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Global Source Logistics gives back to the community!

Global Source Logistics gives back to the community!

Global Source Logistics CEO, Zach Gable would like to thank Pam Branam and the Vistas for Children Team! What a beautiful day in Palos Verdes and for such a great cause! If anyone would like to join Global Source in donating to this very worthy organization, you can donate online by clicking this link: Donate To Vistas for Children...

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Tips on Freight Class

Tips on Freight Class

Freight Class refers to the classification set forth by the NMFC. The freight class for your shipment must be correct for correct pricing and to ensure that your shipment is on time. We’ve come up with three tips to help you when classifying your freight: The NMFC is a constantly changing document, so you should look at the NMFC codes you are using and verify they are still valid. Density is a key factor! While we still have the NMFC, the industry is more and more dependent on density and the rules regarding density are getting more and more complex. Please make sure you use the free density calculator on ShipGSL.com. Lastly, if you are inspected and they re-weigh your density based items; make sure the carrier changes the class. This is the scenario where the carrier wants to have its cake and eat it too. If you need assistance on classifying your shipment feel free to contact us...

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Global Source Logistics Named #80 in Los Angeles Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies

Global Source Logistics Named #80 in Los Angeles Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies

Global Source Logistics has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in Southern California by the Los Angeles Business Journal in its annual report. This is a significant accomplishment and should be an indicator of good things to come! To see the full list, please visit the LA Business Journal...

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Global Source Logistics Honored by Inc5000

Global Source Logistics Honored by Inc5000

Global Source Logistics announced as #841 on the Inc5000! We are extremely excited to be named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for 2015. A big thank you to our customers and our team members. We could not have done it without...

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Congratulations to Global Source Logistics for being ranked as the #2 GlobalTranz agency worldwide at this year’s convention.

Congratulations to Global Source Logistics for being ranked as the #2 GlobalTranz agency worldwide at this year’s convention.

Congratulations to Global Source Logistics for being ranked as the #2 GlobalTranz agency worldwide at this year’s 2014 convention. “It is a tremendous honor to be ranked in the top 1% of GlobalTranz agencies (over 500 agencies worldwide)”, said Zach Gable, President for Global Source Logistics. “Our partnership with GlobalTranz continues to grow and improve each and every year. We are truly grateful to the GlobalTranz team for their continued technology and carrier improvements that are vital to our ongoing success”. Global Source Logistics is still the #1 west coast agency for...

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Capacity Crunch & Helpful Tips

Capacity Crunch & Helpful Tips

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and we enter the last few weeks of the year we wanted to address the capacity crunch that we are all dealing with. What is capacity? Capacity is the maximum amount that something can be contained. Several of you have experience missed pickups and delayed deliveries. This is all a result of capacity. This is the worst capacity we have seen in over 10 years. There are 4 factors that are contributing to the problem: Less trucking companies which in turn means less trucks. In simpler terms there is more freight than the trucking companies can handle. You are also seeing a number of partner carriers being used as major carriers are looking for help to deliver their freight. Carriers are filling their trucks before they reach their final destinations on their routes. Lack of drivers replacing retired drivers A number of long-time drivers are approaching retirement age and help wanted ads are filling the local newspapers. Carriers are desperate to find qualified good drivers. Construction growth is enticing drivers to that industry. Economic factors decreasing  equipment investment Many carriers held on to tractors and trailers longer than they should as they could not afford to replace them. Now they are able to but the demand is out numbering the availability of new equipment. Government regulation The new 34-hour restart provision has impacted scheduling of drivers and routes being able to be covered by carriers. Salary demands and drivers preferences to remain close to home have greatly affected carrier’s long haul on time service percentages Tips As we approach the holiday season; if you need a shipment to arrive on time look at the guarantee options. Carriers are trained to make sure those are taken care of first. Be careful booking a shipment...

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Thanksgiving Closure for November 27-28

Thanksgiving Closure for November 27-28

Global Source Logistics will be closed next week on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please contact us if you have any questions. Best wishes on this holiday to all of our friends, neighbors and...

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Capacity Crunch Greatly Effecting Carrier Performances

Capacity Crunch Greatly Effecting Carrier Performances

Carrier Capacity is at an all-time high right now for all Domestic LTL carriers. Carriers are suffering from lack of certified drivers as well as available trucks. Carriers are getting filled up on their pickups before they reach all of their scheduled deliveries and don’t have the fleet force to go back out to the customers still on their schedule so customers are seeing a 1-2 day delay in pickups. This is greatly affecting the service and performance of the carriers domestically. Carriers are taking drastic measures in increasing the number of trucks in their fleet and are currently hiring more quality drivers. Carriers are also being affected by labor laws. Gone are the days when drivers did not mind being away from their homes weeks at a time. Salary demands and drivers preferences to remain close to home have greatly affected carrier’s long haul on time service percentages. Also now all drivers cannot go over 70 hours per week in driving. What Contributes to the Trucking Capacity Crunch? 1. Less Trucking Companies, Less Trucks Over 5,000 trucking companies went out of business in 2012 and nearly 400,000 trucks have been taken off the road. In other words, there are about 8,000 fewer trucks available nationwide on any given day. Certain industry segments (e.g., flatbed trucks) have been hit harder than others (e.g., tankers). Overall capacity can no longer meet current demand and industry experts expect it to keep getting worse. Click here to read more >> 2. Lack of Drivers Replacing Retiring Drivers A large number of long-time drivers are approaching retirement age. Help-wanted ads in local newspapers are dominated by the 800-numbers of trucking companies looking for CDL holders. On the Internet, anyone who visits a few trucking-related pages soon will find banner ads by driver-desperate carriers...

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GSL Named #2 Largest Agency in the Entire GlobalTranz Network

GSL Named #2 Largest Agency in the Entire GlobalTranz Network

This past week Global Source Logistics was announced as the #2 largest agency in the entire GlobalTranz network. This is a tremendous honor. We would like to thank all of our employees and especially all of our customers. We could not have done it without you. From Left to Right: Michael LeWinter (Vice President — Global Source Logistics) Michael Bookout (EVP Pricing and Carrier Relations — GlobalTranz) Zach Gable (President — Global Source Logistics) From Left to Right: Michael LeWinter (Vice President — Global Source Logistics) Andrew Leto (Chief Executive Officer — GlobalTranz) Michael Leto (President Direct Sales — GlobalTranz) Zach Gable (President — Global Source Logistics) From Left to Right: Michael LeWinter (Vice President — Global Source Logistics) Zach Gable (President — Global Source...

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Packing Your Freight (Part 2)

Packing Your Freight (Part 2)

Last month I listed a few ideas to help keep your freight safe while in transit – click here to read Part 1. Here are a few more ways to help your freight arrive safely. Keep any loose items secured.   Hoses, cords, arms, handles, etc., all need to be secured so they don’t catch on something and become damaged, or damage other freight.  A quick and simple thing like plastic wrapping the freight can help to keep it safe and secure. Use solid pallets.  Pallets can take a beating but still be usable.  Make sure the wood is not cracked and there are no missing pieces, and it’s securely nailed together.  If the pallet falls apart while in transit due to it being in poor shape from the start, it’s not the fault of the carrier if there is damage to your freight. Use heat-treated wood for international shipments. ISPM 15 (International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15) requires that all international ocean freight shipments using any species of raw wood packaging must be fumigated or heat-treated, prior to international shipping, to kill insects or fungus.  All wood-packing materials used in international shipping must be stamped with the approved by IPPC stamp. International ocean freight shipments that contain wood-packing materials will be checked for compliance with the ISPM 15 regulations before being allowed to enter to, or crossing through a participating to IPPC country.  ISPM 15 rules apply to international shipping of ocean freight that contains wood-packaging material: wooden pallets, wooden crates, dunnages, drums, wood cases etc. While the shear volume of freight moving internationally makes it unlikely your freight would be turned away for not meeting ISPM 15, it could be refused and you would be responsible for either complying or returning it to the shipper.  It’s easier to make...

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