Retrospective: How COVID-19 Has Changed the Logistics Industry
It’s been just over a year since Alberta first felt the devastating effects of COVID-19. Public health, mental health, and the economy have all been hit in such a way that has forced us all to come up with new solutions, processes, and perspectives. The logistics industry is no different, we have been impacted in…Read More
Documents You Need to Ship To the US
Shipping to the United States can give you access to a massive market otherwise unattainable. It’s no wonder that so many businesses, big and small, are reaching out to our Southern neighbours to create trade and consumer relationships. With all that new opportunity comes additional responsibility. Shipping within Alberta or even Canada is a different…Read More
What is a Bonded Warehouse?
When shipping to and from the United States, you may have come across the term “bonded warehouse,” but what exactly is it and how does it work? This week we are going to explore exactly what this term means, and how bonded warehouses can benefit shippers sending freight internationally. How it Works As soon…Read More
Safely Shipping Hazardous Materials
Hazardous materials require special care and attention during the shipping process to ensure they are transported safely. This type of freight poses a risk to the container it’s travelling in as well as anyone handling it. Misconduct could be disastrous, and so the Government of Canada has set down specific rules and regulations for the…Read More
Why You Might Need Heated Freight
Canada, and Alberta especially, is a land of temperature extremes. From freezing snow squalls to the sweltering summer heat, many businesses transporting their goods need to take temperature fluctuations into consideration when arranging logistics. During the winter, heated trucks become more important than ever. This week we want to take a look at how these…Read More
Proper Packaging: What it Saves You!
There are so many elements to what you do: marketing, customer service, manufacturing, sourcing, and more! It can feel like something as simple as packaging is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The truth, however, is that the proper packaging is a simple step that can help mitigate issues and expedite your shipping process.…Read More
Technology is an integral part of our modern-day life. From home to office, it touches nearly every part of our day. That’s why more and more companies are shipping electronics, whether they specialize in selling or developing technology or just need to get it moved to another space. This week we want to take a…Read More
Holiday Shipping: What to Expect during COVID?
As more and more consumers are choosing to do the bulk of their holiday shopping virtually, businesses are seeing a sudden spike in online sales that is even higher than usual. Because of this, getting products out efficiently and on time can feel overwhelming for small to mid-sized businesses. The good news is that there…Read More
Cost-Effective Shipping for Small Businesses
Running a successful business involves a lot of budgeting. We get it, we do the same thing in order to keep our company thriving! In the current economic climate, many businesses are looking for ways to cut down on costs without sacrificing the quality of their services and products. We want to share with you…Read More
Freight Claims and You
Freight claims are designed with the intention for the carrier to make up for a mishap in such a way that their position is as good as it would have been if the carrier had completed their tasks according to the bill of lading. Damage or loss claims aren’t something shippers and carriers really like…Read More