3 Tips to Eliminate Hidden Shipping Costs

INDUSTRY STAR SOLUTIONS | March 23, 2018

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Many companies, both large and small, have significantly reduced their shipping costs by implementing a multi-carrier shipping solution that allows them to compare carrier rates and automate document production. However, you can realize even greater savings by ensuring that your shipping system is configured to actively avoid many unrealized issues that result in added freight costs.

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Founded in 1957, Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation company in Canada. Today PWT offers comprehensive transportation services and solutions across the country, with over 4,000 employees and numerous business locations. Our operations are separated into four divisions: Motor Coach, Oilsands, Student Transportation, and Transit.

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