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HAZMAT Freight Basics

Hazardous Freight A small percentage of shipments travelling on North American highways is classified as Hazardous. According the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS includes those materials designated by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation as posing an unreasonable threat to the public and the environment. The term “Hazardous Materials” includes all of […]

Shipping Documents

Documents Now that you’ve chosen the correct equipment for your freight; you’ll need to understand the proper documentation to accompany your shipment.  The importance of proper documentation can’t be understated.  The deciding factor in most legal disputes in the transport industry comes down to the proper execution of the paperwork that travelling with the shipment. […]

Hundredweight / CWT Pricing

Centum weight CWT or Hundredweight Pricing Centum Weight (CWT) or Hundredweight pricing, a favorite among large LTL carriers, can be a little bit trickier to compare and analyse.  This type of rating was developed prior to deregulation and allowed large LTL carriers to base their rates on a system of “Actual” vs. “Volume or Cubic” […]

What is HAZMAT Freight?

Hazardous Freight A small percentage of shipments travelling on North American highways is classified as Hazardous. According the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS includes those materials designated by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation as posing an unreasonable threat to the public and the environment. The term “Hazardous Materials” includes all of […]

How Does Customs Brokerage Work?

Customs Brokerage Customs brokerage and trucking go hand-in-hand. Most carriers will not pick up a commercial shipment destined to cross an international border unless they can confirm that the shipper is represented by a customs broker. When shipping from the U.S. to Canada a Canadian Broker is required.  When shipping from Canada to the U.S. […]

Flatbed Trailer Types

Flatbed Transport Trailers Flatbed equipment comes in even more flavours than Enclosed trailers.  Flatbed trucking is considered somewhat specialised and drivers hauling this type of equipment need to have a certain skillset for securing and balancing freight. Flatbeds are “Open-Deck” trailers with no walls for roof.  Freight loaded onto these trailers range from heavy duty […]

Enclosed Trailer Types

Enclosed Transport Trailers There are countless equipment configurations in the freight industry designed for specific transportation applications.  In this book we will cover the common pieces and how they are used.  Enclosed trailers are trailers with sidewall and a watertight roof designed to protect freight from the weather related damage. 53’ Dry Van The most […]