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How to Be a Courier Contractor

If the occupation of courier is in your future, you may be able to design your own business if you decide to become a contractor in the field. Many couriers are independent contractors who use personal vehicles such as bicycles … Continue reading

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Customs Brokers Guide by SBA

Customs Brokers Automated Export System Offers an electronic way to file the Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) and ocean manifest information directly to U.S. Customs. Becoming a Customs Broker Lists frequently asked questions about how to become a customs broker. Customs … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from CMI! – How to Make a Ship Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

How to Make a Ship Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Kids will love helping to make this large sailing ship centerpiece, which is reminiscent of the vessels that brought colonists to the new world. It’s a cinch to make and will definitely … Continue reading

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How the Transportation Industry Uses Invoice Factoring

According to the American Trucking Association, there are more than 500,000 trucking companies in the United States and 80 percent of them have fewer than twenty trucks. While there are many national logistics organizations, the vast majority of these can be … Continue reading

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Hazardous Materials Transportation

Hazardous Materials Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Resource and Payment Page Offers an electronic payment system used for purchasing materials, submitting registration fees, and paying civil fines and penalties. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Publications and Reports Provides … Continue reading

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Maritime and Ocean Transport by SBA

Maritime and Ocean Transport Cargo Preference Covers compliance with U.S. cargo preference laws and regulations. Common Carrier Tariffs: FAQs Lists frequently asked questions about common carrier tariffs. Deep Water Port Licensing Provides a look into the Deepwater Port application and … Continue reading

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How to Clear Forwarding & Shipping Notes

Moving goods internationally is a complex process that manages to occur millions of times each and every day. Forwarding and shipping notes are required for goods to clear and board a ship. Freight forwarders are responsible to complete these notes … Continue reading

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How to Price Courier Jobs

Every courier service and delivery company has to develop the right formula to price courier jobs. Specialty couriers may try to price their jobs low to compete with FedEx, DHL and other carriers without realizing the long-term financial consequences. Each … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry by SBA

Trucking Industry Commercial Vehicle Size and Weight Standards Covers the federal standards center on a commercial vehicle’s weight, length, and width. EPA Transportation and Air Quality Industry Partner Programs Offers voluntary industry compliance programs aimed at reducing pollution and improving … Continue reading

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Top 7 Outsourcing Advantages

As you evaluate your choices and decisions in outsourcing different components of your operations, you will need to consider the advantages of outsourcing. When done for the right reasons, outsourcing will actually help your company grow and save money. There … Continue reading

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