What Does a Logistics Company Do?
“Logistical considerations have always played a strategic role in business. Among retailers and wholesalers, they transcend inventory management and transportation to include one of the most critical factors in business success—location in relation to markets or sources of supply.” James L. Heskett, Harvard Business Review, 1977 The term “logistics” is used widely in the transportation…Read More
How does Real Time Tracking work?
In the less-than-truckload industry, the last mile is famously the most difficult. The efficiencies of the LTL process in aggregating and moving freight from many different senders through a network of trucks and warehouses are reversed. In the last mile, shipments are unbundled and sent to individual endpoints, with different delivery requirements, through a shifting…Read More
The Top 5 Logistics Companies in CA
Less-than-Truckload (LTL) shipping is often utilized either by smaller businesses or businesses that need their freight delivered to a diverse array of final users, perhaps in an unfamiliar geographic area. Here at Expressit we can meet the demands of many customers, but sometimes we aren’t a good fit for client needs. So we’ve sorted through…Read More
Supply Chain Strains – What’s Happening?
Freight shipping industries have entered their busiest month of the year in preparation for the holiday season, and national attention has turned to a series of interlocking supply chain problems set in motion by the pandemic in 2020. Ports are overwhelmed, once reliable goods are unavailable, and some orders are taking months to arrive. What’s…Read More
17 Common LTL Shipping Questions
Do you have questions about LTL shipping? Understanding basic shipping information helps to make a sometimes complicated process less overwhelming. Here are some frequently asked questions customers want to know when we work with them. What is LTL Shipping? Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping is a mode of transportation for freight that would not fill a full…Read More
How to prevent freight damage
There are few events that frustrate shippers, carriers, and customers more than the arrival of a damaged item. While less than 1% of shipments are damaged, booming e-commerce trends have made it a common experience for customers at some point and damaged freight is the reason for a substantial fraction of e-commerce returns. Not only…Read More
COVID and its impacts on real-time shipping
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains worldwide and sent companies into damage control with upset customers over the delays. Amid the reluctance of consumers to enter brick and mortar stores early in the pandemic, online sales in the United States increased, rising in June of 2020 to 76.2% over the same month…Read More
Why Last Mile delivery is the most important to customers
Last-mile delivery is sometimes referred to as “the last-mile problem.” Why? Because it is precisely when freight that has arrived at a warehouse needs to move to its final destination as quickly as possible that the efficiencies of LTL and parcel services in aggregating and shipping freight from multiple senders together come unraveled. The necessity…Read More
How to Avoid Shipping Delays
The global recovery following the early stages of the Pandemic has increased the demand for shipping. It has also disrupted supply chains, leaving many businesses in the uncomfortable position of trying to cope with irate customers whose deliveries were delayed. During the Pandemic, many consumers changed their purchasing behaviors because they were uncomfortable shopping in…Read More
How to Prepare and Palletize Shipments
How to Prepare LTL Shipments Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping depends on quickly and efficiently combining and recombining freight from different sources as it flows through a network of trucks and warehouses on its path to final delivery. Most often, this is accomplished by properly and efficiently assembling pallets of goods, which is why there are roughly…Read More