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Less than Truckload Shipping


Posted By on May 23, 2016

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is a method for transporting freight that is too small to fill a semi-trailer but too substantial for a parcel carrier. Loads that are appropriate for LTL would be expensive with these other popular methods. HOW DOES IT WORK? Within a particular region, an LTL carrier has numerous vehicles designated to collecting shipments from customers as needed. These vehicles pick up shipments from customers...

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Hours of Service Laws


Posted By on Apr 28, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2000 to regulate the nationwide trucking industry. The primary mission of the FMCSA is to prevent commercial vehicle-related accidents, which is accomplished through the enforcement of safety regulations, research and data collection, the provision of commercial drivers’ licenses, and more. Hours of service (HOS)...

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Supply Chain Security


Posted By on Mar 17, 2015

In recent years, the trucking industry has been noticing an increase in criminal activity that has become a cause for concern. Trucking companies and freight forwarders have been faced with an increase in thefts and tampering, even armed robberies. Even the best carriers are now forced to confront these unpleasant issues in order to reduce risks for their clients and employees and avoid unwanted costs. While some level of risk is...

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Logistics is a Part of Everyday Life


Posted By on Jan 29, 2015

For a moment, consider your favorite store or restaurant. Does the concept of logistics come to mind? Perhaps not at first, but now contemplate how that particular establishment obtains the products and materials needed to conduct business each day. From this broader view, the importance of logistics to our consumer lifestyle and the benefits it provides are undeniable. This then begs the question, what is logistics? The Council of...

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DRIVER SHORTAGE ISSUES

DRIVER SHORTAGE ISSUES


Posted By on Mar 13, 2014

Going into 2014, the trucking industry in the United States has raised concerns about a growing truck driver shortage. Truck drivers are essential to the success of supply chains, but companies are having more and more trouble recruiting new drivers. American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates that there are around 25,000 unfilled driving positions nationwide. While occasional driver shortages confined to certain segments of the...

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COMBATTING WINTER HAZARDS


Posted By on Mar 13, 2014

As frigid temperatures continue to wreak havoc across the nation, freight companies must anticipate hazardous winter weather. Dangerous road conditions and limited visibility pose a threat for even the most experienced drivers, and weather-related traffic is almost inevitable. Despite unavoidable winter hazards, freight companies must protect drivers, vehicles, and cargo without sacrificing the job. EXPECT THE WORST It is essential...

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