckers are hired for freight transportation or other driving duties, they often encounter a common problem: parking. Few things are more frustrating than pulling into a truck stop and discovering there is no space for the rig. Fortunately, modern technology may make this scenario avoidable. For trucking companies, smartphone usage can save time and prevent frustrations. Truck stops and app developers are working on solutions. Here’s the scoop. Current Apps Sensors: At some locations, owners are testing sensors that will report parking availability. The high-tech sensors keep the database of parking spaces updated based on whether or not they... View Article

Five Things to Know About Oversized Loads

June 13, 2018

Oversized and wide loads in the United States have some specific shipping regulations that companies must comply with for safety purposes. In America, a wide or oversized load is any vehicle and/or load that measures wider than 8’6” (2.59 m). Every state has slightly different requirements for oversized shipments, so you should also be familiar with the requirements for your particular state. Here are five key tips you should keep in mind when preparing an oversized load for freight transportation in Aurora, CO. Know what is and isn’t legal for flatbed loads The legal limits for flatbed shipments are pretty... View Article

LTL vs. FTL Shipping: Info About Methods of Freight Transportation in Aurora, CO

April 12, 2018

If you regularly ship freight across the country with your business, you are probably always on the lookout for services that can guarantee timely delivery in a safe, cost-effective manner. There are several different methods of shipping cargo, the most common of which are full truckload (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) shipping. Which one you choose depends on the size of your shipment, your budget, how quickly you need it delivered and the kind of freight you’re shipping. Here are some of the pros and cons of each to help you choose which method of freight transportation in Aurora,... View Article

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