Top content created this year…so far

September 2, 2015 at 9:00 AMMatt Nagel
As Your Shipping Connection, it is our goal to save you money and time. That's why we continue to develop content geared towards helping you navigate through the world of transportation and logistics. We know that sometimes things get hectic and it's tough to keep up with everything. That's why we put together the below recap of PartnerShip content posted this year (in order of date posted) - just in case you missed it or wanted to give something a second look!

  • UPS and FedEx Increase Fuel Surcharges - "FedEx and UPS have both increased their fuel surcharges, effective February 2, 2015. This increase, combined with both companies’ general rate increases in late 2014, mean that almost all shippers will pay more to ship small parcels this year."
  • New White Papers - PartnerShip has created a number of new white papers recently, including the 5 Most Common Shipping Mistakes, the Truck and Trailer Equipment Guide, A Guide to Stress-Free Shipping, and How to Accept Freight and Handle Claims
  • Take Advantage of Simple Flat Rate Shipping with FedEx One Rate - "With FedEx One Rate, there’s no weighing or measuring of shipments under 50 lbs., so you can add to the box without adding to the price. Your flat rate includes free packaging options, time-definite 1-, 2- or 3-day delivery, and even some common surcharges."
  • Top 5 Highlights from CAMEX 2015 - "CAMEX is a very special show for PartnerShip. We are the endorsed shipping partner of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and the college retail industry is an important customer segment for us."
  • DIY Projects Using Shipping Materials - "If you do any shipping, you’re probably familiar with the standard packaging materials – bubble wrap, pallets, boxes, etc. But you may not be familiar with some of the not-so-standard uses for these items."
  • Meet Your PartnerShip Team - Get to know a different side of Nicole, Alex, Harry, Jennifer, Laurie, Hector, Barbara, Julieann, and Laura and learn why PartnerShip is a unique shipping partner and employer.
  • Top Freight Shipping Challenges - Common freight shipping challenges are identified and addressed. Price, unknown freight, transit times, and damages/lost shipments are the focus of this informative blog series.
  • Dim Weight Resources - "Small package carriers FedEx and UPS are now applying dimensional (DIM) weight pricing to all packages. If you're confused about how to calculate DIM weight or what you can do to keep your costs down, PartnerShip can help."
  • Cleveland Playoff Plates - "The (styrofoam) plates add something a little extra to the already special experience of watching the hometown Cavaliers battle for a championship. Part superstition, part team-building, part bragging-rights, the playoff plate benefits are many and the fun is never-ending."
  • Top 5 Trade Show Shipping Mistakes - "Shipping to a trade show comes with its fair share of pitfalls that could leave you high and dry at an event. Learn from other’s mistakes and shy away from the following top trade show shipping blunders."
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How to Accept Freight and Handle Claims

August 28, 2015 at 1:21 PMLeah Hyland

Knowing how to properly check your inbound freight can save you from a big headache when handling any resulting claims. To help you understand exactly what you need to do in these situations, we’ve developed a new white paper on how to accept freight and handle claims. You’ll learn:

  • What procedures to follow when receiving freight
  • How to check for damages or shortages
  • How to make notations on the delivery receipt
  • The steps you need to take to file a claim
  • How to improve your inbound shipping management

Click here to download the white paper!

If you receive shipments from your vendors, this white paper is a must-read. For more educational resources, visit

When you work with PartnerShip, you benefit from the personalized attention of a dedicated account representative who can provide you with routing management, claims assistance, and the competitive freight rates your business needs. Request a free inbound shipping analysis today by visiting

Top 5 Trade Show Shipping Mistakes

August 20, 2015 at 10:43 AMMatt Nagel