Ascent Global Logistics Blog

July 21, 2020
Shipping Pallets

NMFC Changes Effective August 15, 2020

On July 16, 2020, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) issued Supplement 2 to NMF 100-AT. The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) class code changes will go into effect on August 15, 2020.

June 22, 2020

How Logistics SOPs Help Automate Your Supply Chain

Do you have documented standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place to guide your logistics decisions? How does your team, or 3PL, make routing and mode decisions? Without logistics SOPs in place, you could be creating additional work for your team and adding unnecessary costs to your bottom line.

June 19, 2020

4 Summer Shipping Best Practices

With the first day of summer around the corner, the upcoming warmer weather calls for different supply chain measures to be taken for many businesses. Due to higher temperatures, many types of freight, such as food and beverages, need to be transported via a reefer, also known as a temperature-controlled trailer.

June 17, 2020
Blue cabbed truck with trailer driving down highway in the mountains

Truckload Shipping 101

Shipping via full truckload is one of the most common shipping methods when arranging the transportation of a large volume of freight. Truckload shipping is an excellent solution if the shipper has enough freight to fill at least half of the full trailer capacity, which commonly translates to more than seven standard pallets.

June 1, 2020

How to Streamline RFP Management

Although they are a necessary piece of any bidding process, requests for proposal (RFPs) tend to be time-consuming and complex. Aside from outlining the requirements, RFPs ensure that a partnership is the best fit for all parties involved.

May 19, 2020
Blue cabbed truck with trailer driving down highway in the mountains

How to Simplify Your Truckload Strategies

Are you tired of managing your truckload business through a complex Request for Proposal (RFP) process? As many know, RFPs take a tremendous amount of time and are commonly a headache for transportation department leaders.

May 4, 2020
boxes on pallet with dolly in freight warehouse

4 Reasons to Outsource Logistics

Businesses around the globe are reevaluating day-to-day activities to cut costs and maximize internal resources. That said, one of the most reviewed functions has been transportation. With fewer internal resources, some companies have begun to evaluate outsourcing the movement of raw materials both inbound to manufacturing sites and outbound to final customers.

April 22, 2020

How to Control Transportation Costs through LTL Freight Audit

Saving money on transportation costs has always been a frequent topic of discussion for companies, but recently, it’s been exceptionally top of mind for supply chain executives. Many organizations are looking to control costs and, therefore, CFOs and CEOs alike are looking for unique solutions, such as freight audit, to help lower transportation spend.

April 16, 2020

Guide to Transporting HazMat Fireworks Within the United States

Many fireworks are classified as dangerous goods, also known as hazardous materials (HazMat). It’s no surprise that the transportation process for dangerous goods, such as fireworks, is drastically different compared to general cargo.

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