National Motor Freight Class Changes Effective April 10, 2021

In an effort to establish fair measures and standardize freight pricing, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) system that classifies all commodities in the United States into one of 18 classifications. Effective April 10, 2021 there will be several changes to classifications in Supplement 1 of NMF 100-AU that you should be aware of.

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Understanding the Value of Cargo Insurance with BTX Global Logistics

BTX Global Logistics believes that well-informed shippers help their logistics provider protect their cargo. With that in mind, we've put together an educational piece on the value of Cargo Insurance and some of the differences between "Declared Value" and "All Risk Cargo Insurance" that we hope you will take the time to download and read.

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BTX Cares: Five Ways BTX is Sharing the Love this Valentine’s Day

Giving back to communities near and far has been engrained in the BTX Global Logistics culture since it’s very inception. In 2018, BTX Cares was created to make this part of BTX’s core values official and help advance the company’s philanthropic efforts. From specialty drives (i.e. food, clothing, toys) to monetary donations and in-person activities, BTX has supported a wide range of organizations in different ways throughout the years.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Service: Key Milestones in BTX’s History

It is with great excitement that BTX Global Logistics is celebrating 40 years of service! What began as a single airfreight terminal in 1980 has grown into a renowned, worldwide freight-forwarding organization with more than 30 branches across North America.

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Limited Quantity Labeling Changes Now in Effect for Ground Shipments

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) phase-out of the Other Regulated Materials-D (ORM-D) classification for small quantities of hazardous materials shipped via ground ended on Dec. 31, 2020. As of January 1, 2021, shippers must mark and label packages according to the new DOT regulations for limited quantities to avoid the rejection of their packages.

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Don't Be Spooked: Understand the 13 Most Used Accessorials in Logistics

As the holiday peak season approaches, it is important to understand and plan in advance for accessorial fees. Accessorials, also known as surcharges, are fees that a carrier may need to charge for additional, specialized services such as lift-gate usage, inside pickup/delivery, or chassis rental, for example.

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Don’t be Left Behind this Holiday Season: Know What to Expect and How to Prepare

Holiday shopping is already underway with companies gearing up for record high online sales for the 2020 Holiday Season. COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of eCommerce and increased demand for Home Delivery goods. The uniqueness of the current landscape has resulted in both challenges and opportunities for businesses and logistics worldwide and the ability to adapt to the shifting market constraints continues to be key. 

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BTX Service Update: West Coast Wildfires & Tropical Storms Cause Delays

Oct. 12, 2020 Post-Hurricane Delta Update: On Friday, October 10, Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana causing more than 600,000 power outages and severe area flooding. As the storm's remnants moved inland over the weekend, Florida, Texas and Mississippi also suffered significant damage and flooding. Disruptions and delays in ground transportation and other service lines are to be expected in these areas.

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent natural disasters throughout the United States. Wildfires in the West Coast and other hazardous weather conditions caused by tropical storms throughout the U.S. have impacted ground transportation and other service lines in key areas, including:

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BTX Global Logistics Recognizes National Truck Driving Appreciation Week

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). This is an important time to pay tribute to the 3.6 million professional truck drivers in the United States for their continued commitment in undertaking one of our economy’s most demanding and critical jobs. This year’s NTDAW takes on special significance considering the crucial role drivers have been playing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the natural disasters this year.

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Global Shipping: 2019 Takeaways and Key Documentation Made Easy

Did you know that almost everything used in your daily life has been transported via ship or aircraft? From computers to cars, clothes and everything in-between, the world’s most needed and desired goods have been shipped from one country to another. In fact, global shipping is responsible for about 90% of the world’s total trade, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. 

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