Breaking Down Last Mile Logistics

breaking down last mile logistics

Last mile logistics has risen to the forefront of many industries with the ascendance of online shopping. Enterprises involved in transportation, supply chain management, and e-commerce are increasingly aware of the importance of the final stage of product fulfillment. Continue reading…


Who Invented the Corrugated Box?

An accidental invention, corrugated boxes were initially devised in the late 1800s by Scottish immigrant, Robert Gair. A mistake by an operator who cut, instead of creased, seed bags in Gair’s existing Brooklyn printing and paper-bag company, led to Gair’s creation and development of pleated, creased, and cut cardboard folding boxes. Continue reading…


From Tarantulas to Treasures: The Strangest Things Found in Cargo Boxes

The expansion of our trading systems throughout history has allowed us to receive information and produce from countries all over the world, expanding both our diets and our knowledge of the world around us. Packages often travel tens of thousands of miles to reach their destination, and shipping containers and cargo boxes can contain anything from food and spices to clothing to electronics. Continue reading…


Preparing Your Gaylord Box for Cold-Weather Travel

Rain, hail, or shine, you want your customers’ goods to arrive on time. Unfortunately, the weather can often have other ideas. Cold weather and other itinerant weather conditions can severely impact the efficiency of your shipping. Whether ships and trucks need to be rerouted or packaging becomes damaged during transit, the integrity of your products can be compromised if proper care is not taken to protect your items. Continue reading…


Should I Purchase Cargo Insurance When Shipping Freight Internationally?

 

When shipping internationally, the freight moves through many more hands than it does when shipped nationally. The longer the trip, the greater the risk of damage. That’s why you may want to consider shipping insurance when shipping freight internationally.

Insurance is not mandatory, but damaged products can cause unexpected costs for individuals shipping packages. International carriers are held responsible for packages damaged in their care, with certain restrictions, yet the damage done to some packages has unknown origins. Continue reading…


Relocating Cross-Country? 6 Apps to Help with Your Move

 

Whether the move is across town or the country, moving is a pain. It’s rated as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. Even if you take advantage of the move to purge your household of no longer needed items, you will want every bit of help you can get to make the move work as pleasant as possible.

You’ll need to make sure you have the best shipping materials for your belongings and a well thought out plan for the moving process. Continue reading…


6 Reasons It’s Time to Hire a Freight Shipping Service

 

With all the environmental concerns, rules, and regulations these days, it can be difficult to stay current with the legal and carrier requirements for shipping goods. Materials like explosives, gases, and infectious or toxic substances, for example, require specific handling, packaging, and labeling that follows appropriate rules and guidelines laid down by the UN. Continue reading…