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5 Tips to Not Overpay on Shipping: LTL & Parcel Edition

Date: January 29, 2016 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Why do we overpay? More often than not, it’s just so easy to go with the status quo. Some people feel they’re already getting a great deal (“I’m grandfathered in”), which maybe they are. Others are simply too busy to realize, they’re overpaying. Finally, there’s the “what’s the catch?” crowd. People also overpay because they simply aren’t aware they could pay less. Carrier contracts are subject to provisions on multiple rate & rules tariffs, requiring an in-depth

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O Come, O Come...

Date: December 17, 2015 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Shipping Carriers Struggle to Keep Up this Holiday Season Who doesn’t like the holiday season? The shopping, decorating, and most importantly shipping all of those gifts you bought half way across the country. As expected, the holiday season is the shipping industry’s busiest and biggest time of the year. According to reports, last year UPS and FedEx both delivered 97% of their packages on-time the week after Thanksgiving. During this same period in 2015, those

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Shipping with a Fire Monkey this February

Date: December 15, 2015 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Are you shipping in or out of China this February? Don’t let your shipments get stuck with a Fire Monkey. The holiday season, the time for present shopping, gift giving, house decorating, tree trimming, family time of the year. You know what…I bet there’s one part of that you haven’t thought of yet…Chinese New Year. I totally caught you off guard there, didn’t I? I know what you’re thinking, “Why on earth is Chinese New

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AFS Acquires Smart Freight Solutions, Inc., Expands into Kansas

Date: November 24, 2015 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Shreveport, LA – November 24, 2015 – As of August 29, 2014, AFS acquired Smart Freight Solutions, Inc. of Lenexa, KS.  Founder and CEO Joe Baker, architect of the TMS application the company became well-known for, has transitioned into the role of VP Enterprise Application Development at AFS.  The TMS software has been incorporated into AFS’ existing suite of services. This is the seventeenth acquisition for AFS and the seventh since October 2012.   About AFS

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Logistics Tech Outlook Selects AFS for Top 10 Transportation Management Solution Providers 2015

Date: November 23, 2015 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Fremont, CA—November 10, 2015—Logistics Tech Outlook ( has chosen AFS ( for its Top 10 Transportation Management Solution Providers2015. The positioning is based on evaluation of AFS’ capabilities in providing reduced shipping solutions, freight and parcel audits, and analytics worldwide. Annual list showcases the Top 10 Transportation Management Solution Providers. AFS makes it to Logistics Tech Outlook’s top Transportation Management Solution Providers list for its expertise in meeting and overcoming the various challenges in the

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