In any industry, the occasional accident happens, and the shipping industry is no different. Merchandise can get damaged or stolen in transit, which it's why it's so important to be insured, and to know how to file claims if your shipment becomes unusable or unsalable.
A new pilot program between the U.S. and Canadian governments allows U.S. Customs Officers to work on Canadian soil to pre-inspect truck shipments. The program, Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, will attempt to reduce congestion and wait times at border crossings both for tourists and for companies shipping from Canada to the U.S.
Third-party logistics (3PL) providers are a great resource for shippers trying to ease any potential capacity shortages, and are a great way to cover lanes that might be hard to fill otherwise. Here are six important points to bear in mind when choosing a 3PL provider to expand the reach of your shipping business.