Happy Holiday Freight Season! (Expect Some Shipment Delays)

It's November, and you know what that means…holiday shipping madness is already well underway. What does that mean for freight shipping times and rates? Freight shipping, including both Less-than-Truckload (LTL) and Full Truckload (FTL) carriers, goes through a predictable calendar each year that is dependent on seasonal variations in supply and demand. These variations in the availability of freight carriers vs. the total volume of freight being shipped cause fluctuations in LTL and FTL shipping rates.

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  • Nov 15, 2018 3:20:24 PM

Incoterms: What Every Shipper Needs to Know

If you're shipping freight—especially internationally—you may have run across something called "Incoterms™." But what are Incoterms, and how do they apply to you as a shipper? Here's what you need to know.

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  • Nov 9, 2018 8:39:26 AM

Pantero: Building a Bold New Brand in the Packaging Industry

Here at Pantero, we're bringing some wild new ideas to packaging and facility supplies. We've put a ton of thought into the new image and the values our brand represents. So you may be wondering…  who or what is Pantero? And why did we choose this as the name of our brand?

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  • Nov 2, 2018 10:15:56 AM

How Long Does Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping Take?

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is an excellent option for shippers whose loads are less than a full truckload but too big for parcel post. But how long will it take for your shipment to arrive?

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  • Oct 26, 2018 3:01:45 PM

PACK EXPO 2018: Tracking the Trends in the Packaging Industry

We just got back from PACK EXPO 2018 in Chicago, and we're so excited we can hardly keep ourselves contained! This year's conference drew more than 50,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibitors representing 40+ vertical markets, from warehousing to consumer goods packaging. Prowling the aisles, we were overwhelmed by the volume and diversity of available packaging solutions—cartons, stretch wrap, strapping and a dizzying array of void fill and product protection solutions. We walked away with some wild new ideas and new connections that we look forward to pursuing in the coming months. Here are a few of our takeaways from this year's PACK EXPO conference for the packaging industry.

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  • Oct 19, 2018 4:11:01 PM

Understanding Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Pricing

How are Less-than-Truckload (LTL) costs calculated? When you understand how LTL shipments are priced, you can take steps to lower your LTL shipping costs.

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  • Oct 17, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Come Meet the Pantero Team at PACK EXPO 2018

Pantero is on the prowl! We'll be at PACK EXPO 2018 in Chicago next week, and we hope to see you there.

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  • Oct 12, 2018 10:07:35 AM

Selecting a Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Carrier

When it comes to choosing a Less-than-Truckload (LTL) carrier, cost matters—but it's not the only criteria you should consider. Here are the factors you should look at when deciding whether or not an LTL carrier is right for you.

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  • Oct 10, 2018 7:15:54 AM

Five Easy Ways to Reduce Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping Costs

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be a great option for shipments that are too large for regular parcel post but don't fill an entire truck. But to get the best value for your shipping dollar, you need to understand the LTL rate structure and plan your shipments accordingly. Here are a few things you can do to keep LTL costs to a minimum.

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  • Sep 26, 2018 5:23:15 PM

Preparing Your Shipment for Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping

Less-than-Truckload (LTL) shipping, or freight consolidation, is a great option for moving mid-size shipments across the country. But before you call your carrier to pick up your load, make sure your shipment is properly packed and prepared.

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  • Sep 13, 2018 4:27:02 PM

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