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4 Benefits in Leveraging Technology to Optimize Truckload Shipments

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

4 benefits in leveraging technology to optimize Truckload shipmentsThe freight market is volatile by nature, but more so now than ever. After all, capacity is tight and all evidence points to an ever-increasing crunch. A whopping 50,000 shortage of drivers could well exceed 100,000 by 2021 due to an aging driver population, long, lonely hours on the road, and pay that isn’t commensurate with a demanding lifestyle. Couple this with a strong US economy expecting more growth, and you have a recipe for disruption.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Flatbed, Holidays

5 Benefits of Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

5 benefits of supply chain visibilityWe, at Opus9, take supply chain visibility seriously. That’s why when businesses book their freight with us, they can expect to get free GPS tracking on all shipments.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Technology, Holidays

6 Tips for Selecting the Best Drayage Partner

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

Drayage is a transportation method that helps get freight from a sea or airport to a local warehouse and vice versa. It is commonly used in overseas shipping. Due to increasing competitive demands to cut costs and delivery items quickly, selecting the best drayage partner is a standard go-to for logistics professional shipping items by air or sea.

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Topics: Drayage, Holidays

7 Factors That Determine Less Than Truckload (LTL) Rates

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

Anyone who ships within the continental United States has likely heard of less than truckload (LTL) shipping. LTL shipping is a freight class that falls somewhere between full truckload (FTL) and small package. It is a shipping solution that addresses that awkward, in-between stage of shipping where there is a load that is too much or too little for other commonly used classes.

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Topics: Less Than Truckload, Holidays

8 Ways To Cut Shipping Costs

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

Shipping is one of those expenses that can creep up when you’re not expecting it. After all, these costs tend come is smaller increments, rather than huge predictable chunks. So it can be easy for business owners to either underestimate these logistical costs, or possibly overlook them entirely, that is, until they’re coming in over budget far too regularly. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to cut shipping costs significantly.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed

9 Ways to Properly Pack Your Freight

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

9 ways to properly pack your freightTransportation logistics companies understand that it is critical to secure the pallets on their shipments. Properly packing and palletizing your freight protects loads from damage or spoilage before, during, and after the loading, transportation, and unloading processes.

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Topics: Less Than Truckload, Holidays

10 Cool Features Opus9 Has To Offer

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

10 cool features Opus9 has to offer

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Opus9 as your number one shipping platform. With our streamlined, efficient system, we have made shipping anything as easy as 1, 2, 3! No more shipping delays or lost shipments.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Drayage, Technology

11 Best Practices for Refrigerated Freight

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

11 best practices for refrigerated freightSince September 2018, transportation shipping companies that deliver food items meant for animal or human consumption must comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food transportation rules reform. The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule expands upon the foundation set by the Food Safety Modernization Act established in 2011.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Holidays

12 ways Opus9 simplifies shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

12 ways Opus9 simplifies shippingOpus9 is a digital freight broker that simplifies the shipping process. From getting your freight quote to making your payment, we provide our customers a stress-free solution for any shipping assignment.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Drayage, Technology, Holidays

Christmas By The Numbers

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

The festive season is an incredibly busy time for retailers and suppliers. The demand for goods increases around Halloween and this high demand stays until New Year's Eve. During this time, other unofficial days, such as Cyber Monday, and Black Friday add more burden to the suppliers to deliver goods on time.

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Topics: Holidays