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Unexpected Weather Events are on the Rise. Is it Freight Embargo Panic Time?

As weather-related events become more common, what are the chances that freight embargoes could disrupt a somewhat upbeat outlook?

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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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Where LTL dock operations can improve shipper/carrier relations

As part of the recent SMC³ LTL online education exclusive hybrid session, industry experts discussed the basics of dock operations and how they’ve changed as technology has advanced.

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What is a freight embargo and why do carriers set them?

Embargoes are common in less than truckload (LTL) shipping. This blog explains the purpose of LTL freight embargoes, who decides when they go into effect and why embargoes can actually help make the supply chain work more smoothly for shippers and carriers alike.

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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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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Phil Smith

SMC³’s resident execution and visibility expert, product owner Phil Smith, is constantly collaborating with customers and prospects regarding SMC³’s execution and visibility APIs and how implementation can optimize the entire shipment lifecycle. Phil recently took time to discuss how he got started in the LTL industry, how businesses can benefit from SMC³ LTL APIs and other SMC³ solutions, and his current guilty pleasure.

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