Author: Bethany Cramer

LTL Freight Classes FAQ and Freight Class Codes Chart

What are LTL Freight Classes? LTL freight classes represent a standardized method of defining price for LTL freight based on the ease of movement. Ranking and classes are defined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). How is the Freight Class of a Shipment Determined? Each type of freight is evaluated on density, handling, […]

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Why Urgency Matters for CPG Shippers Working with Retailers

Competition in the consumer goods space is at an all-time high as venture capital continues to pour into the industry and products hit the market at record speed. With more brands looking for an edge, organizations can find a dependable competitive advantage in their retail logistics function. Retailers have shown that they intend to work […]

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Truck Rate vs. Cost: An Important Consideration for CPG Shippers

There is more at play for CPG shippers than it may seem when securing a truck for shipment of their products. While a quoted rate is critical, it does not always account for the crucial variables needed for successful delivery to many brands’ valued customers—retailers. Retail delivery is a more nuanced and complex undertaking that […]

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Q4 2021 Freight Market Update: Preparing for Another Big Peak Season

Last year’s peak season was one for the books, and if the past three quarters since then serve as a sign of what is ahead, this year’s promises to be another unprecedentedly busy few months. According to a Logistics Management survey of industry professionals, “there is a strong sentiment that the 2021 Peak Season will be more […]

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Zipline Logistics Celebrates 2021 Top Carrier Partners with 10/4 Day Holiday

(Columbus, Ohio) – Zipline Logistics is again celebrating its valued carrier partners on “10/4 Day”—a holiday the company coined in 2016 to recognize top trucking companies in the logistics provider’s network. “This year has once again highlighted the enormous impact truck drivers make on the domestic supply chain,” explains Andrew Lynch, President, and Co-Founder of Zipline […]

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How Sam’s Club Suppliers Can Benefit from Retail Specialized Logistics Providers

Sam’s Club has become an increasingly popular choice for shoppers in the COVID-19 era. Year-over-year growth for the retailer hit nearly 10% after the breakout of the pandemic. And as sales have increased, so too have expectations for supplier partners of the big-box store. Companies working with Sam’s Club must meet strict retail compliance standards […]

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Why Specialized Logistics Providers Prove More Effective Than Generalists for CPG Shippers

Third-party logistics has grown substantially over the past several decades. With its expansion, distinct varieties of providers emerged in the space. Initially, generalized firms found the most success in arranging transportation for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Whether shipping produce or scrap metal, generalized providers could secure reliable capacity for an array of companies. […]

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Finding Expedited Freight Solutions for CPG Shippers’ Critical Moves

If you have an order that needs to get to its destination in a hurry, expedited freight options could be your best choice for delivery. Whether you need to move production-critical ingredients to keep your operation humming or need to get product to an important customer ahead of an initial launch, a true expedited freight […]

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Trade Show Shipping 101: How to Get What You Need to the Event

There are tons of materials you need to get to an event, making trade show shipping a daunting task. Many brands send marketing collateral, products, and even a booth across the country to attend an event. Despite the many factors that go into a successful event, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. We have a […]

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Zipline Logistics Named to Inc. 5000 List for 10th Time

Zipline Logistics, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th year in the company’s 14-year history. “It’s an outstanding achievement to hit the decade mark on the Inc. 5000 List,” explains Zipline Logistics CEO Wally Lynch. “Our storied growth is indicative of […]

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