Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise, so it’s more important now than ever to protect your business, your employees, and yourself.

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Delivering help during crisis

Whenever a crisis strikes, logistics operations are pivotal to relief efforts and the delivery of emergency supplies. This relief is especially challenging given the strain on logistics networks caused by added regulation, general fear of the pandemic, and limited capacity and unpredictable costs due to the prioritization of essential goods.

Logistics organizations like ALAN, the American Logistics Aid Network non-profit, provides supply chain assistance to disaster relief organizations when crises strike. In 2014, ALAN sent more than 60,000 tons of goods to Liberia and Sierra Leone to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

In contrast, ALAN and similar…

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Delivery fleets that move freight for small businesses produce more emissions than other vehicles on the road and may account for up to 25% of carbon dioxide produced in the U.S. every year. That’s a significant amount of pollution that contributes to global warming, endangering our health and hurting future generations. So what can we do?

A quick carbon footprint recap

Your carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with all business activities. It covers both direct action like emissions used in manufacturing products or powering vehicles and indirect ones, such as the emissions associated with creating electricity to power…

The holiday season is near, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve started pulling out jackets, mittens, and hats. But are you geared up for winter freight?

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Shipping freight during winter months presents many unique challenges. Most stem from the severe weather outlook that affects many regions of the country. And on top of that, holiday shopping is on everyone’s to-do list. To make sure you have a strong end to the year, it’s important to account for potential delays and properly pack your freight for cold weather.

How to Beat Winter Weather Challenges

You want more time for snowball fights and eggnog, not for frantically following weather alerts and waiting for intermittent tracking updates. To help your business prepare for rain, snow, and ice, let’s answer some frequently-asked questions about winter shipping.

How do weather changes during this time of year affect transit?

Have you planned your freight shipments for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Here’s everything you need to know to finish out Q4 strong.

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Every year on Black Friday, consumer demand for goods skyrockets. Some stores opt to open late on Thanksgiving Day to help meet customer desire for products. Cyber Monday made its debut in 2005 once e-commerce took off, and remains one of the most popular shopping days of the year. But before products even hit the stores, the logistics industry must overcome a number of unique challenges to keep bargain hunters happy during the holiday season.

Is your business prepared to handle the Q4 shopping rush? Planning around changing freight capacities, freight rates, and delivery interruptions is tough, but Mothership is…

Halloween is a great time for facing fears. Before you head out to your Halloween party, join Mothership on a tour of some of the most haunted highways in the United States. Are you brave enough to read on?

1. Clinton Road in New Jersey

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About an hour away from Manhattan, Clinton Road is a 10-mile stretch that urban legends say is haunted by ghost children and mutant animal hybrids. At night this drive is pitch black, which makes reports of phantom headlights that follow drivers and disappear into thin air all the more spooky — where else could those lights be coming from after all?

In the darkness, the sharp turns of Clinton Road are incredibly dangerous. It’s not a place you’d want to be driving while spooked, and both locals and tourists alike believe the accidents that happen on Clinton Road have led…

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Rebills are often an unpleasant surprise, and while they can happen for a variety of reasons they can easily be avoided. In this article we’ll discuss the more common reasons some shippers incur additional charges and how you can prevent them.

What are rebills?

Rebills happen when information entered to book a shipment was inaccurate, resulting in an additional charge. Examples of this include incorrect weight, incorrect dimensions, or the unexpected need for a liftgate at pick-up or delivery. …

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We know freight shipping is a team effort. That’s why we created roles for your teammates with different notification settings for enhanced productivity. We’re excited to continue improving our product to give you the best possible experience.

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Good news! We’ve made it easy to quote and book national full truckload shipments directly from your dashboard. Our advanced technology instantly returns the best price and reliability for each lane. Easily choose from Dry van, Flatbed, and Refrigerated.

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is exactly what it sounds like — it’s used for transporting freight that doesn’t require an entire trailer to ship. The shipper only pays for space they actually need in the truck, and other shipments fill the unoccupied space.

It’s an ideal option for many types of businesses because it saves time and money, plus it’s much more environmentally sustainable when shipments are optimized effectively. But how does it work?

Requesting a quote from traditional shipping companies is often a major headache for businesses. At best, shippers begin by measuring their cargo, manually calculating freight class, determining…

Did you see that trailer?

Seeing trucks on the road is a daily occurrence for most, but it’s a rare occasion when trucks and truckers are in the spotlight at the movies. We at Mothership love when these princes and princesses of pavement and their big rigs get their time to shine. Here’s a list of our favorite trucks and truckers on the silver screen.

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

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Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I’m in a god-damn hurry!

Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, and Jerry Reed star in an action comedy about bootlegging 400 cases of Coors beer (about 2 pallets worth) across the Mississippi river to Georgia. The movie, which is full of hijinks, high-speed chases…

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