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LTL Transportation Companies – Direct Service vs. Hub and Spoke

There are two distinct ways that LTL shipments are transported in North America by LTL Transportation Companies.  Most people don’t appreciate the difference.  Here’s an explanation of the two systems and their advantages and disadvantages. Hub and Spoke LTL Transportation … Continue reading

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A year in Review: Chemical Transportation

The topic of this article in my Chemical Transportation Blog is a review of chemical transportation in 2010 and any and all highlights involving chemical transportation in 2010. I’ve also included links to the specific articles in my Chemical Transportation … Continue reading

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Safety Horror Story Stems from Poorly Loaded Flatbed

This article is going to read like the “Darwin Awards”. For those unfamiliar, the Darwin Awards “go to those who’s less-than-stellar plans that “seemed like a good idea at the time” commemorate the improvement of the human species by honoring … Continue reading

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5 Scary But True Things About Heat Season

  November 1st is generally the time of year that most chemical transportation shippers start to require heat on liquid chemical shipments. In light of it coinciding with Halloween, I thought I’d share “5 Scary but true” things about Heat … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Carbon Footprint of Trucks and Shipments

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The Easiest Way to Ship Between Canada and the United States

If you are shipping to Canada or shipping between Canada and the United States, it can be confusing and time consuming. You have to prepare the right paperwork have a customs broker set up and then make sure you select a carrier who is experienced in crossing the border. A transportation broker can make that simple for you. Continue reading

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DSN’s new Look

Direct Service Newtwork Ltd. and DSN Express Inc. will now be known as DSN Chemcial Transportation. Our new web address will be www.chemicaltransportation.com Continue reading

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What a 3PL Can do for YOU

A 3PL (Third Party Logistics Company) is a non-asset based company (doesn’t own trucks or equipment) that can help you

1. reduce costs,

2. reduce risk

3. save time and expense in the implementation of your logistics strategy.

Here’s how they do it…. Continue reading

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I think we’re in for a tight freight market…rates will rise.

Lock in capacity commitments and take a look at increasing their freight spend budget. I fear those who don’t will be left out in the cold in the months to come having to bid for trucks on the open market. Highest bidder gets the truck! Instead of all the carriers calling you, you’ll be calling carriers begging for equipment Continue reading

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All about Tranportation Claims

Many companies make costly mistakes when handling transportation claims that result in claims not getting paid. There is a specific process that must be followed to ensure that the carrier involved pays the claim. If the shipper or consignee, do not follow this process, the carrier will have an “out” and not pay the claim. Then you’ll end up in court and give yourself a lot of headaches you don’t need. At Direct Service Network, we coach our clients through this process to ensure their claims are paid by the carrier involved. Continue reading

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