Freight Resources

A Mid-2024 Freight Recession Update

As the freight recession lingers, Unishippers gives you an update to keep you informed on the issues concerning the downturn. Get the latest info here!

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Upgrade Your Freight Shipping with a TMS Shipping Platform

A TMS helps you increase efficiency and save money. Learn about these platforms and how they help you excel at freight.

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When To Choose Spot vs Contract Freight Rates

There are pros and cons to both spot and contract freight rates. Check out our blog to see which is right for you.

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Freight Recession Shipping Tips + Myths Debunked

The freight recession has had a big impact on shippers everywhere. Get the latest and protect your business.

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Unishippers Helps SizzBoom With Fireworks Shipping

Fireworks distributor gets logistics relief with premier customer service, top carriers and freight claims assistance!

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Everything You Need To Know About NMFC Classification

By understanding the freight classification system, you’ll be able to classify freight correctly and avoid surprises.

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Unishippers' Guide to Understanding LTL Freight Classification

Check out Unishippers’ simple 3-step guide to classifying your LTL freight.

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Top 6 Factors That Impact Freight Capacity

Top 6 Factors That Impact Freight Capacity

When your freight is ready to ship, you need to get it out the door right away. There isn’t room…

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New Year, New Shipping Strategies: 6 Ways to Start Strong in 2023

Get tips and resources on how to optimize 2023 for shipping success.

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Your Guide to FTL Freight Services

Your Guide to FTL Freight Services

Since day one, Unishippers has been dedicated to driving success for our small to mid-size business (SMB) customers across the…

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Is the cheapest freight shipping quote always best?

Is the cheapest freight shipping quote always best?

When it comes to freight shipping, we know small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are always searching for the best freight…

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6 Factors That Impact Freight Rates

6 Key Factors That Impact Your Freight Shipping Rate

No one wants to pay more than necessary on freight shipping costs. But without understanding the factors that impact freight…

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The Perfect Freight Shipping Partner for SMBs

Unishippers: The Perfect Freight Shipping Partner for SMBs

Bang for your buck. More for your money. Better return on your investment. Whatever you call it, chances are you’re…

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Freight Shipping: Modes Of Transport

There are three main modes of transportation to consider for your freight shipping logistics: ground – including full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) – air and ocean.

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Everything You Need To Know To Properly Class Your Freight

Taking steps to properly class your freight can reduce your overall shipping expenditure and help get a more accurate freight quote.

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How To Become Your Freight Carriers' Preferred Shipper

As a small or mid-sized business (SMB) shipper, it’s important to establish a positive reputation with your carriers — especially…

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Freight Density Calculator to Help Determine Your Shipment Class

Freight Density Calculator to Help Determine Your Shipment Class

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LTL Freight Embargoes

LTL Freight Embargoes: What They Are and How a 3PL Can Help

Recently, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers have faced everything from driver shortages to the infamous “capacity crunch,” which we cover in our…

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ow to Package Your LTL Freight Shipments

How to package LTL shipping

When freight isn’t properly packaged, it can lead to costly fees, delays and even damage during transit. In other words,…

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Freight Shipping Documentation

Making Sense of Freight Shipping Documentation

It can’t be helped: freight shipping involves a pile of paperwork. While all of this documentation may seem confusing or…

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Customs Tips for International Freight Shipping

Manage International Freight Shipping and Customs Like a Pro

As a small or mid-sized business (SMB), you know all too well that international freight shipping can present a number…

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Infographic: Why Freight Insurance

Why You Need Freight Insurance

Learn how to protect your important shipments with InsureShield™ freight insurance through UPS Capital

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LTL vs. FTL Freight: What's the Difference?

Unishippers' Guide To Comparing Freight Service Types

Learn the key differences between the two main types of freight shipping: less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) freight.

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Freight Shipping Insurance FAQs

Freight Shipping Insurance FAQs

Ready to ensure your freight shipping is protected in transit? Get answers to all of your questions about freight insurance and carrier liability.

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How To Prevent Cargo Theft During Holidays

Holiday Freight Shipping Tips: How to Prevent Cargo Theft

When shipping your freight from point A to point B, nothing is more important than ensuring it arrives safely –…

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Tips & Resources To Help Manage Shipping Claims Successfully

Tips To Manage Shipping Claims Successfully

Let’s face it. One of the most unpleasant parts of shipping is the claims process. After all, you only file…

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LTL Freight: Get It Straight

Join game show contestants and small business owners Roger and Dan in learning how to avoid getting tripped up by…

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Carrier limits of liability vs. shipment insurance: Explained!

Carrier limits of liability vs. shipment insurance: Explained!

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Unishippers' Guide To Comparing Freight Service Types

Use our guide to take the confusion out of selecting the best freight service type.

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Roadmap To Freight Shipping Claims

Unishippers' Roadmap to Freight Shipping Claims Success

Unfortunately, sometimes freight shipments arrive damaged or with incomplete contents. These seven tips can help give you the best chance at a positive claim resolution.

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Determine Your Freight Shipment's NMFC Class

Determine Your Freight Shipment's NMFC Class & Code

In this 4-minute video you'll learn how to quickly determine your shipment's proper NMFC class and code.

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LTL Shipping: Sometimes Less Really Is More Tip Sheet

In Unishippers’ Guide to LTL Shipping, we outline some of the reasons why SMBs choose LTL freight for their business shipping.

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Guide To Accurate Freight Quotes

Unishippers' Guide to Accurate Freight Quotes

No one likes finding unexpected fees on their final shipping invoice. To avoid these surprises, it’s important to understand the…

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Guide To Understanding Freight Shipping Fees

Unishipper's Guide To Freight Shipping Fees

Your shipping rate is affected by variables such class and capacity, but did you know that your freight shipping is also subject to accessorial fees?

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How To Choose The Right Freight Carrier

How to Choose the Right Freight Carrier Tip Sheet

Take the difficulty out of choosing the right freight carrier with Unishippers’ helpful tip sheet.

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Limits of Liability vs. Shipment Insurance

Shipment insurance vs. Carrier liability: What's the difference?

Learn the differences between shipment insurance and carrier limits of liability.

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