Insights

Whether you’re shipping freight for the first time or are arranging shipments daily, it’s inevitable you’ll run into a question you don’t have the answer to. Melton Logistics is here to help! Check out these articles that detail the ins and outs of the transportation industry, written by our team with combined decades of experience in logistics.

How to Choose a Shipping Carrier for Your Business

How to Choose a Shipping Carrier for Your BusinessMelton Logistics - 06/20/2024In today’s market, selecting the right shipping carrier is crucial for businesses of all sizes. Depending on the industry and the areas you operate within, the options can seem endless and...

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The Importance of Logistics During Natural Disasters

The Importance of Logistics During Natural DisastersMelton Logistics - 05/16/2024Uncover effective logistics strategies for post-disaster recovery. From earthquakes to floods, ensure your supply chain's resilience against natural disasters. Hurricanes, wildfires,...

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The History of Logistics Technology

The History of Logistics TechnologyMelton Logistics - 05/09/2024When thinking about the technology available to us today in the logistics industry, there are more resources than ever before. Modern loading bays, shipping ports, and cargo planes with deliveries...

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Sustainability in Logistics

Sustainability in Logistics  Melton Logistics - 05/03/2024To understand the importance of sustainable logistics, we have to first understand how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Prior to the 1900’s, most transportation of goods was done slowly via...

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Tips for Managing a Successful Request for Quote/RFQ

Tips for Managing a Successful Request for Quote/RFQMelton Logistics - 04/25/2024Annual Request for Quotes (RFQs) are an invaluable tool for shippers that allows them to take advantage of the current transportation market. A company’s request for proposal processes...

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Protecting Your Business Against Supply Chain Fraud

Protecting Your Business Against Supply Chain FraudMelton Logistics - 04/04/2024Scammers in the transportation industry can be very convincing. In many ways, they too are logistics experts. They are extremely familiar with the industry, having thoroughly evaluated it...

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Learn About Logistics Jobs: Account Manager

Learn About Logistics Jobs: Account ManagerMelton Logistics - 03/08/2024According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the logistics field is projected to grow a staggering 18% between 2022-2032, much higher than the average rate of growth for an industry....

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What are Accessorial Charges in Transportation?

What are Accessorial Charges in Transportation?Melton Logistics - 02/28/2024Accessorial charges refer to additional services or charges associated with a shipment beyond the standard costs associated with the transportation of your products. Examples include liftgate...

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Navigating Over-Dimensional Shipments

Navigating Over-Dimensional ShipmentsMelton Logistics - 02/22/2024If you have traveled the highways throughout the US, you have likely seen over-dimensional shipments with warning flags, signage, and strobe flashers, among other safety precautions, making slow...

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Navigate Freight Rates: Factors that Affect Shipping Costs

Navigate Freight Rates: Factors that Affect Shipping CostsMelton Logistics - 02/08/2024If you’re looking to get your freight shipped for a good price, it’s important to know what factors can cause your shipping rates to increase or decrease. These price changes can...

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