FreightExchange was designed with with machinery, equipment, fragile and dangerous goods traders in mind. That’s why thousands of customers every day choose FreightExchange to help scale operations, reduce costs by 25% and ship 5x faster.
“Ugly freight” is an industry term used to describe goods that are difficult to transport due to their size, shape, weight or because it requires specialised handling and equipment to move.
Examples of commodities and shipments that are typically difficult to ship include:
Traders shipping ugly freight efficiently need to go the extra mile.
Comparing quotes from multiple carriers: Get quotes from multiple carriers and compare rates to find the most cost-effective option.
Custom packaging: Proper packaging can reduce the amount of space your shipment takes up, and reduce the risk of items being damaged in transit.
Using pallets: Shipping on pallets can make it easier and cheaper to load and unload your shipment.
Shipping pallets (LTL) instead of full trucks (FTL): Less Than Truckload (LTL) or pallet shipping is usually far cheaper than using a Full Truck Load (FTL) as it allows carriers to consolidate loads and save costs.
Great planning: By planning ahead, businesses have time to consolidate loads and use off-peak services to significantly reduce costs.
Traders need to go the extra mile
Automate everything: Automating carrier quoting, carrier selection, consignment tracking, document creation and customer communications reduces the costs of managing freight by reducing manual tasks and double handling.
Freight management used to be about printing labels fast or booking the cheapest rate. However, logistics operations are resource heavy in procurement, finance and customer service, not just the warehouse! That's why, in the past 12 months, we've seen more CFOs taking the lead on streamlining business operations. It's now about ensuring that customer services and finance processes are more efficient too.Read More
Hiring more women in the warehouse translates to more women acquiring specialised skills in manufacturing production, quality control, and supply chain management, particularly in planning, inventory, forecasting or sales.Read More
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