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...

A Brief History of the Courier Industry

The courier industry has come a long way since the days of delivering by horseback and is now led by expert carriers and numerous resellers with comprehensive networks spanning all over the globe. The evolution of transport has meant that parcels can now be sent...

Transportation Trends

Happy New Year.  Here are some of the key trends to watch for in the coming year. 1. The “Fiscal Cliff” Crisis may determine the level of the Economic Recovery As the year comes to a close, America is facing a number of economic headwinds (e.g. high unemployment and...

Top 5 Signs it is Time to Switch Carriers

Top 5 signs it is time to switch carriers: 1.  Financial Warning Signs With many carriers reporting first quarter losses in 2012, now might be a good time to check the financial health of your current carrier.  While a one-time quarterly loss isn’t a reason to...

APL Logistics Supports Wal-Mart Online Sales in Mexico

APL Logistics has launched an online sales channel for Wal-Mart in Mexico. The new solution, which comprises a warehouse management system, integrates with the retailer’s new online shopping site and enables same-day order fulfillment and next-day delivery. Through...