Ascent Global Logistics Blog

October 23, 2018

Knowledge Is Power: Begin Tackling The LTL Over Dimensional (OD) Rules Puzzle!

As the capacity crunch continues, freight demand levels are at an all-time high. LTL carriers are now charging an Over Dimensional fee when a shipment contains an article that is eight or more feet in length.

December 6, 2017

A Shipper’s Guide to Time Critical LTL Holiday Freight

Shipping freight that requires time definite arrival during the holidays can be challenging. However, with an optimum combination of knowledge and technology, managing last minute holiday shipments can be less stressful. To help you ship with intelligence this holiday season, below are three of the top points to know when planning your time critical shipments. 

October 17, 2017

Protect From Freeze: What LTL Shippers Should Know

Harsh winter weather is just around the corner. To help you prepare your LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipments for winter shipping success, our Domestic Freight Management team is here to help. So what is protect from freeze, how much does it typically cost and what proactive steps can shippers take to maximize the investment? 

August 10, 2017

How the August NMFC Changes Could Impact Shipping Rates

As a follow up to our August NMFC Changes eBook, there are some major changes that went into effect on August 5 which shippers should be aware of. One of the most substantial changes is the transition from a 9-tier to an 11-tier density breakdown.

June 22, 2017

[eBook] NMFC Changes – August 2017

Determining the correct NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) is critical to successfull shipping and controlling costs. The NMFC is used by carriers to categorize and identify freight to provide a rate to shippers.

January 16, 2017

Freight Classification & NMFC Rules

Regardless of how much industry experience you have, determining freight classification and staying in line with the National Motor Freight Traffic Association?s (NMFTA) rules, can be frustrating, especially if you get it wrong.