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What is a Relocation Package?

Comprehensive relocation packages Despite the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, corporations are still relocating employees to a new city outside of their commute from their current home. Typically, this means moving for distances greater than 60 miles, cross country, or internationally. Relocation benefits cover expenses related to relocation and housing. Still, a comprehensive relocation package may include […]

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Shipping & Cargo Insurance

Always Consider Shipping & Cargo Insurance When your company ships valuable assets, the most crucial “insurance policy” is to work with a leader in a specialty, custom crating, packaging, and shipping. Still, no single company can control each element of a crate’s journey from origin to destination. The shipping experience can be tough with a […]

Oct 20, 2020 by Wendy Hoke

Parcel Shipping vs. Pallet Shipping: Which One is Best for You?

Parcel Shipping and Pallet Shipping We often get questions from our clients regarding which shipping option should they choose for their business: parcel shipping or pallet shipping (LTL). These two options are quite similar, but which one you choose for your business is crucial. We have compiled some information on the key differences between parcels […]

Oct 12, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

What is a Freight Box?

Freight Box Advantages A freight box is an enclosed shipping container used to transport one or more products. They may be constructed from a variety of materials, including cardboard, plastic, or wood. Freight boxes offer advantages such as a higher degree of protection when shipping goods. Standard shipping units generally do not provide the same […]

Oct 5, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Freight Class Codes and Custom Packaging

Freight class helps determine the rate of shipping freight Any item that is transported by an LTL truck, it will be assigned a freight class that is listed on the Bill of Lading. Determining that freight class can be a challenge. There are 18 different freight classes known as National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). The […]

Sep 30, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

The Problem of Hiring the “Cheapest Moving Company”

Hire the best company within your specific budget Both the internet and Yellow Pages are full of moving companies offering the “cheapest” rates. With the pandemic shutdowns, family budgets are stretched very thin, so it may be very tempting to contract with the movers who offer you a rate too good to be true. We […]

Sep 20, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

What is a Bill of Lading?

Bill of lading – a contract between the shipper and transporter When goods are shipped via a wooden crate, whether residential or commercial items, a bill of lading (BOL) is required. It is crucial that the BOL is accurate, or it may cause delays and overruns in costs. When the freight is loaded for shipment, […]

Sep 15, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Make Your International Shipping More Efficient

Third-Party International Shipping International shipping is increasingly critical as global trade expands. Currently, over $10 trillion in intermediate goods are transferred globally each year, and international shipping is one of the highest cost factors for importers and exporters. Shipping costs include both direct and indirect expenses due to transporting goods from their point of origin […]

Sep 10, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

The Basics on Industrial Crates

Wooden Shipping Crates for Industrial Use Designing wooden shipping crates that will protect expensive industrial equipment during transportation and storage goes beyond simply building a box. Wooden shipping crates and heavy-duty skids must be crafted for the shape, size, weight, sensitivity, fragility, and final destination of the equipment to be shipped. This may include foam […]

Sep 5, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Crating Medical Equipment

Shipping Medical Equipment Some industries have exacting packaging, crating, and shipping requirements. The healthcare industry is a prime example. From sensitive devices to large imaging systems, shipping logistics for the medical industry demands special skills and experience. This includes the knowledge and methods to properly prepare valuable medical equipment such as: CT scanners MRI machines […]

Jul 3, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Reasons to Hire Professionals to Assist with Your Move

Reasons to Hire Pros for Your Upcoming Move You may excel at DIY projects. Perhaps you have remodeled your bathroom and put in a gazebo in the backyard. You converted the garage into a highly efficient office, and you take care of all your home repairs on your own without calling a plumber or electrician. […]

Jun 26, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Shipping Servers and Other Computer Equipment

Shipping Servers If your company is relocating its server equipment, you need to take into consideration several factors: speed, safety, and cost. In balancing these three critical factors when shipping servers, you want to avoid some common errors that may improve speed and cost at the expense of safety. Damage claims result in indirect costs, […]

Jun 19, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Why Use a Custom Crating Company?

Custom Crating You’re moving to a new home and wondering about your valuable appliances, computer equipment, and other items. What is the safest method of packing to ensure they arrive at their destination undamaged? Using a wood crate is one of the safest ways to transport your household goods. Safety is the main reason to […]

Jun 12, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Moving Large Household Appliances

Appliance Movers As you prepare your home for a move, you will find that most of your household items are quite easy to organize and pack. Personal goods like books, clothing, kitchen utensils, and smaller decorations are simple to wrap and pack into moving boxes or storage containers. However, at some point you will need […]

Jun 5, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

The Pros and Cons of Having Friends Help You Move

Friends or Pros to Help You Move? Having your friends help you move sounds like a great idea. You’ll save money (maybe) and enjoy the camaraderie while saying farewells and parting ways. You could also hire a moving company and a pre- and post-move relocation service to help you prepare. That sounds easier but more […]

May 29, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

How Specialty Crating Differs from Conventional Relocation Services

Specialty Crating Versus Traditional Relocation Services Not all shipping logistics providers offer the same service. Whether you are planning a residential move to your new home or you are a shipping manager with an international organization, you need to do more than simply compare prices when choosing a packing service provider. There are significant differences […]

May 22, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Key Considerations When Shipping Overseas

Commercial Shipping Overseas It’s a daily task for large companies, but an increasing number of SMEs are finding business opportunities in international markets. They are shipping equipment, materials, and products overseas with greater frequency. Often, the person tasked with coordinating these shipments has little knowledge or experience with international freight shipments. The results can be […]

May 15, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

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