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Cross-border LTL: How it’s different from domestic freight and how to succeed at the border

As shippers continue to tap into cross-border markets, carriers who want to accept that freight need to be ready for everything that carrying cross-border freight entails. In a recent SMC³ LTL202 educational session “LTL Operations from Dock to Stock, industry professionals discussed some of the biggest hurdles and how LTL carriers can overcome them.

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How 3PLs utilize technology enhancements to simplify LTL freight shipping

Now more than ever, access to high-quality information into freight transportation sourcing, pricing and visibility is the factor separating leading shippers and carriers from the rest of the competition. Leading the field in LTL expertise, SMC³ offers a variety of API and EDI solutions to digitize the LTL shipment life cycle from quote to delivery.

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What is Freight Class and How is it Measured?

Freight class provides LTL users an agreed-upon standard for classifying and pricing freight based on universally measurable factors. Here’s what you need to know about LTL freight classes, how to measure them and why they’re so important.

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The Anatomy of a Transportation Contract

As a part of the SMC³ LTL 204: US LTL Transportation Law & Regulations hybrid summer course, industry experts shared some of their tips for navigating transportation contracts and making sure your organization is prepared for anything.

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My Final Freight Invoice Is Not What I Expected—What Happened?

As a part of the SMC³ LTL203: LTL Carrier Pricing & Costing course, Averitt Express’ Chris Thacker and Estes Express’ Tad Blackburn joined attendees for a virtual seminar to answer questions and address many of the strategies shippers and carriers can use to prevent invoicing surprises from happening in their operations.

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Why Do I Need a Freight Bill Audit?

What is a freight bill audit, and why do I need one? Learn more about the main errors that make up invoicing mistakes and how SMC³’s BatchMark® XL can help ensure accurate freight billing.

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