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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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May
8

Great Business = Great Staff

May 8, 2015

When Priority1 redesigned the company website and updated our logo, we wanted to make sure we had a way to reach our customers and the industry. One way in which we decided we could do that was through a company blog. The intent was that we could take different business…

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May
4

LTL Fuel Surcharge: Past, Present and Future

May 4, 2015

In the early 1970s the US Department of Energy began to calculate the national average of diesel and track its fluctuation. This rate was set and updated on a weekly basis and was the beginning of the fuel surcharge. So what is a fuel surcharge? A fuel surcharge is a…

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Apr
14

Ethics

April 14, 2015

There was an English teacher of mine in high school that had a sign above the chalk board in his classroom that said: What is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular. This quote was from the great Albert Einstein.  I know my English…

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Apr
9

LTL Partnerships

April 9, 2015

I’ve been reflecting on one of the most powerful successes we have had over the past year: Priority1’s partnerships. It’s easy to get one-sided on any partnership since each party can be passionate about their position and lose sight of the bigger picture. But there is something magical that happens…

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Feb
16

The New and Improved Priority1inc.com

February 16, 2015

It’s been quite a journey from the first time the website redesign team met. We started on June 13th at 8 A.M. The plan was laid out and we wanted to completely overhaul our website; with new content, features, design, staff photographs, and social media integration. We wanted everyone to…

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