Logistics Tip Sheets
We know understanding all the ins and outs of your logistics can be challenging. We've spent 20 years honing these skills and have captured the knowledge in these easy-to-follow downloadable sheets.
Billing Terms & Corrections
Accurate Billing Terms, Fewer Billing Corrections
Accurate billing terms are essential, as they dictate everything from rates to who pays. If you have the correct terms, you won’t need corrections.
Helpful Tips for the Best Freight Claim Outcomes
Claims must be submitted to the carrier within 9 months of delivery date or anticipated delivery date (for lost shipments).
Checklist for Hazardous Materials shipments
Be meticulous when filling out paperwork for shipments containing hazardous materials. Even a small omission in the description of the contents, making a mistake or failing to classify the material correctly, can be catastrophic and result in loss of goods, transport vehicles and even life.
Incoterms: Point of delivery and transfer of risk
A table of incoterms showing the seller's obligation, the transfer of risk, and the buyer's obligation.
Imports & Exports: How to arrange your
Whether moving your international shipments by air or ocean, having the correct details on the quote and understanding the specific terms for imports and exports is critical.
Freight Classification for LTL: What it is and best practices
Why does freight class matter? Because proper classification saves time and money. Avoiding the time and expense of a carrier reclassing your freight streamlines your shipping. And packaging your shipment to allow for the lowest class possible affects your rate.
Freight Classes Table
Class Name / Samples / Weight Per Cubic Foot / Cost
Freight Classes table of the most common goods and classes
Dealing with Freight Charge Disputes
Freight shipping is all about managing variables and anticipating costs. But what happens when you are assessed unexpected charges that you don’t think are correct? You dispute the fee.
OTP: The ins and outs
You're probably familiar with On-Time Performance (OTP), as carriers report on it frequently. We'll show that what's involved goes beyond if a shipment hit on time or not, and how you can contribute to raising the percentage of your on-time deliveries.
Quotes & Pickups
How to avoid delays and double work
Logistics is all about speed and efficiency. IL2000 and carriers play a significant role in keeping shipments moving, but there are things you can do to ensure your quotes and scheduled pickups go as planned.