Author: ATA Cargo

5 Mar by ATA Cargo

The New Dimensional Weight Pricing Mechanism and Its Implications on Freight Shipping Costs

As the world becomes hyper-connected, the demand for rapid response for concealed freight damage, general freight damage or missing items from shipments has changed. On April 18, 2015, the National Motor Freight Traffic Assocation® has amended the NMFC rules regarding the required time frames for reporting concealed freight damage. Since third-party logistics providers (3PLs), especially those involved in order […]
5 Mar by ATA Cargo

8 Action Items Shippers Can Take to Minimize the Cost Effects of DIM Pricing for Less-Than-Truckload Shipping

The latest industry-pricing trend, dimensional weight pricing, or often referred as “DIM Pricing,” calls for LTL freight cost calculations using pounds per cubic foot of space occupied on the truck. Both UPS and FedEx recently announced dimension-weight pricing plans for parcel/small packages effective Dec. 29 and Jan. 1, respectively. Shippers using LTL freight options will […]
5 Mar by ATA Cargo

Freight Forwarders: Thinking Outside the Box

Given its size, profitability, and expected growth rates, freight forwarding is among the most attractive segments in the North American transportation services market. Staying attractive, however, will require addressing some strategic imperatives. Freight forwarding is rebounding from the economic meltdown. In North America, the segment earns annual revenues upwards of $40 billion, operating margins up […]