Is Looming Dimensional Freight Pricing as scary as it seems?

Is Looming Dimensional Pricing as scary as it seems?   The simple answer is no, it’s not. More and more carriers are moving away from NMFC codes and the NMFTA classing system all together. It started with Central Transport and has now moved to carriers like Shift Freight, UPS, Fedex, and YRC. These carriers have… Continue Reading

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National Dog Day 2015

Happy National Dog Day An Announcement Regarding BG Cats v. Dogs Every year BlueGrace Logistics holds a Cats. vs. Dogs pet food donation rally. It is girls vs. guys and all in good fun. The real winners at the end is the animals. Last year as a company we donated over 44k pounds of pet… Continue Reading

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New Transportation Bill and the Nation’s Infrastructure

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On July 30, a day before the Highway Trust Fund was set to expire, Congress passed a three month extension of funding for highway programs and a six year highway policy for trucking regulation reformation. “This multi-year, bi-partisan legislation will give states and local governments the ability to plan for and construct critical infrastructure projects,”… Continue Reading

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What are your S.M.A.R.T 2016 Goals?

Here at BlueGrace we are asking our franchisees and direct employees to start thinking about their 2016 goals. This is our take on what S.M.A.R.T. goals are: S= Shared. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about your goals. You need support and accountability. M= Measured. Measured these can be measured somehow. Typically by $, #,… Continue Reading

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Q&A: Bobby Harris, President and CEO BlueGrace Logistics

LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Bobby Harris, President and CEO of non asset-based 3PL BlueGrace Logistics about various aspects of the freight transportation market. A transcript of the conversation is below. Logistics Management (LM): The driver shortage continues to be a big story. Many industry stakeholders have stated… Continue Reading

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Despite rising rates, lower fuel costs curb LTL yield increases

By Andreas Katsaros, VP Pricing & Procurement  Despite rising rates, lower fuel costs curb LTL yield increases Higher transportation rates are driving year-over-year yield increases for Q3 2014. Many Top Carriers are revising their pricing strategies to focus on improving their bottom lines. Tightening capacity will contribute to LTL Carrier Public GRIs this month- YRC @… Continue Reading

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Canada Shipping 101

As BlueGrace continues to expand our service portfolio, it benefits customers and carriers. One area of focus is shipping to Canada. Below you’ll find tips and information to help our customers when the opportunity arises. BlueGrace Carrier Options to Canada: Southeastern Freight Lines, Estes Express, YRC Freight, Fed Ex Freight- Economy and Priority, Con-way Freight,… Continue Reading

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My #BGExperience with Erik Tedesco // Account Executive

In January I will have been with BG for 3 years. So far it has been an awesome and crazy ride. I couldn’t be happier  to be a part of such an amazing group of people all contributing to the rapid growth, innovative changes, and incredible culture. I was fresh out of college and new… Continue Reading

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7.7 – The Road To Victory

Check out what employees have to say about BlueGrace’s biggest contest of the year!     TIM LARA // ENTERPRISE TRUCKLOAD COORDINATOR “At first it’s about the money, you see that $1000 and start thinking of the ways you could spend it. Once crunch time hits it starts becoming more and more about everyone else, more… Continue Reading

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Q&A with Becky Puterbaugh, Franchise Owner of BlueGrace Williamsburg

This month our featured franchise Q&A is with Becky Puterbaugh, Franchise Owner of BlueGrace Williamsburg.  Q: How you have helped other women? We are an equal opportunity employer with 50% of our team members being women. We rec-ognize the value and special skills strong women bring to our fran-chise. Work-Life balance is a key pillar to the… Continue Reading

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BlueShip 3.0 – Featured On Inbound Logistics’ TMS Buyer’s Guide 2014!

By now, you probably already know that BlueShip 3.0 is the most advanced Transportation Management System to date. With features like rating, routing and tracking of shipments, it’s easy to see why Inbound Logistics added BlueShip 3.0 to their TMS Buyer’s Guide! Click here to check out the full Inbound Logistics’ TMS Buyer’s Guide 2014!  

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How To Start a Transportation Business

Starting any business involves a lot of time, money, and planning… The first stages of starting a company should be comprised of research and planning. Once the details are in order, the second stage is primarily about money. The start-up capital of a business particular to transportation can run at approximately $300,000.  Got a large… Continue Reading

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In The Know: top freight shipping terms everyone should know

Want to know what everyone is talking about? Here are some terms in the freight business to get you up to speed: Agent – Someone who conducts business for another person and/or company with some or all decision-making authority. Axle Load – The weight limit allowed for each axle over the nation’s highways. Bill of… Continue Reading

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Will This Year’s Election Impact The Transportation Industry?

The answer is YES. Most states will be voting on different propositions that deal with transportation and traffic. In Florida alone, three different counties will vote on these issues: Polk, Alachua and Pinellas. In Polk County, voters will head to the polls to decide whether their sales tax should increase by a penny. The increase will equate… Continue Reading

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The #BGExFEARience – Halloween at BlueGrace Logistics

In the corporate world, I have worked through many Halloween festivities: Plastic pumpkins and spider webs on top of desks; “No lights! It’s a fire hazard.” “Nothing hanging above the cubicles! It’s a major distraction.” A ‘Beware’ sign or two on the hallway along with celebratory cake covered with bright orange frosting and a handful… Continue Reading

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