The Dangers of Spring Driving

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Dangerous driving isn’t just a winter problem.

Spring is almost here, but with that beautiful sunshine comes a host of driving hazards.

Watch out for these unpredictable road conditions and stay safe this spring.

Potholes Cause Big Problems

Winter weather takes a toll on the roads and creates large potholes. On a rainy day, potholes fill with water, are hard to see and may cause extensive damage to your car, including bent rims and punctured tires. If you encounter a pothole, do not swerve to avoid it. Gently brake before driving over it and maintain a safe following distance from other cars.

Spring Showers Bring…Slippery Roads?

Roads are the most slippery when it first rains; hazardous conditions are caused when road contaminants — such as oil or grease — mix with the rainwater. Increase your following distance to allow for proper braking.

All The People

The best part of spring is the weather! Everyone wants to spend time outside and shake off those winter blues. But warmer temperatures means there are more people walking, cycling and playing with their kids. Stay alert — slow down in neighborhoods and pay attention at crosswalks.

The FLI team loves spring. We know it’s a busy time for your freight, so we ensure your shipment arrives safely. Visit our website, learn how we can help and call us today!

Transportation Made Easy

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Are you spending more time on logistics than on your business?

That’s where FLI comes in.

We have people on our team who love logistics management. They dream about it. It’s the first thing they think of when they wake up, and their last thought before bed.

Our team will work with you to develop a logistics management process that protects your interests. You can leave all your transportation needs to us and never worry again.

There’s no problem our team can’t tackle. We love to create solutions tailor-made for you that make your life (and business) easier.

Interested in learning more? Contact our team and let’s get creative with those logistics!

3 Things That Can Affect Heart Health

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At home or on the road, it’s important to take care of yourself and know what impacts your health.

Did you know about these three things which can impact your heart health?

1. Family History

If a parent, sibling or relative has had a heart attack, stroke or another type of heart disease, then you’re at a higher risk for heart problems. Tell your doctor about your family history because the more details you give, the better.

2. Cholesterol

LDL (bad cholesterol) can clog the arteries and increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke. A low-fat diet can help decrease your LDL cholesterol, and when paired with regular exercise, can increase your HDL (good cholesterol). Don’t know your numbers? Ask your doctor to perform a blood test to measure cholesterol levels.

3. High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is any blood pressure reading over 130 for the top number, and above 80 for the bottom number. It’s important to know your numbers because high blood pressure puts you at an increased risk for stroke, heart attack and heart failure. Measure your blood pressure regularly with an at-home monitor or at the doctor’s office.

Your heart takes care of you, so make sure you take care of your heart. One way to give your heart some love is by decreasing stress. Call or email our team and we’ll ensure your freight shipment is always stress-free!

Thankful For Our Employees

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We’re grateful for our customers, because without you we wouldn’t exist.

But there’s another thing we’re thankful for — our employees.

Our amazing team is the foundation of our business and the people you interact with every day.

The FLI team is made up of a group of exceptional account representatives and dispatchers who keep everything running smoothly.

Have a question? They have the answer.

Need an update about your shipment? They’ll update you.

Our team has grown over the years but is still small enough to give each of our customers the personal attention you deserve.

Whether you’re a shipper, distributor, large trucking company or a small owner operator, your success is our #1 priority. Give our team a call and let us help you today.

We Treat All Shipment Sizes Equally

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Do your smaller LTL shipments get the runaround from other transportation companies? Maybe they’re just not interested in working with small freight.

Our team doesn’t do that.

We believe that small LTL shipments should be given as much TLC as a full shipment. That’s why we provide the same level of exceptional service, interaction and dedication to every shipment, regardless of size.

Our team members have a lot of experience dealing with LTL shipments. From individual pallets to ½ truck loads, we have the right option for you.

If you’re a small business that doesn’t ship in large quantities and needs a budget-friendly option, then visit our website to learn about our LTL services and speak to a representative.

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!