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How To Stay Hydrated

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Hot temperatures have arrived, and it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated.

Whether you drive cross-country for work, or embark on a family road trip, these tips will help you stay hydrated during the summer months.

Combine water with fresh fruit

Not a fan of plain water? Mix it up by adding in your favorite fruits or veggies to create new flavor combinations. Or try sparkling water, which has natural carbonation and all the great benefits of regular water.

Increase electrolytes

If you are dehydrated, drink something with electrolytes to rehydrate faster. However, watch out for added sugars that are often in drinks with electrolytes, such as sports drinks. To limit the amount of extra, unnecessary sugar, try a healthier option like coconut water.

Eat water-rich foods

You don’t have to get your water only in liquid form. Foods such as pineapple, strawberries, celery, cucumber and broccoli also help you rehydrate. 

Put your health and body first this summer by staying hydrated. When you’re healthy, everything else falls into place. 

FLI knows a healthy business is also important. Our team works with you to ensure your transportation needs are met and everything works like a well-oiled machine. Reach out to our awesome representatives to learn how to partner with us.

Summer Driving Hazards

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Summer is here. The ice has melted and no more spring floods.

You’re ready to hit the road!

Or are you?

Before you leave on your annual road trip, it’s important to know what summer driving dangers there are and how to protect yourself.

Tire blowouts

The hot weather causes the air inside your tires to expand, which may result in a blowout in older wheels. Check your tires regularly, especially during a heat wave, to avoid a blowout.

Increased road congestion

You’re not the only one who wants to take a driving vacation. There will be more drivers on the road during the summer months, which could lead to congestion and difficult driving conditions. Be aware of your surroundings and give yourself enough time to get from Point A to Point B.

More teen drivers

We’ve all been there. A new adolescent driver with a fresh license, a car and plenty of free time. Unfortunately, inexperienced teen drivers can create an increased risk for accidents. So when you’re driving, pay attention to other drivers (teens included), so you arrive at your destination safely.

When you know what driving dangers are out there, you can keep yourself safe and enjoy summer road trips.

Freight Logistics knows the value of peace of mind, especially when it comes to entrusting your freight with us. If you want to know how our team will take care of your shipment, contact us today.

Easing The Pain of Paperwork

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pen-480220_1280Nobody likes paperwork.

It piles up on your desk, fills trash cans and is crammed into every nook and cranny of your office.

Even your inbox is overwhelmed with emails!

You have a system for paperwork but it never seems to be able to handle the constant influx of incoming paperwork.

To make things worse, some transportation brokerage companies require you to fill out their paperwork but give you no clue as to where to find it.

FLI doesn’t do that to you.

We have all the paperwork you need in one handy spot on our website. We don’t want you searching for or worrying about paperwork. When you work with us, we want you to have a positive, stress-free experience.  

When you’re ready to team up with FLI, peruse our website and contact one of our representatives to start the process. We look forward to your call!

Top 3 Foods To Fight A Cold

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Spring has arrived but we’re still in cold and flu season, when even the most innocent sneeze puts you on edge.

If you do get sick, we have a few food favorites which always make us feel better when recovering from a cold or the flu.

1) Chicken Noodle Soup

The ultimate feel-good-when-you’re-sick food. There’s nothing more soothing than a hot bowl of soup when you’re under the weather. In addition to tasting good, chicken noodle soup is a good source of fluids, nutrients and vitamins.

2) Honey

Honey is an age-old remedy to soothe a sore throat. Mix a small dose of honey into a cup of tea or a warm drink, and enjoy.

3) Ginger

Another natural treatment, ginger helps with nausea. Drinks such as ginger tea or flat ginger ale can keep you hydrated and help with stomach problems.

Whether you catch a cold or stay healthy, FLI is your partner in transportation 365 days a year. If you want to know more about how you can trust our team with your shipment — in rain or shine, sickness or health — call or email us today.

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.