Current Shipping Impacts on North American Markets
Many businesses, including Freeman, are continuing to experience difficulties with an at-capacity shipping industry struggling to meet demand. Here's what you need to know and how we can help.
Increased Load Sizes
Ongoing surges in US imports, a worsening pandemic, and the holiday season approaching are all contributing to increased load sizes. Businesses are attempting to ship more than originally planned and LTL carriers are accepting more than agreed to.

Lead Time Challenges
Pickup dates are being pushed out as previous deliveries are missed. Receivers are holding trailers and drivers are delayed by other shippers, both extending transit times.

Ongoing COVID Restrictions
Safety protocols are slowing down processes across the board, resulting in problems such as long lines at loading sites, reduced workers on site, and driver detention. 
What You Can Do

Check In
Keep in contact as much as possible with your local branch and local tech sales rep. They can provide you with up-to-date information on inventory and demand. 

Plan Ahead
Place orders as far in advance as possible. The extra notice will allow for any potential shipping delays.

Keep Us Informed
Our supply chain team coordinates transfers to our satellite locations based on demand. If you are able to anticipate your future needs, let us know so we can allocate the product you need and reduce shipping costs as much as possible.
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