Based in West Chester, PA, A Duie Pyle has a network of 27 service centers across the Northeast, as well as Virginia. Through a network of partners, this family-owned business also ships to most states within the contiguous US.
10461 Colonel Court, Manassas, VA
If any accessorials are needed for your shipment, such as a liftgate, make sure your carrier is aware ahead of time so that they send an appropriately equipped truck.
Keep in contact with your carrier or 3PL while your shipments are in transit. In the case of any unexpected developments, it's best to know sooner rather than later.
Know the details of the pickup and delivery locations of your shipment. You can avoid unexpected charges like limited access or residential delivery fees if you make your carrier aware ahead of time.
While the terms are often used interchangeably, traditionally speaking, freight refers to goods moved overland via truck or train, while cargo refers to goods moved overseas via ocean carriers or aircraft.
From general liability, freight classification, cargo, prior loss history, to a host of other factors, there are too many dynamics involved with each LTL shipment calculate the cost of cargo insurance with a simple formula. However, a base rate for cargo insurance usually starts the value of what you’re insuring. A percentage is then calculated based off a dollar value (usually in cents) to every $100 of the invoice total. That percentage will dictate the minimum cost of insurance.
Generally speaking, freight insurance will cost between 0.5% and 2% of the value of the goods being shipped. The actual cost may depend on other factors, including the freight class and general liability of the items.