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5 Ways To Avoid The Flu

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It’s flu season, and most of us can’t afford to get sick. Whether you’re on the road or working in an office, you can be exposed to flu germs. how-to-avoid-the-flu

It’s not all bad news, though. These 5 tips can help you stay healthy this year.

1. Vaccinations

A flu vaccination is the first step in prevention, especially for high-risk populations. Those in high-risk groups are people with asthma, diabetes, heart or lung disease and people age 65 and older.

2. Eat Healthy, Sleep Well

Poor eating and sleeping habits can weaken your immune system. This acts as a big welcome sign to the flu virus. Try to maintain a healthy diet and shoot for 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

3. Don’t Touch Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Germs live on several surfaces, including door knobs, kitchen counters, the communal office coffee pot and many others. To prevent germs from spreading, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth.

4. Take Your Medicine

If you start having flu symptoms, get to the doctor right away and take any prescribed medicine. Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, chills, fatigue, body aches and headaches.

5. Avoid People With The Flu

The easiest and hardest piece of advice to follow. Be wary of anyone coughing or sneezing, and try to limit physical contact with them.

The flu can put you out of commission for a while. If you get sick, we’ll make sure your freight doesn’t miss a beat. Call or email us and find out how we can keep your freight moving.

No Freight Is Too Big Or Small

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We manage shipments of all sizes, and we aren’t afraid of large freight. Whether you have heavy haul, over dimensional or high value freight, we can handle it for you.

Some transportation brokers don’t work with large freight, and when the situation comes up, they may have to turn you away or offer less than exceptional service.

But that’s not our team.

We have account representatives who specialize in large freight and know how it works and best practices. They live and breathe specialized equipment services and will happily help you with whatever you need.

If you want a new transportation broker this year, look no further. We are ready and capable to handle any size freight shipment, and our team loves the chance to learn about your business and find the best solution for you.

Don’t stress over your freight shipments anymore. Give us a call today for more information, and we’ll get your shipment loaded and moving! 

How To Stay Healthy On The Road

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Driving can be a pain in the neck…or back, or shoulders, or legs.

A recent survey found that 3 out of 5 Canadian truck drivers had suffered from musculoskeletal pain — which affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones — due to driving.

Physical problems such as an awkward posture, prolonged sitting, repetitive movements, lifting and whole body vibration are often associated with musculoskeletal pain. Driving for a long period of time involves many of these risk factors, so it’s important to address these issues on and off the road.

With a few simple changes, you can alleviate or reduce these problems, whether you’re a truck driver or simply have back pain because of your daily commute.

1. Modify your workload or physical tasks to limit the stress put on your muscles. This could be as simple as asking for help when moving something large and heavy.

2. Focus on overall wellness by eating healthy and incorporating physical activity into your stops and when you aren’t driving. Pack healthy meals to eat during a long drive or trip, and go to the gym during your time off.

While you take care of yourself on the road, our team makes your freight shipments as easy and painless as possible. Call us today to learn about our solutions to your shipping needs.

We’re Committed To Our Carriers

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Trust is an important part of any relationship, especially in business.

We know trucking companies have a difficult task in today’s market. There are regulations to follow and a lot of demands on your time and business. With so many things commanding your attention, it’s more important than ever to have a transportation broker you trust.

That’s where we come in.

As your transportation broker, we keep your trucks running and ensure you receive your money on time. We pay all of our invoices in 10 days with no fees because customer satisfaction is at the top of our list.

Our team of experienced dispatchers are the foundation of our success — and yours. They work diligently to meet and exceed your transportation needs. They specialize in the areas where you need freight the most, and you can talk to them daily if you need to. There will never be a time where you don’t know what’s happening with your shipment.

We believe in honesty and reliability; those are the pillars of how we do business. View available loads on our website and call our team to get your truck loaded and moving!

We Believe In Exceptional Service

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You ever hear about those “bad brokers”? You know. The ones who don’t take care of their customers and skip out on their carriers, leaving you with no idea of whom to trust.

Well, that’s not us.

At Freight Logistics Inc., we go above and beyond to maintain our high ethical standards and superior credit ratings.

So why should you trust us?

One of our top priorities is staying up-to-date on the latest safety guidelines for the selection of carriers and the transportation of freight across the United States. As transportation professionals, we take our jobs seriously. One of our main focuses is knowing how to select carriers that will treat your cargo with the care it deserves.

We’re also a preferred member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, a Gold Book Member of First Advantage and a Diamond Broker with the Internet Truckstop.

But what does that mean for you?

These organizations monitor the industry and develop programs and policies to ensure that third party logistics companies offer quality and reliable services. Freight Logistics Inc. follows these guidelines and is dedicated to making sure you and your customers are happy.

Together, we deliver the best results.

Interested in learning more? Request a quote today!

Winter Driving Tips

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Winter driving is difficult.

Whether you’re commuting to work, traveling for the holidays or transporting a large commercial load, it’s important to stay alert and practice safe winter driving.

Here are a few safety tips we hope drivers of all vehicle sizes will follow.

 

  • Slow Down — Many accidents are due to driving too fast. Even going the speed limit may be dangerous when there’s snow or ice on the road. Take as much time as you need and don’t rush.
  • Check Your Systems  — Before you hit the road, make sure everything is working correctly. This includes your defroster, heater, wipers, lights, brakes, windows and mirrors. Don’t leave any stone unturned. Taking the extra time to ensure your vehicle is in good condition is imperative during harsh winter driving conditions.
  • Use Good Judgement — There’s no substitute for good old common sense. If the weather is so bad you need to get off the road, then do it. Find a place to safely exit the roadway and wait until conditions improve.

 

Winter driving creates dangerous conditions for all drivers. Follow these driving tips and stay safe on the road all winter long.

Sun, rain, snow or ice, we are here to serve you. Call us today to get your truck loaded and moving!

Our History

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truck-2920533_1280 (1)At Freight Logistics Inc., we have over 40 reasons why we’re confident our team can manage all your transportation needs honestly, economically and efficiently.

Why 40?

Because our team of more than 40 qualified and experienced account representatives and dispatchers is large enough to handle any transportation situation, but small enough to provide the individual attention you deserve.

For the past 15 years, Freight Logistics Inc. has been an innovator in the industry. When we started the company, our team consisted of 10 people and we arranged transportation for about 100 loads a month.

Together, our team created a vision for the future and we have worked tirelessly everyday to make that vision a reality.

That’s why today, our team is nearly 50 people strong and we move about 100 loads a day.

We’re proud to maintain a friendly, respectful and reliable company culture, and we treat our customers with those same values.

Your goals are our goals. Visit our services page to learn how we can not only meet your transportation expectations, but exceed them. Then call or email our team to get started today!