FedEx Announces 2016 General Rate Increase and Other Changes

FedEx Announces 2016 General Rate Increase and Other Changes

Posted Sep 17, 2015

By Rob Martinez – President & CEO, Shipware, LLC, (a business partner of Broussard Logistics). FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective Jan. 4, 2016 as follows: FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services.... Read more

Attention Shippers: The Easiest Way To Lower Parcel Cost (And Fast)

Attention Shippers: The Easiest Way To Lower Parcel Cost (And Fast)

Posted Sep 11, 2015

Previously, we’ve touched on dozens of simple ways to reduce freight costs. No doubt you already know that controlling transportation costs can make the difference between finishing a quarter in the red or in the black. These solutions can be relatively simple, like switching to bubble wrap (75% cheaper than foam spacers). Then there’s solutions... Read more

Don’t Get Left Behind: Lower Parcel Price in 5 Easy Steps

Don’t Get Left Behind: Lower Parcel Price in 5 Easy Steps

Posted Sep 09, 2015

Is your business looking to reduce parcel costs? Then you aren’t alone. Lower fuel prices have been a boon to many sectors of the economy in 2015, especially industries related to transportation and shipping. But that’s often not enough to cut down on shipping costs. So here are five strategies for lowering parcel prices: Can... Read more

5 Basic Ways To Cut Down on your LTL Shipping Costs in 2015

5 Basic Ways To Cut Down on your LTL Shipping Costs in 2015

Posted Aug 18, 2015

Moving Less-than-Truckload freight not just efficiently, but cost-efficiently poses unique challenges to shippers. Although falling gas prices have been a blessing on the transportation industry, LTL shipping still has to contend with the effects of truck driver shortages, higher rates, and congested infrastructure. So how can you save money in LTL shipping? 1. Shift Costs... Read more

The Right 3PL Bridges Gap Between Shippers and Carriers

The Right 3PL Bridges Gap Between Shippers and Carriers

Posted Aug 12, 2015

In the minds of some shippers, a common objection to working with a third party logistics (3PL) firm is that they ‘get between’ the shipper and the carrier. There can be a misconception that creating another layer by adding a 3PL as a vendor might reduce communication or disrupt service. This couldn’t be further from... Read more

Update: In August 2015, Truck Driver Shortage Worse Than Ever

Update: In August 2015, Truck Driver Shortage Worse Than Ever

Posted Aug 11, 2015

By its very nature, the entire transportation industry is connected in both direct and subtle ways. A slowdown in oil production can increase fuel prices around the world. A strike at a West Coast port could tie up trade in Asia. Congested, backed up rail lines are causing longer commutes for workers. But one problem... Read more