Avoiding MABD Fines and Chargebacks: Warehousing And Production

9/7/15 8:00 AM

In the first part of our guide to avoiding Must Arrive BY Date (MABD) fines and chargebacks, we discussed how you can get off on the right foot with your retail buyer by determining what their system of support is and what they will expect from you when it comes to delivery time. 

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Topics: Distribution, Shipping Tips, Retail

Avoiding MABD Fines and Chargebacks: Understanding Retail Buyers

8/31/15 8:00 AM

Landing products on retail shelves or in a big-box store can be one of the most rewarding achievements for a business or entrepreneur. However, managing to keep your retail buyer satisfied can turn out to become one of the most challenging aspects of the retail relationship.

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Topics: Distribution, Shipping Tips, Retail

Averitt's Capacity Options

3/26/14 9:47 AM

Truckload capacity is tight and getting tighter. Below are some options from Averitt that can help you navigate the capacity crunch:

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Topics: Shipping Tips

Hours of Service Changes - Figuring It Out Together

6/1/13 10:25 AM

Compliance, “egregious violation,” 34-hour restart, mandatory breaks … We’ve all been hearing about the HOS changes, and they will soon be enforced, impacting everyone in our industry.

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Topics: Shipping Tips, Industry News

Damages Eating Into Your Freight Spend? Get Tips For Protecting Your Freight

2/1/13 10:27 AM

Averitt is proud to have a 99.6 percent claims-free incident rate, the best quality performance in the industry.

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Topics: Shipping Tips

Who Gets Your Gold Medal? Five Skills Your Long-Haul LTL Provider Must Master

7/1/12 10:33 AM

Like an Olympic gymnast must demonstrate balance, poise, concentration and flexibility, your long-haul carrier has to display certain skills to earn a gold medal from you.

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Topics: Shipping Tips

How Can LTL Innovations Improve Your Supply Chain?

6/1/12 10:35 AM

A recent edition of World Trade magazine features an excellent story on how LTL providers are reevaluating business models, best practices, evolving trends and new technologies for their customers.

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Topics: Shipping Tips

Do Your Carriers Deliver On Their Green Promises?

11/1/11 10:48 AM

Supply chain professionals are watching more closely than ever how their practices impact the environment.

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Topics: Shipping Tips

Four Tips To Narrow Your Long-Haul Carrier Field

5/1/11 10:50 AM
  1. GIVE “CINDERELLA” A CHANCE

    The long-haul market has changed a lot in recent years. The traditional long-haul giants may no longer be the best choice.

    Smaller, more flexible regional providers are increasingly penetrating the long-haul space through integrated technology platforms and collaborative pricing. Your best choice may be a team who is willing to do what the traditional powers won’t do in order to win your business.

  2. FACTOR IN THE FUNDAMENTALS

    In basketball, winning teams play good defense, protect the ball and rebound well.

    While the long-haul marketplace may have changed, the basics of providing outstanding transportation service haven’t.

    Make sure your carrier has a strong track record for delivering reliable, on-time, damage-free service for long-haul shipments.

  3. INSIST ON STABILITY

    It only takes one giant’s collapse to bust your tournament bracket.

    In the transportation world, you can’t afford to place your entire supply chain at risk by putting it in the hands of providers who are financially unstable. A contender should be able to assure you of its stability now and over the long-term future.

  4. VALUE VISIBILITY

    Knowing where your shipments are and when they’re going to arrive helps you plan better and gives you peace of mind. Only give your trophy to long-haul providers who can provide the best in customer service and information technology.

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Topics: Shipping Tips

Three Expert Tips For Reducing Damages And Avoiding Losses

1/1/11 10:53 AM

Getting freight moved to the right place at the right time is the goal of shippers and carriers alike.

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Topics: Shipping Tips