How to Reduce DIM Weight Charges When Shipping Your Products

When ecommerce stores and retailers ship their first large boxes, they’re usually surprised by the added cost that comes when the carrier charges by size instead of weight. Sometimes this dimensional weight (DIM weight) can cause a significant increase in price that’ll harm profitability. Carriers such as USPS, FedEx, and UPS will calculate DIM … [Read more...]

Modern-day heroes: Trucking community keeps supply chain moving

Motor carriers taking extra precautions amid COVID-19 SAVANNAH, Ga., May 5, 2020 - As the nation faces concerns over COVID-19, Eric McCray realizes that the trucking community is the heartbeat of America, keeping the supply chain moving and store shelves stocked. "Our drivers are essential workers," said McCray, director of human … [Read more...]

The Role of the Half Pallet

The Benefits of Half Pallets Explored A half pallet is one that comprises half the footprint (length x width) of a conventional pallet. Half pallets, along with quarter pallets and one-eighth pallets are also sometimes referred to as fractional or modular pallets. In North America, for example, where the 48x40-inch pallet is standard, half … [Read more...]

Why Quarter Pallets? FAQ

Quarter pallets can deliver added benefits to the last mile of retail distribution. Small or fractional pallets, including quarter and half pallets, can help provide a powerful boost in floor ready retail sales while increasing efficiencies over the “last mile” of retail distribution. Is the quarter pallet the right choice for your POS (point of … [Read more...]

Why Use Two If One Will Do?

The following reprint underscores early thought about pallet reuse, in essence, the emergence of coordinating inbound receiving of pallets under load with their reuse for outbound shipment. “Why Use Two If One Will Do” was featured in The Palletizer, a material handling publication developed during the Second World War by the U.S. Navy Ordnance … [Read more...]

Research on Cannabis Packaging

The use of marijuana has become legal in several US states and other countries in the world, but it doesn’t mean that its production is out of government’s control. There are many regulations regarding all aspects of cannabis production and distribution, including its packaging. Are you a marijuana consumer and also have a green lifestyle? Then … [Read more...]

Why Package Safety Is Vital In Fleet Management During A Pandemic

By Cindy Cummings COVID-19 is stable on cardboard for 24 hours, but the risk of transmission is low. Apart from person to person infections, surfaces are also deemed risky areas in the propagation of the virus. This is a reason why package safety has also become a vital part of a successful fleet and logistics management. In addition to … [Read more...]

106,000 Jobs in Clean Energy Lost in March Due to COVID-19 Economic Crisis

More than a year’s worth of job gains erased in a few weeks Analysis forecasts industry could lose more than 500K jobs in months ahead CA, NC, PA, MA, MI, NY, OH, TX, WA, IL among hardest-hit states WASHINGTON, DC (April 15, 2020) – More than 106,000 clean energy workers lost their jobs in the month of March, and hundreds of thousands more … [Read more...]

ProFood World Cancels ProFood Live 2020 Conference and Moves Awards Presentation to PACK EXPO International

In view of recent stay-at-home requests by the state of Illinois and many other states, and out of concern for the safety and health of our staff, attendees and customers, ProFood World and PMMI have canceled this year’s ProFood Live conference. Though the live event won’t take place, the food and beverage manufacturing community will be able to … [Read more...]

TriEnda and Penda Corporation Collaborate to Address Urgent Hospital Bed Shortage

Collaboration looks to combat hospital bed shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kruger Family Industries (KFI) has announced a critical collaboration between two key brands in their portfolio, TriEnda and Penda.  These brands have joined forces to work to combat the severe and immediate need to address the upcoming hospital bed … [Read more...]