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The Ultimate Guide to Heavy Equipment Trucking & Transportation

Safely and effectively transporting heavy equipment like excavators, bulldozers, graders, backhoes, and more requires the right expertise—and the right equipment.  If you’re moving heavy machinery around the U.S., we’ll show you what you need to know. Because of its size, weight, and special securement requirements, transporting heavy equipment comes with a few challenges.   Once you know the ins and outs of transporting this important (and valuable!) cargo, you’ll have a grasp on what it takes to execute a safe and cost-effective heavy equipment move.   In This ArticleUnderstanding Heavy Equipment Transportation: Definitions and Legal Requirements What Classifies as Heavy Equipment? What Are the FMCSA Regulations for...

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What Is an Indirect Air Carrier? And When to Use One

When you need goods or supplies ASAP, then sending them by air is your fastest, most reliable method to get your shipment to its destination. For some shipments, it might feel easy to call UPS, FedEx, or DHL. However, these types of carriers have their limitations—especially when you’re shipping items to Hawaii.   In this article, we’ll show you why you might want to expand your list of Hawaii air freight options to include indirect air carriers. IACs, like freight forwarders, can often offer you cheaper, faster, and more flexible options for moving air cargo. They might also be the right choice for your next...

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Looking at the Real Costs of Sustainable Logistics

Transportation companies, logistics providers, conscious consumers, and green-leaning businesses are all looking for ways to make shipping more sustainable. Whether you’re talking about moving goods, materials, or supplies as freight or getting small parcels in the hands of consumers, green logistics is a hot topic right now.   In some ways, supply chain optimization is built for sustainability. Creating efficiencies can also lead to things like emissions savings. However, in some cases, the sustainable solution isn’t always the cheapest one. To offer just one example, some companies are feeling the pinch when it comes to using more expensive biofuels to power the planes and boats...

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How to Avoid Ocean Freight Fees: Per Diem, Detention, and Demurrage

Keeping your supply chain optimized means keeping a close eye on your costs, including any “extra” fees that can creep onto your ocean freight invoice.   With consumer spending down, inventory at high levels, and warehouse space at a premium, some businesses have found themselves confronted with per diem charges. Rather than accepting them as par for the course, it’s possible to reduce these “extra” charges—or eliminate them completely.   We’ll show you exactly what these per diem charges are, and we’ll give you some strategies for avoiding them. We’ll also walk you through several other ocean freight charges—detention and demurrage—so you can take control...

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4 Things to Look for in Your Kauaʻi Freight Provider

Sending freight to and from a remote place like Hawaii comes with a lot of moving parts. And when it involves one of Hawaii’s neighbor islands, like Kauaʻi, things can get even more complicated.   However, choosing an experienced, all-in-one can make things significantly easier. You’ll only have to deal with one company. Additionally, if they’re able to provide a range of freight services, that can lighten your load significantly. (And, in some cases, literally!)   Below, you’ll find our list of what to look for in a Kauaʻi freight provider. As you’ll see, a company that can deliver on all four of these will...

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Your Complete Guide to Shipping Freight from Asia to the U.S.

Nine of the United States’ top 20 trade partners are in Asia. Together, these countries traded $1.18 trillion in freight with the United States in 2019 alone, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.   If you’re planning on jumping into this market by shipping freight from Asia to the United States, we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find our complete guide to moving cargo from Asia—including countries like China, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and more—to the U.S. We’ll show you everything you need to know to get your goods from your suppliers in Asia to your location in the U.S.—safely and easily. First, let’s...

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