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Private fleet conversion: Delivering your brand like it's our business

Private fleet conversion powers your brand with a world-class fleet, detail-driven experts, and nationwide reach. Whether you’re looking to fully convert to a dedicated carrier or simply supplement your fleet, we offer the flexibility and control your business demands.
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Six reasons to choose Schneider for your transportation needs

Six reasons to choose Schneider's solutions, services and expertise to give you more control over your supply chain and move you forward. Read them here.
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How to choose a carrier that’s prepared for the weather

Avoid disruption in your supply chain due to weather by choosing a carrier that checks all six of these boxes
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Five best practices for shipping temperature-sensitive freight

Five simple steps you can take to keep temperature-sensitive freight protected on the rail and the road when there is extreme heat or cold.
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What to look for in an LTL transportation provider

Here's what to look for in an LTL transportation provider. Read the checklist today!
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5 steps to optimize your ocean carrier contract negotiations

Ensure a smoother supply chain by taking control of your ocean carrier contract negotiations. Come out of your negotiations on top, and with more control, visibility, flexibility, and access to the reliable capacity, your business requires with these 5 steps.
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What to consider when working with an asset-based intermodal carrier

Selecting an intermodal carrier that invests in their shipping equipment can ensure your freight keeps moving and being delivered on time.
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Checklist for shippers: How to make freight more attractive to carriers

Securing reliable and economical freight can be a challenge, so it’s important for shippers to make their freight as attractive as possible.
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Is your routing guide built to last?

Routing guide durability is key to a strong supply chain. Use our checklist to ensure your routing guide is built to weather whatever comes your way.
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What to consider when selecting a dedicated carrier

There are a variety of factors to consider when selecting a dedicated carrier, but identifying the best provider for your unique needs will not only optimize the way you ship but add value across your business.
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Less-than-truckload (LTL) terms to know

Here is a list of less-than-truckload (LTL) terms and acronyms you will need to know when working with an LTL carrier or shipping provider.
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What is less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping

More than parcel, less than full truckload-- what exactly *is* less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping?
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How to compare less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers

Learn how to compare LTL carriers with these definitions and understandings.
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Factors that determine less-than-truckload (LTL) rates

What factors determine how the National Motor Freight Transportation Association (NMFTA) sets standard rates for every product shipped? Read more here
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Logistics technology revolution: Shippers of bulk transportation get savvy, get results

Learn best practices to evaluate your bulk transportation provider that will increase brand safety, cost efficiencies and sustainability of your supply chain. Above all, work with a bulk transportation expert that invests in logistics technology to improve processes, freight reliability and sustainable efforts like Schneider.
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What is dedicated transportation?

Dedicated transportation has the potential to transform the way you ship your freight. Learn how Schneider can tailor a dedicated freight solution to your needs and elevate your business.
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What to consider when selecting an intermodal carrier

Incorporating intermodal carriers can significantly reduce the headaches that come with long-transit freight. Consider the following when looking for a carrier.
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How to create an effective transportation RFP

Understanding the key concepts when compiling a two-part transportation RFP