Transportation Costs

Quick Step-by-Step Guide to Filing FedEx Claims

If FedEx is late delivering your shipment to your customer, you may be eligible for a refund through the FedEx claims process. Backed by the FedEx money-back guarantee, the carrier will refund the entire shipping costs whenever your package is delivered later than the committed time.  While this promise may have been suspended during COVID-19’s …

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What Are Accessorial Trucking Charges & How to Avoid the Most Common Freight Charges

Whether you ship daily or once a month, you’ve more than likely incurred accessorial trucking charges. These additional transportation charges are extra expenses charged to you or the receiver for service that was offered outside of normal procedures.  No matter the size of your company, it’s imperative you have a strategic eye on and plan …

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A Guide to Transportation Contract Management & Other Types of Contract

Virtually every business has a relationship with a transportation company, which should be documented in a formal contract called a transportation contract. These legally binding documents highlight the array of services the transportation company provides you including, local rail drayage services, motor carriers, freight forwarding, and others.  The transportation contract is designed to document all …

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Efficiently Move Forward with Transportation Cost Reduction

No matter your industry, transportation costs are a big component of your supply chain and logistics spend. Most research suggests transportation costs represent northward of 50% of the entire budget. And these costs are typically passed onto the customer.  Because of the importance of your transportation costs, it’s always beneficial to strategize and use transportation …

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