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Strapping Basics: Terms You Should Know

Selecting strapping material? Here are a few terms you may encounter when comparing different types of strapping.

  • 2 min read
  • Mar 26, 2019 7:01:00 AM

Strapping Best Practices: Secure Your Load Like a Pro

Strapping is a packaging and shipping essential. Are you using it correctly?

  • 5 min read
  • Mar 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Selecting the Right Strapping Material: Steel vs. PET vs. Polypropylene

When is comes to strapping, you have choices. What's the best strapping material for your application?

  • 4 min read
  • Mar 12, 2019 7:13:00 AM

How Strong Does My Box Need to Be?

After size, the most important consideration in selecting a corrugated shipping box is the strength of the material. The strength of the box walls determines how much weight it can hold, how much can be stacked on top and how much abuse it can take on the road. So, how strong is strong enough?

  • 4 min read
  • Feb 26, 2019 7:50:00 AM

Understanding Corrugated Material Strength Ratings: Burst Strength vs. Edge Crush Testing

Mullen Test vs. ECT: which rating should you use when selecting material for your corrugated boxes? Corrugated shipping cartons are subjected to a lot of different kinds of strain during packing, shipping and storage. We put heavy contents in them and then stack cartons on top of each other. During shipping, they may be at the bottom of a heavy pallet or stacked among boxes of different weights and sizes on a delivery truck. They may be thrown about or subject to sudden forces that can puncture or rupture their sides.

  • 7 min read
  • Feb 19, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Looking For Packaging Deals? Pounce On This!

Everyone loves a deal. So do we. That's why we're rolling out the Pantero PouncePoints program, a wild new rewards program for our packaging and warehouse materials buyers.  

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  • Feb 12, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Understanding Shipping Paperwork

If you're just getting started with freight shipping, the paperwork may seem daunting. But getting your shipping documents correct is critically important for shippers.

  • 8 min read
  • Jan 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Does It Matter If Your Logistics Provider Owns Their Own Trucks?

If you're researching carriers and third party logistics (3PL) solutions, you may have come across the terms "asset-based" and "non-asset based." Do you know what these terms mean? And do they matter when it comes to selecting a logistics company for handling and delivery of your cargo?

  • 5 min read
  • Jan 22, 2019 8:33:00 AM

Shipping Hazardous Materials? Here's What You Need to Know.

When you're shipping hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and dangerous goods, you need to take extra care to get everything right. Mistakes in HAZMAT shipping are costly for companies and dangerous for anyone who comes in contact with your shipment. HAZMAT shipping is complex, and shippers who are handling dangerous goods must go through formal certification and training in order to understand all the nuances. But if you're new to the world of dangerous goods, here are a few pointers to get you started.

  • 4 min read
  • Dec 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When Should You Use a Regional Hauler?

Whether you’re shipping freight full truckload (FT) or less-than-truckload (LTL), you have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a carrier to transport your goods. There are more than 700,000 freight carriers in the U.S. alone, the vast majority operating with six or fewer trucks. What kind of carrier is right for you?

  • 4 min read
  • Dec 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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