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Plan a little buffer in your freight delivery in the coming months! Federal Express mentioned the winter snows affected profits for the company this last quarter due to the weather. Story Some areas of the country haven't seen the snows but all the states east of the Mississippi from north to south have been devastated by snow and ice every week for the past 2 months creating backups that are now starting to effect our region. The freight goes into these areas and is backing up because of the weekly closures thus no trailers are returned to our region.

Freight Delay Notice

Marathon Freight TIP

Plan a little buffer in your freight delivery in the coming months!

Marathon Freight Tip

Federal Express mentioned the winter snows affected  profits for the company this last quarter due to the weather. Story

Some areas of the country haven’t  seen the snows but all the states
east of the Mississippi from north to south have been devastated by snow and ice every week for the past 2 months creating backups that are now starting to effect our region. The freight goes into these areas and is backing up because of the weekly closures thus no trailers are returned to our region.

You’ll hear the same thing from other carriers and CSX  coming soon.

Marathon Freight is seeing extended backlog of problems and we are suggesting you look into your delivery cycle and buffer additional time in your delivery schedule through this next quarter March – May 2014

 

Custom Shipping Options

One Size Does Not Fit All

Custom shipping options  for LTL are easy with Marathon Freight

LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping shouldn’t be hard or time consuming. That’s why we offer you several reliable service choices — plus value-added and specialized options — all within our streamlined networks. Whether the speed is critical or you can trade time for savings, you can count on Marathon Freight to take care of your LTL freight and your customers. A simpler LTL shipping experience with the best choices depending on the cargo and amount...
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10 Essential Shipping Tips

Ten Essential Shipping Tips

A list of 10 freight tips before your shipment leaves the door.

1)  Know Your Freight Class

2)  Invest in a Freight Scale

3)  Use A Freight Broker

4) Record Your Experience

5) Review & Document  any special packing tips and any special considerations/needs

6) Know the freight dimensions L X H X W  to the 1/4 inch

7) Time... Is it ready now?  When does it need to be there? ...  know the delivery dates and last possible dates  & document.

8) Know your options, travel routes  and outline any special...

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