What are Freight Classes?

Shipping can be costly and if your company is invested in shipping freight, you likely want to understand how freight shipping is calculated.  Carriers are free to develop their own rates according to classification methods of their own choosing, and they will either...

How to Determine Freight Class?

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) system is a standardized method designed to give consumers a uniform pricing structure when transporting freight. There are 18 classes that a shipped package may fall under with class 50 being the least expensive, to...

7 safety rules for a long haul

Long-haul trucking is both one of the most crucial jobs in the U.S. — ensuring timely delivery of important goods (and delighting kids with even more timely horn-pulling) — and, unfortunately, one of its most risky. Over 100,000 injuries and 300,000 accidents involved...

How to Recycle Shipping Supplies

If you receive packages in the mail on a regular basis you probably find that you have more styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap and boxes than you know what to do with. If you ship items out on a regular basis, recycle your shipping supplies by reusing them in your...

How to Drive Safely in Strong Rain

Driving in conditions that involve strong or heavy wind and rain may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers, but our safety professionals know that driving in any type of severe weather can significantly increase your risk and potential for a...