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24/7 Customer Service in Logistics Management: Why Prioritizing Support is Vital

24/7 customer service in logistics is more than solving their problems. It’s about efficient logistics management. Providing round-the-clock support is vital for logistics companies and their customers’ bottom line.  Businesses rely on logistics providers to ship their commodities safely and successfully. In return,...

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Safe Freight is a Priority: How to Ensure Road Safety While Transporting Freight 

Ensuring you have safe freight while in transit is crucial to prevent a wide range of road safety hazards. From hazardous material spills to fleet accidents and cargo theft, finding qualified freight carriers that prioritize safety helps ensure your commodities are protected.  There are also government regulations for...

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Cargo Insurance: What It Is & Why It’s Necessary

Did you know that full truckload thefts have increased by 25% since 2020? Despite this, 60% to 90% of cargo remains uninsured or underinsured. Now more than ever, cargo insurance is crucial to protect your commodities and prevent your business from paying out-of-pocket costs from lack of coverage.  Learn how insurance...

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Understanding Rail Freight Transport: Train Types, Loads, and Shipping Options

Did you know there are different types of rail freight transport? Whether you’re shipping heavy equipment or bulk goods, it’s crucial to pick the rail freight mode to protect your commodities. Not all freight train types are equipped to handle specialized shipping, like frozen foods, which can ruin your products and...

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Specialized Freight Carriers: Does Your Cargo Need Specialty Transport?

Does your business ship high-value or unique commodities? Then you should be utilizing specialized freight carriers. Transporting goods, like refrigerated foods or wide loads, requires specialty shipping to protect their integrity and your investments. Standard shipping services aren’t designed for specialty freight, like...

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Choose the Right Freight Service for Heavy Equipment Transportation

When searching for heavy equipment transportation, it’s critical to choose the right freight shipping option to ensure your commodities are protected and hauled safely. Heavy-material cargo can become damaged by weather elements, or you could pay more than necessary using the wrong equipment transport service. Below is a...

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Quote Requests: What Information is Necessary and How to Know if You’re Getting a Fair Rate

Freight quotes. Why are they important and why do they matter if you have LTL or FTL freights? Believe it or not, it happens more frequently than you may think. Knowing customer-specific rates is important for your bottom line. Let’s discover what’s needed to obtain an accurate freight transport quote so you can save...

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Temperature-Controlled Transportation-What You Need to Know

When you pay someone to transport your goods, it’s important to ensure they make the proper steps to ensure they are not damaged or spoiled during transport. For products that are labeled as perishable goods, they may require a temperature-controlled environment to maintain their integrity, quality, and safety. Ensuring...

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What is Double Brokering?

In any professional services business, having smooth communication and establishing strong relationships are essential to its success. When contractual agreements are in the equation, they’re more important than ever. If you’re familiar with the logistics industry, you may have heard the term “double brokering”, but what...

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How to Vet a Logistics Company for Your Freight: Important Credentials and Accreditations to Consider

Choosing a trusted carrier and logistics provider can be a daunting task. However, we’ve made it easy by laying out every detail on the table. In this article, we’ve explained how Lone Star Logistics, a federally licensed, non-asset freight brokerage, understands the unparalleled importance of your cargo’s safety throughout...

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