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The Many Advantages of Full Truckload Shipping

Full truckload shipping involves freight that takes up an entire truck. That means if you're using truckload shipping, your freight will be the only one on the truck, and the truck is going straight from the origin to the destination. Advantages of full truckload shipping Full truckload shipping, depending on your origin, destination, and fuel [...]


Helpful Freight Shipping Tips For Every Trade Show You Attend This Year

Trade shows are a wonderful way for corporations all over the country to showcase their products and services. In fact, up to 80% of marketers believe that live events like trade shows are critical to a company's success.   While trade shows can be incredibly beneficial for a company, they don’t go smoothly without a [...]


The Benefits of Using TMS Software For Freight Shipping

  There are many factors that go into the shipping process, and in order to drive your supply chain, you’ll need to understand how to best optimize your operations. Managing carriers and shipments can be chaotic, but there’s a way for 3PL providers to perform their best work. As a seasoned logistics service provider that [...]


4 Common Questions About Truckload Logistics Answered

When outsourcing your freight shipments with another company, you probably have some questions. You want to make sure you know exactly what's going on with your freight, and that's understandable. Here are some of the most common questions about truckload logistics and their answers. What are truckload logistics? Truckload logistics deal with truckload shipping. It [...]


The 4 Characteristics That Determine Your Freight Class for LTL Shipping

  The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) sets the standard for classifying freight for less than truckload shipping services based on four characteristics, which are density, stowability, handling, and liability. These commodities are grouped into one of 18 different freight classes that range from 50 to 500. Classes include things like specialty freight, expedited freight, [...]


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 [...]