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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

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

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

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, LTL, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Drayage, Technology

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, LTL, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Drayage, Technology, Holidays

Everything You Need To Know About LTL Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Jun 13, 2019

“Less than truckload” shipping is often shortened to LTL shipping. This type of freight shipping method involves packing small parcels into pallets and transporting them on a trailer, with the shipper paying for the amount of space their product takes up and the distance it travels. Many industries ship their products with LTL freight shipping, and many factors can influence the shipping rates for LTL freight. LTL shipping has a seasonal increase in demand, but due to a number of factors that demand is expected to continue rising.

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Topics: LTL, Less Than Truckload

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