Ascent Global Logistics Blog

January 16, 2017

8 Freight Terms You Must Know & Why

Whether you’re new to the transportation industry or brushing up on your terminology, it can be challenging to understand freight related terms. Without insight into what the terms mean and how to apply them to your shipments, logistics can become frustrating – especially when the terms are related to charges.

January 16, 2017

Supplying to Walmart 101: What is an Order Write?

One of the most important pieces to understand when supplying product to Walmart is the order write. Below our team has outlined exactly what an order write is and why it is important to understand.

January 16, 2017

How Retail Consolidation Can Help Walmart Suppliers

How can consolidation help Walmart suppliers? Consolidation helps Walmart suppliers become more efficient by converting typical LTL (Less-than Truckload) shipments to FTL (Full Truckload) shipments. Essentially, consolidation combines freight from multiple Walmart vendors into one truck to increase efficiencies and minimize costs.

January 16, 2017

Avoiding Costly Shipping Mistakes: Linear Foot Rule

In a recent shipment, an Ascent client ran into a costly shipping mistake that we often see. In this situation, the shipper faced additional carrier charges due to miscommunication. The freight was called into the carrier and reported on the BOL ¬†with the dimensions of 40″x48″ (13.3′);

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