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The Q1 TD Cowen/AFS Freight Index showed Truckload rates still “hovering near the bottom” even though other modes’ rates seem to have increased or leveled

It may be close to April 1 but that doesn’t mean you should be fooled into thinking your trucking charges are letter-perfect. Here’s a quick

Quick show of hands: Who watched Groundhog Day for the umpteenth time last month? Most viewers will tell you that it’s a story of a

Last month, AFS mentioned that during December, FedEx implemented one new fuel surcharge increase while UPS implemented two. Was that a typo by chance? Unfortunately,

Here’s a quick look at several ways that LTL carriers’ recent accessorial increases could be putting the sneeze – oops, we meant squeeze – on

It’s time for another round of “Two Truths and a Lie” where you try to figure out which two statements are true and which one

FedEx and UPS introduced peak season surcharges as a way to compensate for the need to hire more workers and buy or rent additional machinery

Fuel is the only surcharge that applies to every small package that is shipped. While there are a plethora of other surcharges, they are only

The payment environment has drastically changed in the past few years. Up until recently, payment terms for FedEx and UPS were 30 days. If payments

With Groundhog Day just around the corner, it’s only fitting that the latest release of the TD Cowan/AFS Freight Index has us feeling a lot

Two of the world’s major canals have been making a lot of headlines – and handling a much smaller amount of shipping traffic – thanks to two

With 2024 already in full swing, here are a few suggestions to pave the way for a considerably smoother and less costly post-holiday returns season.

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