Tips & resources

FTL, PTL, LTL, parcel: how to choose the right shipping option

By David Weakly, Business Development at King Solutions

There is no shortage of shipping options when it comes to moving your freight, and choosing the right service provider is a challenge for every business. While the available shipping options have stayed consistent over the years — shippers have traditionally had the choice of parcel, FTL, PTL, and LTL shipping — the ever-evolving logistics […]

Infrastructure issues are more than bumps in the road

By Chad Erchul, Business Development at King Solutions

The trucking industry hauls about 71 percent of U.S. freight by weight, which adds up to about 80 percent of the nation’s freight bills each year ($738.9 billion in gross freight revenues in 2016). The nation’s trucks hit the roads hard every day of the year. In 2015 alone, more than 33.8 million trucks that […]

Why warehouse optimization is more important than ever

By Peter Tulisaari, Director of Business Development at King Solutions

Speed and efficiency in the warehouse have always been important in logistics management, but the recent capacity crunch has given warehouses a new sense of urgency when loading and unloading trailers. The capacity crunch is playing a role There are fewer carriers on the road, yet more freight is being shipped nationwide. This has caused […]

5 shipping questions that analytics can help answer

By Chad Erchul, Business Development at King Solutions

Analytics are not meant to be used reactively. They are a tool that shippers can use to proactively plan their logistics strategy in order to save money, increase efficiency and better serve their customers. The supply chain is comprised of many moving parts (literally), and in order to better coordinate your strategy and utilize your […]

Shipping is the key to great customer service

By David Weakly, Business Development at King Solutions

When it comes to online retailers and manufacturers, what’s the most important aspect of customer service? Is it communication? Friendly customer service representatives? A stable process for addressing customer issues and complaints? While all of these things are important, there is one aspect that is ultimately more important for customer service: shipping. Good shipping is […]

Save money by optimizing reverse logistics procedures

By Alex Robertson, Business Development at King Solutions

Many businesses breathe a sigh of relief after the rush of the holiday season. Supply chain companies and logistics professionals are not among them. The logistics industry never stops moving, and while the new year brings an end to the increases in retail and e-commerce shopping, January introduces a new challenge to shippers: returns and […]