The trucking industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that enables our economy to stay up and running. Without freight hauling services, businesses and households alike would be without everything from food to toilet paper. Yet most people don’t really understand just how massive this industry truly is. More importantly, big data is paramount to helping[…]
Improving your experience shipping freight starts with the right freight agent. By hiring an expert Landstar agent you will get a small business owner dedicated to your success as well as the resources and financial stability of an industry leader. Not only will you get great freight rates but you can save yourself plenty of[…]
The key to saving money when shipping freight begins with organization and preparation. By understanding what to expect when dealing with freight shipping, you are a step ahead of the process. Start with these steps for getting a load ready to ship, along with tips on how to reduce your shipping costs. The sooner you[…]
There are many factors which go into determining the freight rate for moving heavy equipment. Whether you are in construction, manufacturing, distribution, or agriculture, heavy equipment hauling can be a huge task to undertake. Transporting industrial-sized tractors, bulldozers, road-graders, and cranes requires the use of specialized trucking services. These services can come with higher than[…]
For several years now the trucking industry has been forced to cope with widespread issues. Fuel prices rising, a lack of qualified drivers, and federal regulations including the Electronic Logging Mandate have stifled profits. Trucking companies of all sizes want to reduce the volatility of the trucking market so they have more control over their[…]
When researching freight rates, your mission is to get the best rate possible for your shipping needs. One way to do this is to understand what goes into shipping rates. Consider the different variables that affect rates and how these relate to your shipments.
Technology is dramatically changing the way the trucking industry operates. From tracking freight to managing hours of service, technology plays some role in every haul that is transported these days. As a freight shipper, trucking tech directly affects the way you manage your shipping needs. One great example of an industry-transforming trucking technology is the use of[…]