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5 Industrial Logistics Services Your Small Business Can Take Advantage of

In a world where a single click can purchase almost anything you need, it's important to be able to get your goods to and from other parts of the globe efficiently. To help you with that, we offer many industrial logistics services so you can get the job done. Global aerospace logistics Sometimes you need [...]


Truckload Freight Versus Less Than Truckload Freight: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to shipping your freight around the country, you have a few options for shipping services. Two of the more popular types of shipping are less than truckload and full truckload freight. Here are the major differences between the two. Handling and transit time Truckload freight: When you ship with full truckload freight, your [...]


What do ELD’s – Electronic Logging Devices Have To Do With Rising Transportation Costs?

At Diversified Transportation Services we get calls each day with clients asking about rising transportation costs. Here are 3 main reasons why transportation costs, especially Truckload Transport, are going up. #1. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin (FMCSA) created the ELD mandate in Dec 2015 with a DEC 2017 deadline to comply. Simply stated, the [...]


What’s Up With All Those Weight and Height Restrictions For Freight Trucks?

You’ve seen the signs on the road while your commuting to work, going to the grocery store, or picking your kids up from soccer practice. Bridges over the water tell you that there is a weight limit of so many tons. Bridges that pass over highways let you know how much clearance you have so [...]


A Beginner’s Guide to LTL Shipping

  At first glance, LTL shipping methods can seem intimidating. After all, LTL is just one of the many services that fall under the 3PL umbrella. Over the years, LTL services have increased in popularity, and it’s extremely common for companies in the United States to utilize LTL methods. Luckily, we can help you untangle [...]


Infographic: 6 Eye-Opening Facts About the Shipping Industry

The shipping industry has become incredibly essential as we become more and more globalized. You as an individual can order clothes online from another country, and your order will show up at your home within a few weeks, possibly even days. A large company can receive produce from across the ocean to sell at their [...]


A Brief History of Air Cargo Traffic in North America In the 21st Century

Air cargo is any property, goods, cargo, products, etc., that is carried or plans to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo consists of air freight, air express, and airmail. The way we fly goods has come a long way since the days the Wright brothers started flying more than 100 years ago. Just last [...]


Everything You Need to Know About Measuring Your Freight For Shipment

Believe it or not, most people outside of the shipping industry measure things differently than people inside the industry. Therefore, it's easy to make a mistake when you're measuring your freight. Here are some things you should keep in mind when you're measuring your cargo before sending it out. Steps to measuring The first thing [...]


5 Common LTL Shipping Mistakes You Might Be Making

Less than truckload shipping, or LTL shipping services, are very beneficial to businesses across the country for many reasons. For this reason, many people like to use it. Utilizing LTL freight services is great, but not if you're making these common mistakes. Imcomplete or incorrect BOL The bill of lading (BOL) is the document that [...]


5 Common Misconceptions About LTL Shipping You Shouldn’t Believe

If you use less than truckload (LTL) shipping or are planning to use it, there are some important things you need to know. Here are some myths you shouldn't believe about LTL shipping. MYTH: All companies calculate accessorial charges the same way When it comes to LTL freight services, not all companies are the same. [...]