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Small businesses struggling with shipping and logistics will soon have an opportunity to go back to school" with Small Business Transportations revamped Freight101 website (http://www.Freight101.com). The site, built from the ground up with first time shippers in mind, launches June 1st with new features to make it easy for companies of any size to develop a shipping solution customized for their business. The new site will provide both expanded service options and a new collection of resources aimed at smaller quantity shippers, particularly first-time shippers.
Small Business Transportation, a pioneer in LTL (Less Than Load) shipping for small business, is introducing â€œThe ABC's of Shipping" to assist the exploding market of Ebay PowerSellers and other online auction dealers in navigating the sometimes confusing world of freight shipping. This new feature gives new customers a simple view of the process of choosing and scheduling shipping, and provides quick access for frequent shippers.
The new Freight Resource Center makes it easy for customers to learn the steps to freight shipping success. The Freight Resource Center taps the collective wisdom of SBT's staff of experienced account managers. Most of the common questions about shipping and logistics are answered, and there is a large collection of internet resources to help new customers. Additionally, the Freight Resource Center sells necessary shipping supplies, such as packaging.
For frequent customers, access to user accounts means the ability to save and retrieve their own customers details for easy repeat shipping. Customers can also print bills of lading, shipping labels and reports.
There is also Freight Auction, where truckers looking for a load to haul on their return trip, also known as a backhaul," can post their equipment and destination details. They are matched with a customer for low-cost shipping that benefits both parties. This combination of features positions SBT as an innovator for LTL shipping and logistics, according to Felix Diaz, vice president of operations for SBT.
The new features of Freight101 are based on the great feedback of our customers over the years. We have collected the necessary knowledge for a small business to receive the cost savings of LTL shipping, but we've also reduced the time commitment necessary for our customers to make this a success," remarked Diaz.
Small Business Transportation, a pioneer in shipping for small business, is also extending their service to offer full truckload shipping to their customers. This additional service highlights the fact that the competitive advantage of SBT's logistics solutions has helped their customers grow to the point that they need shipping options for larger loads.
We've always had the capability to offer truckload shipping, but it wasn't a primary need of customers. As our customers have grown and their shipping needs have expanded, offering truckload shipping became desirable for all of us," commented Diaz.
SBT is also adding an additional 20 carriers. With over 70 available carriers, customers have a much broader range of scheduling and price options. More shipping choices means quicker deliveries overall, making it easier for SBT's staff to customize effective solutions for every shipper.
These anticipated upgrades move Freight101.com into the top ranks of small business shipping and logistics providers. The growing need for truckload and LTL shipping among small business owners should make SBT a popular destination for small business owners in the years to come.
Contract carriers are trucking companies that work by contract and agreement with shippers to deliver goods throughout the country. Truckload carriers sometimes work in conjunction with other modes of transportation to move goods around the country. Truck transport moves 69% of all goods throughout the US.
They are used with companies that have need of regular transportation of goods. Dedicated freight carriers carry food, building supplies, household goods and every other kind of cargo. Contract carrier services are typically used by larger businesses to transport goods on a regular schedule. Businesses that need contract carriers to move their cargo make long-term agreements with carriers as to pricing, type of trucks needed (refrigerated trucks, for example), as well as insurance conditions.
Get info on contract carriers basics
Contract carrier service falls under the broad umbrella of the trucking industry as a whole. If you're thinking of entering into a trucking contract, learn more about contract carriers basics. Look at trucking industry commentary for more info on contract trucking, as it can provide basic insight on contract trucking and dedicated carriers.
Freight101.com for a good list of frequently asked questions on contract trucking.
Freight101.com Offers Real-Time Shipping Quote API, Allows Retailers and Wholesalers to Quote Their Customers for LTL Freight
Small Business Transport, a leader in shipping for over twenty years, is pleased to announce they have made getting accurate shipping quotes and information to online customers even easier than before. Using SBT's Freight 101.com web interface, businesses with shopping cart websites can offer their customers real time shipping quotes.
Taking care of retailer and wholesaler transportation needs has long been a specialty of Small Business Transport. With uniquely personal service they can create the perfect shipping program for any sort of business. At their website, www.freight101.com, SBT's staff can design a customized logistics program to meet the needs of any company, their customers, and their budget. On average SBT and Freight 101's shipping charges are 20 to 30% less than other transport companies.
However, you need not trade quality for price. Small Business Transport could not have stayed in business as long as they have without delivering quality. The benchmark of quality among shippers is their claim ratio, meaning the percentage of freight that has claims of damage or loss. The average claim ratio in the freight industry is 1.5%; SBT shatters this number with a claims rate of .25%. This means, on average, a business is six times more likely to have problems getting their freight delivered by other shippers than Freight 101. They are understandably very proud of this figure
A business looking for a full service shipper should search no further than Freight 101.com. Wherever they need freight shipped and whatever they are shipping, Freight 101.com has the answer. They offer full and less than truck load shipping. They carry parcels and letters and can even handle hazardous materials safely and inexpensively.
Freight 101.com customers have the ability to integrate their shipping quotes with their web site to provide real-time shipping rates for merchandise sold on their own websites. Having instant access to so many trucking firms, Freight 101.com provides flexibility unheard of with other trucking and shipping companies.
A Freight Resource Center helps people new to the world of 'Less Than Truckload' shipping learn the terminology and the processes of truckload shipping. No matter what businesses a merchant is getting into, the Resource Center is the place to go to begin understanding the complexities of shipping, a vital part of any retail operation.
Freight 101.com provides a glossary of shipping terms, a freight density calculator, multiple carrier claim forms, and other useful tools. By taking a look at the Suppliers section of the Resource Center customers can find car transporters, home movers, and packing and crating companies.
Freight 101.com offers instant free shipping quotes for first time visitors and frequent customers can register and receive customized rating applications, higher discounts, save customers to online address books, create bill of ladings, and run useful shipping reports. By using Freight 101.com's Truckload Board users can find carriers looking to fill incomplete truckloads and an interactive map of the U.S. for determining distances to be shipped.
These are just a few of the many excellent services provided by a top-notch customer service team available either online or on the phone. Small Business Transport has always placed great importance on customer service and strives to provide a level of quality interaction with their customers that matches their dedication to getting shipments on the road and delivered on time.
â€œIt is a history of listening to our customers that is at the heart of the constant improvements and expansions of the SBT and its website,â€ said vice-president Felix Diaz, â€œThe business world changes everyday and SBT is committed to reaching the shipping goals of the future by bringing innovation and technology to trucking.â€
Building trust by treating customers as partners, providing an excellent quality service by keeping abreast of the latest in technology, and an intimate knowledge of the industries they serve make SBT and Freight 101 the king of the road transport business.