Author Archives: Purolator International

Don’t Let an Ill-Prepared Shipping Label Hold You Up

Sometimes it’s the easy things that can mess you up.  Take shipping to Canada.  Most businesses are so concerned about the Customs clearance process, and making sure that they don’t get slapped with hidden fees or unexpected delays, that they … Continue reading

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Canada by the Numbers: Top Reasons to Expand Your Customer Base North

Looking to increase your customer base? Expanding to new markets and even new countries is a common plan. As a US based business, Canada is an obvious place to look, because of its close proximity and the many cultural similarities … Continue reading

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78 Percent of Duty Drawbacks go Unclaimed!

Are you in the habit of allowing the federal government to keep more of your money than is legally necessary?  Well, according to reports, each year the U.S. Customs Border Patrol (CBP) holds as much as 78 percent – a … Continue reading

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Ten Things to Know When Shipping to Canada

U.S. businesses are increasingly realizing the potential of expanding to the Canadian market, where just across our northern border, live 33 million potential customers, and an economy that weathered the recent recession far better than the U.S. did.  But before … Continue reading

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The “Aha” Solution Helping Businesses Take Control

Inbound Freight Management: Businesses are increasingly realizing the good sense – and good economics – of taking control of the transportation logistics for all inbound materials.  The concept took center stage last year, when Wal-Mart announced plans to take control … Continue reading

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Pendulum Swings between Freight Volumes and Capacity Shortages

Good news! The volume of freight carried by U.S. trucks has increased dramatically, helping to restore growth and profitability to the recession-battled industry.  The not so good news is that significant cutbacks carriers implemented during the recession could result in … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing: A Scalable Supply Chain Solution

One of the biggest conundrums for small-to-mid sized businesses has been highly efficient software capable of improving their operations, but at a cost that is simply out of reach.  All that is changing thanks to a trend that that is … Continue reading

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Conversation with Your Carriers – Fuel Surcharges

Have you seen recently that a gallon of diesel fuel costs well above $4.00 in most states? It should come as no surprise that transportation providers pass along these costs via fuel surcharges to their customer’s bill, your bill! But … Continue reading

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Limit Driver Hours – DOT Proposal Provokes Stiff Opposition

If your favorite driver is looking a little more chipper these days, it could be because of the Department of Transportation’s proposal to cut an hour from his current 11-hour per day driving limit, and impose other restrictions on driver … Continue reading

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Trade Surges 22 Percent in 2010 between U.S. and Canada

During 2010, surface trade between the United States and Canada increased by more than 22 percent, compared with 2009 levels.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, surface trade accounted for more than $471 billion in goods crossing the … Continue reading

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