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The supply chain industry is an ever changing landscape.

First Call Logistics offers perspective on the logistics industry from a shipper, carrier view point.

2209, 2021

The Impact of Natural Disasters & Severe Weather on Freight Shipping

September 22nd, 2021|

Inclement weather is one of the toughest challenges businesses in the shipping industry will face. Natural disasters affect the transportation of freight in a number of ways, from delaying your supply chain and raising costs, to extreme cases of lost freight and damaged goods. Difficult to predict and potentially devastating to local areas your [...]

1709, 2021

How Produce Transport Works (and Why You’ll Want an Expert)

September 17th, 2021|

The food and beverage industry is vast, and requires increasingly sustainable solutions for the challenges it faces now and in the future. Feeding an estimated 10 billion people by 2050 means some major changes are likely in store, from drastically reducing food waste to improving overall soil and water management. Much of the responsibility [...]

1609, 2021

Women and the Future of Truck Driving

September 16th, 2021|

Truck driving has been a male-dominated field for decades. Women have not flocked to careers in truck driving for a number of reasons, but the last 13 years have seen a welcome shift. Since 2008, the number of women truck drivers has jumped from 4.9% to 7% of America’s over-the-road truck drivers. Changes in [...]

1309, 2021

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 13th, 2021|

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of truck drivers in a time when they’re needed more than ever. Truck drivers undergo rigorous training and regularly face challenges to provide people with the goods and commodities they need. In the midst of COVID-19, it’s vital to recognize truck [...]

909, 2021

What You Need to Know About Drop Trailer Services

September 9th, 2021|

Supply chain management is all about efficiency. Each year more retail customers are growing to expect faster shipping times as the norm, and more businesses expect optimal product delivery without delays or excuses. Efficient transport requires smart logistical solutions, which is where drop trailer programs make their mark. Drop trailer programs allow drivers to [...]

209, 2021

An Introduction to Less Than Truckload (LTL) Freight

September 2nd, 2021|

The world of transportation logistics is all about optimizing loads to save time and money. What do businesses do when their shipments don’t fill a full truckload? Less than truckload (LTL) freight provides a convenient solution that saves shippers money. What is LTL Freight? Less than truckload freight is a method of transporting small [...]

2608, 2021

An Introduction to Temperature-Controlled Shipping

August 26th, 2021|

While the world of shipping may seem pretty straightforward, there are many products that need special protection from the elements. Many companies turn to temperature-controlled shipping, including refrigerated trucks, as the solution. This article explains what temperature-controlled shipping is and how it benefits a vast array of businesses. What Is Temperature-Controlled Shipping? Refrigerated shipping [...]

2508, 2021

The Basics of 3PL Warehousing Services

August 25th, 2021|

If you’re in the business of storing and shipping, you know that the proper management of existing inventory can have a major impact on your customers’ experience and your own bottom line. Whether you’re an e-commerce brand shipping directly to customers or a brick-and-mortar store outgrowing your current capacity for storage, well-organized warehousing solutions [...]

1607, 2021

The Basics of Flatbed Trailer Shipping

July 16th, 2021|

Just like in the movie Jaws, sometimes you need a bigger boat. Or in this case, a bigger truck. When you need to ship a load that’s taller, wider, or heavier than your dry van capacity can handle, a flatbed trailer is a great option for moving your bulky freight. These flattened hauling platforms [...]

1606, 2021

3PL 101: Dry Van Full Truckload

June 16th, 2021|

Taking the next step to grow or scale your business can be a tricky task. You know that you need to scale your shipping and logistics, but you’re not sure what methods are best for you. For many businesses in the same position, dry van shipping is a popular option among carriers and shippers. [...]


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