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  • What is a freight forwarder? Simply put, a freight forwarder is someone who specializes in the organization and arrangement of freight transportation....

  • We have seen a lot of custom crates come through our warehouses. The most important mistake to avoid is building a shipping crate without considering how it will fit into a truck....

  • Have you ever wondered how LTL shipping carriers come up with their rates? One important factor is the freight class. ...

  • A commercial invoice is a special document that is required for international shipments to clear the customs process. ...

  • Join Tom, Andrew, and Matt on what shippers should expect in the upcoming summer months regarding LTL, Truckload, Ocean, and Air shipping....

  • LTL is a very common way to ship, and since your freight will share space on a truck with other freight, mean it usually the most economical, but it can come with some drawbacks. ...

  • In this article we will look at what information and details you can provide your carrier to help you get a more accurate shipping quote....

  • Unfortunately, in shipping freight, damage can happen. Between forklifts and warehouse and truck transfers, freight can have multiple parties picking it up and moving it across a shipping network....

  • Jasson at Ark meets up with a customer to help field test some ballistic shields. Ark is proud to be a part of the supply chain that helps provide law enforcement & our military with protective, life-saving gear....

  • Every year Ark partners with a local charity to ship medical supplies, food, and other materials to Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa. In this video, George explains how Ark started helping Bongolo hospital and why they continue year after year....

  • A liftgate service is an assessorial service, which is an extra service you request for freight pickup or delivery. When you ask for a liftgate assessorial, what you are technically requesting is a truck with a liftgate on it...

  • A bill of lading is a contract between a shipper and a carrier. You will need six pieces of information to properly fill one out. ...

  • When shipping internationally, a question we get asked is, when does the transfer of ownership from the shipper to the buyer happen? ...

  • Before reaching out to a carrier, here are five things to know that will help you make better freight shipping decisions to ensure on-time delivery. ...

  • Every year Ark partners with a local charity to ship medical equipment, food, and other supplies to Bonogolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa....

  • Have you, like many dealing with moving full truckload freight, been wondering- what the heck is going on with these truckload prices? We work on 100’s of truckload moves daily, across many market verticals, each having their own unique requirements....

  • 4/2/18 – On Monday April 2, 2018, Ark Transportation, a Cleveland based freight shipping company, launched their newly designed website, www.arktransportation.com. The new website outlines Ark’s freight shipping services including domestic, internati...

  • Pricing for shipments sometimes seem to be the great cloud of unknowing. Why is it difficult to get comprehensive shipping quotes instantly? Why do prices fluctuate so much when shipping to one city vs another? Well, we’re glad you asked. In this gui...

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