Monthly Archives: March 2015

Freight Shipping: What Option Best Fits Your Needs?

Your freight could move by a variety of means. Prior to choosing which is best suited for your freight shipping, there are a number of important factors to consider, and they will help you determine which option is right for you. The freight dimensions comprised of length, width, and height, along with freight weight, fragility, storage needs and delivery requirements are just a few of the critical elements that help steer the direction of a freight shipment. Continue reading

Prolonged Labor Dispute Settled

On February 20, the prolonged labor dispute was settled at The Port of Los Angeles.

What’s happening now?
– The port is hiring help and working through the backlog of containers and ships.

What are the effects?
– Capacity for truckload will be limited.
– The backlog is expected to last 8-12 weeks.
– Price could increase with the demand for equipment.
– Many carriers will be in search of freight to Los Angeles.
– On a smaller scale, the Oakland and Seattle ports will be similarly impacted.

What will help freight get moved?
– Provide flexible pickup and delivery windows.
– Consider alternative modes to move your freight: van, flatbed, rail, partial, or LTL.

Your Freightquote representative can assist you in creating a plan.