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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

This holiday poem, that includes shippers, carriers and us, will get you in the mood for Christmas!Christmas Poem_1200px

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Topics: Holidays

1 Ultimate Guide to Truckload Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

1 ultimate guide to truckload shipping

The logistics of shipping can be difficult to plan and manage. Full Truckload shipping can be especially challenging. Unlike Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping, FTL shipping requires you to consider factors such as weight, space, transit times, and the possible need for specialized equipment.

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

2 Tech Trends Changing the Future of Shipping Logistics

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

2 technological trends changing the future of logisticsTechnological developments are shaping the way shipping logistics professionals manage daily business processes. From real-time tracking to reducing costs, the industry is rapidly gravitating toward innovative tools that help its people accomplish more with less.

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Topics: Technology, Holidays

3 Big Considerations for FTL & LTL Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

3 big considerations for FTL & LTL shippingThe last few months has been a year of unprecedented change in the freight market. Rates are high and continue to rise. The driver shortage is climbing above 50,000 and threatening to hit 100,000 by 2021. And if natural disasters aren’t tightening capacity, then a booming economy is. Here at Opus9, we believe that a shipper’s best defense is to partner with a 3PL whose expertise and knowledge of the industry can mitigate some of these real challenges.

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

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, LTL, 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: LTL, 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, LTL, 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: LTL, Less Than Truckload, Holidays

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