Ascent Global Logistics Blog

April 20, 2020
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COVID-19: How We’re Helping PPE Importers Navigate New Regulations

As the U.S. continues to battle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first responders, health care professionals and other essential workers on the front lines continue to deal with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

April 16, 2020
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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.

April 15, 2020
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NMFC Changes Effective April 25, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) issued Supplement 1 to NMF 100-AT. The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) class code changes will go into effect on April 25, 2020.

April 14, 2020
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How Freight Audit and Pay Improves Workforce Management

Each year, shippers spend hundreds, even thousands, of hours examining freight bills for accuracy. Thorough freight audit is necessary to prevent overcharging, but is the time that it takes internal resources to audit carrier bills the best use of time?

April 6, 2020
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LTL Rates: The Difference Between Contract, Volume and Spot

Do you know the key differences between contract, volume and spot less-than-truckload (LTL) rates? What about the advantages and disadvantages of each option? Our transportation experts are here to help you understand the most common types of LTL shipping rates.

March 30, 2020
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COVID-19 & Logistics: 3 Tips from Ascent

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc on global supply chains. While China’s manufacturing and logistical networks have started recovering, the U.S. is just beginning to feel the COVID-19 logistics impact. Ascent’s global transportation and trade team has compiled three tips to help companies know what to expect in the weeks to come. 

March 11, 2020
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How PEAK Technology Removes Friction Between Buyers and Sellers

Each year, importers place millions of purchase orders with overseas suppliers. With little to no visibility, collaboration, or transparency in place, importers spend countless hours each week manually managing their purchase orders.

March 9, 2020
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Coronavirus Update

New developments continue surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Below are the critical things you should know:

February 26, 2020
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Weekly International Trade Update

Over the last week, many events in international trade and the global supply chain have occurred. Below is a recap of the critical things you should know:

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