If you ship to residences or farms be sure to ask your customer if they would be willing to pickup the freight at the terminal. This can save your customers money on freight. Often times a terminal inst too far from your customer. If the terminal is too far and for example you are shipping […]
Density based Freight When it comes to classifying freight one of the biggest things to take into consideration is density. Certain items you may hear are density based. Typically the denser the item, the lower the class rule applies. When it comes to freight when you have a low class high density item it will […]
If you are looking to ship heavy engines or transmissions one if the first things to do is to properly classify the product. Let’s look at Engines: Most Engines will move under NMFC 120800 in which the class is calculated off of release value and how the product is packaged. If you are shipping a […]
At PNG Logistics, we do not ship perishable goods; however, we do provide hazmat shipping solutions. We route hazmat shipments such as fertilizer, paint, batteries, and various chemical solutions. As with any area of logistics, hazmat shipments come with their own set of classifications. Hazmat classification deals with UN Numbers. Listed below is a quick […]
When determining density don’t forget to account the size of the skid. Take for example a piece of machinery that is 20X20X48 and weighs 200 lbs if you calculate density of the product alone the product would have a DCPF of 18. Now if you put the product on a 48X48 skid the density drops […]
One of the most common items shipped today is machinery and machinery parts. As we have discussed in previous blogs, when shipping machinery or anything else LTL via common carrier it is important to determine freight class. Most machinery and machinery parts will be classified as Item 133300 with different sub numbers depending on the […]
“35 Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. 36 Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest Hin…” Lev 19 35-36 Carriers are more likely to reweigh and reclassify freight now more than ever. A few years ago this was not the case. The LTL carriers have […]
The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a international shipping program that was put in place in order to aid in economic growth of developing countries. This program provides duty-free entry for certain territories and countries. This program had expired on December 31, 2010; however, President Obama signed legislation in October, 2011 which will […]
Every company is looking to keep their freight costs low and have their shipments arrive without damage and on time. These 3 goals are crucial to keeping any business running smoothly; however, these are the 3 areas that suffer when a company chooses to go with preferred routing guides. Some businesses with come […]
PNGLC has been able to help engineers, pump and hydraulic manufacturers, as well as distributors in the hydraulics industry. We have the experience to identify proper freight class, to recognize which products require additional insurance due to their high value, and to manage various shipping methods (such as drop shipments and inbound shipments). Transit times […]
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PNG Logistics is a full service Third Party Logistics (3PL) company that has helped hundreds of clients to lower their freight costs and increase shipping efficiencies. Our service is highly personalized and every shipment we handle is managed by an experienced logistics expert with our clients' best interest in mind.
In addition to enhanced service and peace of mind, PNG clients typically enjoy freight cost savings from 10% to 40% compared to their current transportation and shipping costs.
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