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Sep
18

Density Calculations

September 18, 2015

Freight class is just one of the variables in calculating an LTL freight rate.  However, it is probably the most misunderstood aspect of LTL rating.  We’ll talk about freight class and the role that density calculations play in determining freight class in this blog. The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC)…

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Aug
24

Priority1 Named One of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas!

August 24, 2015

Priority1 was recently named one of the best places to work in the state of Arkansas. We are honored to receive this award and the foundation of our company is and always will be our employees. Day in and day out, our employees are the face of our company and…

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Jul
14

Transportation and the Economy

July 14, 2015

The transportation industry is a very important part of the US economy as it accounts for about 10% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or $1.6 trillion in revenue. The industry employs millions of workers, moves products, generates revenue; and maybe most importantly, it allows business continuity. Without transportation…

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Jul
6

The Value Of Paying Our Partners Quickly

July 6, 2015

My name is Mark Campbell and I am proud to be the Accounting Manager here at Priority1, Inc. I have worked for a number of companies since graduating from college over thirty years ago and I can honestly say that I have never worked for a company that pays its…

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Jun
24

Direct Sales Expansion

June 24, 2015

Since coming on board to Priority1 in November 2012, there has been a strong commitment to grow the direct sales channel with front line, outside sales representatives.  We have added new hires at a rapid pace since February 2013 and are proud to say we now have sales representatives strategically…

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Jun
11

Hours of Operation

June 11, 2015

With the summer months approaching and some of the best prices on gas in years, the annual family trip is almost inevitable.  Fortunately, the Department of Transportation (DOT) realizes this as well and is enforcing laws that will ensure you and your family reach Grandma’s house safe and sound.  They…

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Jun
4

Accessorials and How They Work

June 4, 2015

Farlex Financial Dictionary defines Accessorial Charges as extra fees attached to transportation services for duties beyond simply shipping a good from point A to point B. Examples of services on which a company may attach accessorial charges include waiting time, storage, packing, extra fuel, and so forth. Accessorial charges are…

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May
27

On Doing Business with Priority1

May 27, 2015

In their book, The Go Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann tell the story of Joe, who is seeking the key to success in sales. He is a real go-getter but seems to be getting further away from his goals the harder he works. He seeks out advice from a…

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May
21

The Importance of Shipping Documents

May 21, 2015

“Cops”, a popular reality/documentary television show that aired for roughly 23 years, making it one of the longest running TV shows in the US.  The show was intriguing, at times quite humorous, and gave an insight into parts of society where few of us have experienced.  Many times, the events…

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May
13

Truckload Trends

May 13, 2015

In my time with Priority1 I have seen numerous changes in what is happening within the full truckload market. In the late 2000’s with the hope of coming out of a recession we did not see an uptick in truckload shippers but remained steady while everyone waited to see what…

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