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Best Shipping Methods for the Holiday Season

Best Shipping Methods for the Holiday Season

In many areas of life, preparation is key — an idea that certainly applies to the best shipping during peak seasons, especially the ... read more

Freight Shipment COD versus Freight Collect

Freight Shipment COD versus Freight Collect

In the freight shipping world, the terms “COD” and “Collect” sound pretty interchangeable, right? However, there are crucial ... read more

What is Freight Allowance?

What is Freight Allowance?

Precisely what is “freight allowance” and how does it apply to freight shipping? It’s a question that arises fairly infrequently, read more

Domestic Freight Shipping 101

Domestic Freight Shipping 101

Over the last several years, the freight industry has seen steady and impressive growth. Freight tonnage in the U.S. is poised to grow ... read more

What’s in a Freight Shipping Quote Anyway?

What’s in a Freight Shipping Quote Anyway?

 What’s a Freight Shipping Quote?  We get a fair amount of questions from new customers around freight shipping quotes. A shipping ... read more

Which Freight Shipping Method Offers the Best Value?

Which Freight Shipping Method Offers the Best Value?

Your business has its own unique needs. Therefore, it’s important to select the shipping solution to help it meet (or even exceed) its ... read more

Benefits of Integrating Warehousing and Transportation Services with a 3PL

Benefits of Integrating Warehousing and Transportation Services with a 3PL

Integrating Warehousing and Transportation There’s a lot to be said for specialization and focus, especially as it relates to ... read more

FOB Freight – What Does it Mean?

FOB Freight – What Does it Mean?

Domestic freight shipment is full of industry acronyms. “FOB” or Freight on Board is one of the more common we’re asked to ... read more

Distribution Network Design Considerations for the SMB Market

Distribution Network Design Considerations for the SMB Market

Eventually, small and medium-sized companies will grow to a point where it makes sense to look at their distribution network design and read more

What You Probably Didn’t Know About LTL Fuel Surcharges

What You Probably Didn’t Know About LTL Fuel Surcharges

There’s probably not a transportation, shipping, or supply chain manager working today that hasn’t been frustrated at one time or ... read more

Understanding the Difference Between 3PL and 4PL

Understanding the Difference Between 3PL and 4PL

While there is some overlap in functionality between a third-party logistics (3PL) and a fourth-party logistics (4PL) model, there are ... read more

Common Issues a Cloud-Based TMS Helps Solve

Common Issues a Cloud-Based TMS Helps Solve

Cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS) have become more common in the last few years. By the very nature of being hosted ... read more

Optimizing Outbound Freight Logistics

Optimizing Outbound Freight Logistics

While inbound logistics is focused on moving and storing incoming semi-finished or raw goods in warehouses—while ensuring you’re happy ... read more

Supply Chain Management Versus Logistics Management

Supply Chain Management Versus Logistics Management

High-performing supply chains lead to above-average growth. But what is the difference between supply chain management and logistics ... read more

Overcoming 4 Common Obstacles Logistics Managers Face

Overcoming 4 Common Obstacles Logistics Managers Face

One of the key ingredients in a healthy bottom line is a smooth logistics and supply chain process. Following is a discussion of four ... read more

What’s The Difference Between An LTL Carrier And A 3PL Provider?

What’s The Difference Between An LTL Carrier And A 3PL Provider?

The first step in determining the best shipping method for your freight is learning the difference between an LTL carrier and a 3PL. In read more

How Does A TMS Actually Save Money On LTL Shipments?

How Does A TMS Actually Save Money On LTL Shipments?

An automated Transportation Management System, or TMS, is a common tool used by traffic managers in logistics departments of larger ... read more

Top Transportation Logistics Risks A 3PL Can Help Mitigate

Top Transportation Logistics Risks A 3PL Can Help Mitigate

Numerous factors—including demand fluctuations and how much capacity is available—regularly affect the trucking industry, with ... read more

Benefits Of Working With An Asset-Based 3PL

Benefits Of Working With An Asset-Based 3PL

You’re leaning toward working with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for your supply chain transportation logistics needs. Now ... read more

Volume LTL Versus Partial Truckload

Volume LTL Versus Partial Truckload

They sound like the same thing, right? Both Partial Truckload and Volume Less Than Truckload (LTL) can apply to shipments that are ... read more

Partial Truckload – Filling The Gap Between LTL And FTL

Partial Truckload – Filling The Gap Between LTL And FTL

Partial truckload offers an option for that in-between size when your shipment is too big for less than truckload (LTL) yet won’t fill ... read more

April 2020 Spot Rates Lowest In 4 Years

April 2020 Spot Rates Lowest In 4 Years

Spot Rates were the lowest they’ve been since the manufacturing recession of 2016, but will they last? Trucking is a key indicator of ... read more

What Will The 2020 LTL Outlook Be Post-COVID-19?

What Will The 2020 LTL Outlook Be Post-COVID-19?

What will the forecast look like for transportation logistics and LTL shipping/carriers post-COVID-19? Keep reading to find out. The ... read more

Why Working With A 3PL During Times Of Volatility Makes A Ton Of Sense

Why Working With A 3PL During Times Of Volatility Makes A Ton Of Sense

Over the past two months, volatility erupted in the transportation market as supply chain and subsequent market rates were disrupted by read more

It’s Truckers vs. COVID-19 in the Race to Keep Supply Chains Running Smoothly

It’s Truckers vs. COVID-19 in the Race to Keep Supply Chains Running Smoothly

COVID-19 has changed the routines of truck drivers in a myriad of ways and will likely continue in the coming weeks and months.   ... read more

How Will COVID-19 Affect Spot Rates?

How Will COVID-19 Affect Spot Rates?

As more businesses close down completely, if temporarily, both shipment and delivery of goods are being strongly impacted by COVID-19 ... read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Logistics

The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Logistics

While the ultimate impact of COVID-19 on transportation logistics remains to be seen, our global supply chain–with its intricate and ... read more

Understanding the Different Types of 3PL’s

Understanding the Different Types of 3PL’s

Which Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Company Will Best Meet Your Company’s Needs?    A basic understanding of the different types of ... read more

What’s The Typical LTL Transit Time?

What’s The Typical LTL Transit Time?

For Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping, transit times are given in estimates. To keep freight shipments arriving on schedule it’s ... read more

When To Use Expedited LTL Shipping

When To Use Expedited LTL Shipping

There’s LTL shipping, and there’s expedited LTL shipping. Following are guidelines to help you determine when expediting is the best ... read more

Increased Visibility on LTL Through the Use of a TMS

Increased Visibility on LTL Through the Use of a TMS

In today’s technology-based, on-demand world, transparency and visibility into every aspect of the supply chain has become an ... read more

Understanding the Difference Between Spot and Contract Rates

Understanding the Difference Between Spot and Contract Rates

A new customer recently asked one of our sales people the difference between spot and contract rates. We thought it was a great ... read more

LTL Trends to Watch in 2020

LTL Trends to Watch in 2020

According to Mintel’s Consumer Trends 2030 report, in the next decade consumers will be increasingly interested in personalized ... read more

Advantages to Outsourcing Transportation Logistics to a 3PL

Advantages to Outsourcing Transportation Logistics to a 3PL

Logistics outsourcing is a tried-and-true method for growing your business because it can help lower your bottom line, increase ... read more

How eCommerce and Retail are Leveraging 3PL Services

How eCommerce and Retail are Leveraging 3PL Services

In today’s highly digital space, consumers are looking for quick at-home delivery. Retailers are highly incentivized to make this ... read more

Blended LTL and Parcel Shipping Services

Blended LTL and Parcel Shipping Services

Today’s shipping landscape looks a lot different than it did a decade ago, but many businesses are still using the same shipping ... read more

The Reality of LTL Shipping

The Reality of LTL Shipping

Ensuring LTL shipments arrive on time, undamaged, and to the right destination can be a challenge, especially when your expectations ... read more

When to Use Expedited LTL Shipping

When to Use Expedited LTL Shipping

As the holiday season gets into full swing, retailers may want to plan ahead for when things go awry. Lost shipments, late deliveries, ... read more

LTL Holiday Shipping Tips

LTL Holiday Shipping Tips

Consumers today are shopping more online than ever before, which means retailers are looking for ways to increase shipping quantity and read more

A Closer Look at Warehouse Logistics

A Closer Look at Warehouse Logistics

In articles past, we’ve talked about the difference between supply chain and logistics services. In this article, we’re going to ... read more

What 3PL Integration Can Mean in Savings for Your Business

What 3PL Integration Can Mean in Savings for Your Business

In recent years, more and more businesses have discovered the benefits of integrating with third-party logistics (3PL) providers. With ... read more

How Third Party Logistics Services Reduce Labor and Logistics Costs

How Third Party Logistics Services Reduce Labor and Logistics Costs

Transportation logistics, specifically freight shipping, is riddled with both hard and soft costs which all too often go unaccounted ... read more

Transportation Management Systems Keep LTL Freight Costs Competitive

Transportation Management Systems Keep LTL Freight Costs Competitive

Competition breeds excellence and drives business; it always has. So why, then,  do so many traffic managers keep using the same ... read more

Can LTL Shipping Offer Guaranteed Delivery?

Can LTL Shipping Offer Guaranteed Delivery?

Your Standard LTL Delivery is Late. Now what? Unfortunately, because a standard LTL delivery isn’t guaranteed to be delivered on a ... read more

A 3PL Can Streamline Your Supply Chain

A 3PL Can Streamline Your Supply Chain

A third party logistics (3PL) provider has an important role in supply chain. When you work with a reputable 3PL provider, you can ... read more

3PL Value in Warehousing and Distribution

3PL Value in Warehousing and Distribution

The reality is that it’s expensive to perform vital supply chain initiatives in-house. In order to do so, you need to invest in servers read more

The Role of a 3PL Transportation Management System

The Role of a 3PL Transportation Management System

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are more popular today than ever before. This is no surprise as they can simplify the entire ... read more

Understanding the Difference Between a Public Warehouse and Fulfillment Center

Understanding the Difference Between a Public Warehouse and Fulfillment Center

The terms warehouse and fulfillment center often get used interchangeably. But, are they the same thing? While many people believe that read more

How E-Commerce is Impacting Transportation Logistics

How E-Commerce is Impacting Transportation Logistics

These days, many consumers turn to the internet every time they want to make a purchase. While traditional retail still exists, the ... read more

Benefits of a 3PL to Online Retailers

Benefits of a 3PL to Online Retailers

Where parcel shipping once ruled, LTL and 3PL services are now becoming increasingly common for online retailers. Let’s take a closer ... read more

What is Reverse Logistics?

What is Reverse Logistics?

Traditional logistics works like this: You receive an item from a manufacturer or reseller, sell it to a customer directly, and the ... read more

Common LTL Shipping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Common LTL Shipping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Less than Truckload or LTL shipping is a cost-effective way to ship goods throughout the country. You can use it to transport small ... read more

The Impact of Produce Season on Freight Shipping

The Impact of Produce Season on Freight Shipping

Produce season in the United States typically begins in February and continues through the summer months. It’s when the largest volume ... read more

How to Leverage Public Warehousing as Part of Your Supply Chain

How to Leverage Public Warehousing as Part of Your Supply Chain

At first glance, public warehousing might seem pretty straightforward. Manufacturers, distributors, or end user customers deliver ... read more

How Fulfillment Helps You Maximize Your Public Warehousing Dollar

How Fulfillment Helps You Maximize Your Public Warehousing Dollar

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re looking to get a little more value out of your public warehousing budget, you may find ... read more

Does LTL Make Sense for Small Business Shipping?

Does LTL Make Sense for Small Business Shipping?

Less Than a Truckload or LTL is a cost-effective way to ship goods throughout the United States. LTL is used to transport small freight read more

The Importance of Inventory Flow and Management in Warehousing

The Importance of Inventory Flow and Management in Warehousing

If you are a logistics or supply chain manager, it’s essential to understand the importance of inventory flow and management, ... read more

Warehouse Logistics – Understanding Cross Docking

Warehouse Logistics – Understanding Cross Docking

One of the most important yet underutilized practices in the warehouse logistics industry is cross-docking. Cross-docking is a type of ... read more

LTL Pickup – What to Do After the Shipment is Booked

LTL Pickup – What to Do After the Shipment is Booked

Imagine you’re responsible for managing the logistics functions at your business. It is your job to handle the orders coming in and ... read more

Understanding LTL Transit Times

Understanding LTL Transit Times

Less Than Truckload or LTL shipping is an economical way to ship goods throughout the United States. If you depend on LTL shipping, you read more

The Role of a TMS in Transportation Logistics

The Role of a TMS in Transportation Logistics

The concept of the supply chain has been around since the mid-1980’s, but it wasn’t until the mid-1990’s that the supply chain as we ... read more

How NEMF Bankruptcy Will Impact LTL and Amware Customers

How NEMF Bankruptcy Will Impact LTL and Amware Customers

New England Motor Freight, Inc. (NEMF) Announced a shutdown amid a Bankruptcy Filing earlier this month. As the 19th largest carrier of read more

Warehouse Site Selection – What to Consider

Warehouse Site Selection – What to Consider

When it comes to site selection for warehousing, there’s much more to consider than where the physical building sits. In fact, there ... read more

The Different Types of Logistics Companies

The Different Types of Logistics Companies

Businesses of all shapes and sizes utilize shipping services at one point or another. Some businesses struggle with shipping, ... read more

How a 3PL Can Improve Your Supply Chain Logistics

How a 3PL Can Improve Your Supply Chain Logistics

It’s more common today than ever before to use a third-party logistics company or 3PL to help manage supply chain logistics. A 3PL can ... read more

Benefits of LTL Shipments

Benefits of LTL Shipments

Less than truckload freight shipping or LTL is used to transport a small freight or a freight that does not require an entire trailer. ... read more

Truckload Rates Expected to Rise in 2019

Truckload Rates Expected to Rise in 2019

Continued rate increases in 2019 isn’t what shipping and logistics managers want to hear heading into the new year, especially after ... read more

How Technology Will Continue to Impact LTL

How Technology Will Continue to Impact LTL

The less than truckload (LTL) industry hasn’t always been fast adopters of technology. But as we enter 2019, it’s striking to see just ... read more

LTL Trends to Watch in 2019

LTL Trends to Watch in 2019

The less than truckload (LTL) industry was up in 2018, experiencing growth over 2017. This growth is projected to continue in 2019. ... read more

Why do Freight Shipments Slow Down During the Holidays?

Why do Freight Shipments Slow Down During the Holidays?

Now that the holiday season is finally here, you should know that freight shipments will be slowing down. As a customer, this may not ... read more

What is Smart Warehousing?

What is Smart Warehousing?

When you think of a warehouse, you likely picture a big building with rows and rows of shelves and forklifts. While these types of ... read more

Should Your Business be Outsourcing Transportation Management?

Should Your Business be Outsourcing Transportation Management?

Managing your company’s transportation needs is no easy undertaking. Regardless of whether you’re a small startup or large Fortune 500 ... read more

Giving Thanks to the American Truck Driver

Giving Thanks to the American Truck Driver

During this Thanksgiving season, we wanted to take time to express our gratitude to American truck drivers. After all, everything we ... read more

A UPS Freight Strike is Looming. Are You Prepared?

A UPS Freight Strike is Looming. Are You Prepared?

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), is prepping its customers for a potential strike in its freight division. UPS Freight handles Less ... read more

Top 3 Overlooked Warehousing Considerations

Top 3 Overlooked Warehousing Considerations

We’ve written several articles around warehousing over the last year. These have largely revolved around the differences in warehousing read more

Synchronized Logistics are a Thing of Beauty

Synchronized Logistics are a Thing of Beauty

Are Your Logistics Synchronous or Asynchronous? It may not be an easy question to answer on the fly, so let’s look at exactly what we ... read more

3PL Versus 4PL

3PL Versus 4PL

By now, you’re likely well versed regarding Third Party Logistic (3PL) companies. But did you know that there’s such a thing as a ... read more

Distribution Warehouse vs. Public Warehouse – Which is Right For You?

Distribution Warehouse vs. Public Warehouse – Which is Right For You?

Within the supply chain, there are a variety of warehousing options, each designed for different purposes for different sized ... read more

The Inner Workings of Your Freight Shipping Quote

The Inner Workings of Your Freight Shipping Quote

Whether you’re planning to utilize less than truckload shipping (LTL) or full truckload shipping (FTL), understanding the inner ... read more

Freight Insurance and Freight Liability – What’s the Difference?

Freight Insurance and Freight Liability – What’s the Difference?

What happens when a freight shipment is lost or damaged? Who pays and what is the claims process? These are just a few of the questions read more

Demystifying Logistics Services

Demystifying Logistics Services

Amware is a third-party freight and logistics provider (3PL). While a good number of our customers understand and take advantage of our read more

Shipping Insurance – What You Should Know

Shipping Insurance – What You Should Know

Did you know that your less than load (LTL) or full truckload (FTL) freight quote might not cover the replacement cost of your shipment read more

LTL Prices are on the Rise. Is Parcel a Better Option?

LTL Prices are on the Rise. Is Parcel a Better Option?

Recent changes in the fee structure of LTL freight shipping, such as cubic minimum capacity (or CMC), has many wondering whether they ... read more

How to Deal With Damaged Freight

How to Deal With Damaged Freight

It’s every shipper’s worst nightmare: an LTL or FTL freight shipment is damaged. How do you get reimbursed for the damage? How long ... read more

Freight Collect and Freight Prepaid – What’s the Difference?

Freight Collect and Freight Prepaid – What’s the Difference?

Negotiating shipping contracts can feel a bit like a game of chess. You make one wrong move and the whole game is lost. One of those ... read more

Shipping Collect Versus COD

Shipping Collect Versus COD

While Prepaid & Add is one of the most common shipping payment methods for LTL shipping, an alternative of shipping collect could ... read more

LTL Tracking – How it Works

LTL Tracking – How it Works

Tracking in the freight shipping world is most often associated with parcel service. You ship a package, receive a tracking number, and read more

Public Warehouse Services – What Should You Expect?

Public Warehouse Services – What Should You Expect?

Public warehouse services make it possible for companies of all sizes to enjoy several benefits not available in other storage ... read more

Why Every Public Warehouse Should be Utilizing a Warehouse Management System

Why Every Public Warehouse Should be Utilizing a Warehouse Management System

One of the biggest mistakes we see in public warehousing is the absence of a warehouse management system. In terms of productivity, ... read more

FTL – Which Type of Truck is the Ideal One for Your Shipment?

FTL – Which Type of Truck is the Ideal One for Your Shipment?

Are you trying to find the best shipping solution for your full truckload (FTL) shipment? Finding the right shipping solutions for your read more

Understanding the Difference Between LTL and FTL

Understanding the Difference Between LTL and FTL

For businesses great and small, shipping remains a major component of the logistics process. Generally, there are two good options for ... read more

Public Warehousing Versus Contract Warehousing

Public Warehousing Versus Contract Warehousing

If you’re searching for a warehousing option to fit your business model, you may find yourself considering several options that all ... read more

Shipping LTL? Do You Know the Difference Between AMC, CMC, and MIN?

Shipping LTL? Do You Know the Difference Between AMC, CMC, and MIN?

Freight carriers have come up with many inventive ways in recent years to charge shippers for what would seem to be standard service. ... read more

Carriers Are Using CMC to Dodge Negotiated LTL Rates

Carriers Are Using CMC to Dodge Negotiated LTL Rates

There are several ways in which LTL carriers charge for freight shipping, which we discuss in our post, Do you know the difference ... read more

What Can be Negotiated in LTL Agreements?

What Can be Negotiated in LTL Agreements?

To understand the total cost of less than truckload (LTL) shipping, and where you could be saving, it’s important to understand all of ... read more

Do You Know How CMC is Affecting Your LTL Rates?

Do You Know How CMC is Affecting Your LTL Rates?

For convenience and cost, LTL shipping is a common option for businesses who want to get their product from Point A to Point B safely ... read more

What to Know about Loss Prevention in Public Warehousing

What to Know about Loss Prevention in Public Warehousing

Common Loss Exposures in Public Warehousing Preventing loss or minimizing loss exposure in public warehousing starts with knowing where read more

The Value of Public Warehousing as Part of the Supply Chain

The Value of Public Warehousing as Part of the Supply Chain

Public Warehousing is a critical component of the supply chain, and as technology integration of the supply chain continues, so does ... read more

The Difference Between Freight and Shipping

The Difference Between Freight and Shipping

Whether you’re shipping a bundle of parcel packages in one large shipment, or you’re looking for a cost-effective way to move large ... read more

What is Intermodal Shipping?

What is Intermodal Shipping?

Are you looking for a cost-effective way to transport your product throughout the manufacturing and sales funnel? Intermodal shipping ... read more

Public vs. Private Warehousing

Public vs. Private Warehousing

Public and private warehousing are two options for storing goods throughout the shipping process. Both offer a convenient storage ... read more

The Spoke-Hub Distribution Model and Why it Works for LTL

The Spoke-Hub Distribution Model and Why it Works for LTL

If you’ve ever taken a small local plane to a large airport, only to take a larger plane to your end destination, you’ve experienced ... read more

Understanding the Freight Bill and Bill of Lading

Understanding the Freight Bill and Bill of Lading

Do you keep the bill of lading or the freight bill on file? If there’s a legal dispute, which document do you need? These questions are read more

Key LTL Freight Metrics

Key LTL Freight Metrics

Most LTL freight shippers choose this shipping option because it’s affordable and convenient compared to parcel or full-freight. ... read more

What’s the Difference Between Prepaid & Add Versus Collect When it Comes to LTL?

What’s the Difference Between Prepaid & Add Versus Collect When it Comes to LTL?

Within the section “Freight Terms” on an LTL freight Bill of Lading, are two phrases that are often misunderstood: Freight Prepaid and ... read more

How to Save on LTL Freight Shipping

How to Save on LTL Freight Shipping

If you’re using LTL freight shipping, you’re already one step ahead of the pack. By using Less than Truckload (LTL) shipping instead of read more

The Benefits of 3PL Software for Better LTL Freight Management

The Benefits of 3PL Software for Better LTL Freight Management

If you’ve been considering whether or not to add a 3PL software to your LTL freight management logistics process, it’s time to stop ... read more

How LTL Freight Classification is Determined

How LTL Freight Classification is Determined

Want to save money on your company’s shipping? The first thing you need to understand is LTL freight class. Less than truckload, ... read more

Benefits of Shipping Less Than Truckload Freight

Benefits of Shipping Less Than Truckload Freight

For small businesses, retailers, and companies dealing in a variety of products, navigating the logistics of shipping, warehousing, ... read more

How Outsourcing Shipping Management to a 3PL Can Save a Lot of Cents

How Outsourcing Shipping Management to a 3PL Can Save a Lot of Cents

Whether you’re a busy C-level executive working to improve your bottom line, or a Traffic Manager simply looking to improve efficiency, read more

How Logistics Plays Into Supply Chain Management

How Logistics Plays Into Supply Chain Management

A 3PL company offers both logistics and supply chain management services, but aren’t they the same thing? Actually, they’re not. In ... read more

How is Your Business Tracking Parcel Shipments This Holiday Season?

How is Your Business Tracking Parcel Shipments This Holiday Season?

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and busy customers expect to know when their parcel shipments will arrive, where they are read more

3PLs Aren’t All Created Equally – Understanding the Difference

3PLs Aren’t All Created Equally – Understanding the Difference

Shipping in the US can be expensive, complicated, and time-consuming, but 3PL service providers work with shippers to ease the process ... read more

Benefits of Being a Freight Agent

Benefits of Being a Freight Agent

Amware freight agents are one of the keys to our business success, which is why we spend so much time and effort developing and ... read more

What Should a Freight Agent Salary Be?

What Should a Freight Agent Salary Be?

Whether you’re considering a new career or simply trying to learn more about the industry, working as a freight agent can be rewarding ... read more

What is LTL Shipping and How Can it Save You Money?

What is LTL Shipping and How Can it Save You Money?

LTL shipping is a common term used within warehouses and shipping departments of larger businesses. However, new or growing businesses ... read more

3 Things to Look For in a Distribution Warehouse

3 Things to Look For in a Distribution Warehouse

A distribution warehouse is an affordable option for those looking to save on shipping and storage costs. But what exactly do they have read more

Antiquated 3PL Software Can Cost Clients Big

Antiquated 3PL Software Can Cost Clients Big

Third-party logistics companies (3PLs) offer an abundance of services. They can provide shipping quotes, shipping route options, ... read more

What Separates a Good 3PL From a Great 3PL?

What Separates a Good 3PL From a Great 3PL?

Customers return to their favorite businesses time and again because they enjoy the product, experience, and price offered. But when it read more

Why Price Isn’t Everything When it Comes to LTL

Why Price Isn’t Everything When it Comes to LTL

For many small businesses looking for a new LTL carrier, price is just one of many factors that go into the decision-making process. ... read more

LTL Costs Remain Competitive as eCommerce Spending Grows

LTL Costs Remain Competitive as eCommerce Spending Grows

According to a recent article in Logistics Management, the future of the LTL market is looking a little brighter thanks to advancements read more

What Full Service Should Mean with a 3PL

What Full Service Should Mean with a 3PL

Whether you’re running a small to mid-sized company, or a Fortune 500, you need to feel confident in your full service 3PL provider. ... read more

Benefits of 3PL Software Integration

Benefits of 3PL Software Integration

3PL software integration saves time and money. Amrate is a 3PL software from Amware that easily integrates with all of the most common ... read more

2 Things You Didn’t Know About LTL

2 Things You Didn’t Know About LTL

If you’re thinking about using shipping services to get your product from Point A to Point B, there are two things about LTL shipping ... read more

What’s the Difference Between a 3PL and Freight Forwarder?

What’s the Difference Between a 3PL and Freight Forwarder?

Shipping is a complicated business, especially if you’re trying to stick to a tight schedule while navigating the confusing world of ... read more

What is LTL Shipping and What are the Benefits of Using it?

What is LTL Shipping and What are the Benefits of Using it?

LTL or less than truckload shipping is an alternative to parcel or full truckload freight shipping, which is often used by retailers ... read more

LTL vs. Parcel – Which is the Best Option for You?

LTL vs. Parcel – Which is the Best Option for You?

Whether a retailer, manufacturer, or wholesaler, choosing between LTL and parcel shipping can have huge ramifications on your budget. ... read more

Save Thousands on LTL by Using Logistics Software

Save Thousands on LTL by Using Logistics Software

If you’ve been thinking about adding a logistics software to your shipping operation, there are quite a few things for you to consider. read more

How Exactly Does Integration Work with 3PL Software?

How Exactly Does Integration Work with 3PL Software?

Amrate is a 3PL software that makes LTL shipping a breeze. In consumer industries, getting a quote from a variety of sources is easy. ... read more

3PL Industry Challenges

3PL Industry Challenges

As a full-service logistics provider, Amware is part of an incredibly competitive industry that is facing some new challenges in ... read more

How Logistics Software Can Enhance Your Oracle, SAP, MS Dynamics, or Great Plains Experience

How Logistics Software Can Enhance Your Oracle, SAP, MS Dynamics, or Great Plains Experience

Gathering shipping quotes from a bunch of carriers can take quite a lot of time. Between requesting quotes, following up with your ... read more

Can a 3PL Handle Parcel Services?

Can a 3PL Handle Parcel Services?

One of the most common questions we get is seemingly simple: Can a 3PL handle parcel services? In terms of logistics, the answer is ... read more

What Is & Isn’t Covered by Limited Liability Shipping Coverage

What Is & Isn’t Covered by Limited Liability Shipping Coverage

If you’re regularly shipping high value items parcels or LTL shipments, you may find that Limited Liability Coverage isn’t enough of a ... read more

Limited Liability Coverage vs. All-Risk Shipping Insurance

Limited Liability Coverage vs. All-Risk Shipping Insurance

As a business owner utilizing shipping services, you know the importance of a high quality partnership in which you can be confident ... read more

Three Reasons You NEED All-Risk Shipping Insurance

Three Reasons You NEED All-Risk Shipping Insurance

If you’re relying on your goods to get to their destination on time and undamaged to keep your business afloat, then the standard ... read more

How to Ensure Financial Coverage if your Shipment is Lost or Damaged

How to Ensure Financial Coverage if your Shipment is Lost or Damaged

As a business owner, you’re used to covering your bases. You’ve built a team you trust to do the hard work that needs to get done. You ... read more

LTL Tracking Isn’t Nearly as Mature as Parcel Tracking

LTL Tracking Isn’t Nearly as Mature as Parcel Tracking

All package tracking is not the same. LTL tracking is different than parcel tracking. As a small or mid-sized business, sending out ... read more

How Purchasing Managers are Wasting Time and Money on LTL Shipping

How Purchasing Managers are Wasting Time and Money on LTL Shipping

When it comes to choosing an LTL carrier, you have a lot of options to choose from. But the option you choose should make your life ... read more

Little Mistakes Costing You Big in Your Parcel Carrier Contract

Little Mistakes Costing You Big in Your Parcel Carrier Contract

While it may not seem like it, parcel shipping can be an incredibly expensive way to distribute your products and parcel carrier ... read more

What to Know About Fuel Surcharges on Parcel Shipments

What to Know About Fuel Surcharges on Parcel Shipments

Fuel surcharges are just one of the many ways that business owners lose money each year on parcel shipments. Expensive, inflexible, and read more

Parcel Carrier Agreements Aren’t All Created Equally

Parcel Carrier Agreements Aren’t All Created Equally

One of the biggest challenges facing retail business owners is navigating parcel carrier agreements. In other business situations, you ... read more

Freight Agents Find Success in Cleveland!

Freight Agents Find Success in Cleveland!

If your carrier isn’t meeting all of your expectations, then you’ve got to take a closer look at the success found by Cleveland ... read more

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Public Warehouse

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Public Warehouse

If you’re running a business with a complex supply chain, you know that finding a public warehouse with everything you need is the key ... read more

How 3PL Software Reporting can Increase Your Bottom Line

How 3PL Software Reporting can Increase Your Bottom Line

Companies look for ways to increase profit and productivity without sacrificing the quality of the product or service they provide. ... read more

What Items are Negotiated in a Parcel Carrier Agreement?

What Items are Negotiated in a Parcel Carrier Agreement?

Inadequate preparation is of one the biggest mistakes shippers make before parcel agreement negotiations.  One of the best things that ... read more

Adding Value With Public Warehousing

Adding Value With Public Warehousing

What is Public Warehousing? A Public Warehouse offers companies the ability to store their inventory on a short or long-term basis.  ... read more

How Using a 3PL Can Save Big in Logistics Costs

How Using a 3PL Can Save Big in Logistics Costs

If you are ready to rein in transportation costs, according to Anthony Pagano, Ph.D., Director and Senior Research Associate at the ... read more

Finding Short and Long-Term Savings with Parcel

Finding Short and Long-Term Savings with Parcel

While it may not seem so, parcel shipping can be a complicated, time consuming, and often costly operation for many businesses. ... read more

Commercial Versus Residential Parcel Shipping

Commercial Versus Residential Parcel Shipping

While the basics of parcel shipping remain the same for both residential and commercial parcel shipments, there are a couple ... read more

How to Set Shipping and Handling Fees for Your Products

How to Set Shipping and Handling Fees for Your Products

Determining your annual eCommerce shipping and handling fees can be tricky business, with pitfalls on both ends of the spectrum from ... read more

Three Areas You’re Probably Being Overcharged on Parcel

Three Areas You’re Probably Being Overcharged on Parcel

When it’s time to sit down and take a good, hard look at the overcharges your company is sustaining, it would be wise to take even the ... read more

FedEx Dimensional Advisor Could Cost You Big in 2017

FedEx Dimensional Advisor Could Cost You Big in 2017

In the familiar story those in the shipping industry know all too well, FedEx and UPS have announced their upcoming annual rate ... read more

How to Stay Ahead of Holiday Parcel Shipping Pitfalls

How to Stay Ahead of Holiday Parcel Shipping Pitfalls

As we enter the peak of the 2016 year-end shipping season, businesses making parcel shipments would be wise to take stock, literally, ... read more

Why Are Parcel Carrier Contracts So Confusing?

Why Are Parcel Carrier Contracts So Confusing?

If you’re shipping a small package from your home or small business, there’s not much to it. Take the box to the post office or one of ... read more

Parcelgate – Uncovering the Hidden Truth About Parcel Cost

Parcelgate – Uncovering the Hidden Truth About Parcel Cost

If you’ve ever looked closely at your phone or cable bill, it wouldn’t take long to see the hidden costs. Tariffs, surcharges, USF fund read more

What is Parcel Audit and Recovery and Why Should You Care About it?

What is Parcel Audit and Recovery and Why Should You Care About it?

If yours is a business that has a parcel carrier agreement it typically means all of your parcel packages are shipped daily and billed ... read more

Fedex and UPS Raising Rates in 2017

Fedex and UPS Raising Rates in 2017

In early September, UPS announced rate increases for 2017. Beginning December 26th, Ground service in the U.S. will increase an average read more

Manifested But Not Shipped and Why it Could Be Costing You Big Bucks!

Manifested But Not Shipped and Why it Could Be Costing You Big Bucks!

Your company’s officers arrived at the quarterly shareholder meeting and voiced a concern regarding shipping costs. They’ve recently ... read more

Public Warehouse Rail Siding – What it is and Why You Should Care About it

Public Warehouse Rail Siding – What it is and Why You Should Care About it

Unless you work for a railroad, factory, warehouse, or mine, rail siding isn’t a term with which you’re likely familiar. Rail siding is read more

What’s Stopping You From Owning Your Own Freight Business?

What’s Stopping You From Owning Your Own Freight Business?

Any sales person worth their salt has dreamed at one time or another of owning their own business. Hustling day-in and day-out to close read more

To Dray or Not to Dray. That is the Question.

To Dray or Not to Dray. That is the Question.

Unless you’re actually in the transportation and logistics industry, you’ve probably never heard of drayage, nor do you have a clue ... read more

Becoming an Amware Freight Agent – Lunch and Learn Event

Becoming an Amware Freight Agent – Lunch and Learn Event

Have you ever considered becoming an independent freight agent? A freight agent typically works as an independent businessperson who’s ... read more

How Custom Parcel Agreements Can Save You Thousands of Dollars Monthly

How Custom Parcel Agreements Can Save You Thousands of Dollars Monthly

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all U.S. employers. Small business ... read more

Why Cleveland, Ohio is Great for Freight!

Why Cleveland, Ohio is Great for Freight!

When one thinks of Cleveland, OH, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, world-class orchestra, or the now NBA champion, Cavaliers likely come read more

Why Freight Agents Make More Money

Why Freight Agents Make More Money

There’s no doubt that when compared to a direct rep, freight agents (or freight brokers) make more money. How is this possible? Aren’t ... read more

Why Every Traffic Manager Needs a 3PL

Why Every Traffic Manager Needs a 3PL

In today’s fast-paced corporate culture, managers, owners, and employees are always looking for ways to add an edge. Edge is the ... read more

The Logistics of St. Patty’s Day!

The Logistics of St. Patty’s Day!

33 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, but St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the Irish and non-Irish alike. Today, greater than ... read more

5 Money Saving Tips You NEED to Know About Public Warehousing Capabilities

5 Money Saving Tips You NEED to Know About Public Warehousing Capabilities

As a Sourcing or Purchasing Manager, understanding what your warehouse’s capabilities are ahead of an engagement will not only save ... read more

Freight Industry Trends for 2016

Freight Industry Trends for 2016

Here’s what to watch in the freight industry in 2016. read more

What Happens When the Shipment Doesn’t Arrive?

What Happens When the Shipment Doesn’t Arrive?

It’s the call no freight shipping, traffic, or warehouse manager ever wants to receive. Their freight shipment never arrived at its ... read more

Why You’re Spending Too Much Time Getting Freight Quotes

Why You’re Spending Too Much Time Getting Freight Quotes

As a Traffic Manager or Warehouse Manager, you know that getting your products from your location to their ultimate destination isn’t ... read more

Who Makes a Good Agent?

Who Makes a Good Agent?

A freight agent or freight broker typically works as an independent businessperson who’s attached to a 3PL (Third Party Logistics) ... read more

Agent Versus Direct Infographic

Agent Versus Direct Infographic

  Learn the difference between and agents and direct reps. read more