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AVOID DELAYS IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN DURING CVSA INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK WEEK

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

  International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world. It spans across North America and takes place during a 72-hour period.  During this annual event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver safety. Each year, the CVSA […]

More Than a Mandate: Safety Drives Savings

Friday, January 17, 2020

As we’ve mentioned before on our site, the trucking industry is going through a number of profound changes. From a looming insurance crisis to a tightly-contested technology arms-race, service providers and operators are having to rethink the term “business as usual”. Tracking every single change to the industry and compiling it into one neatly trimmed […]

The Hidden Costs of the Trucking Crisis

Monday, January 06, 2020

Chances are, 2020 is going to be a particularly expensive year for the trucking industry. This may come as a bit of a surprise since the industry is experiencing some of its fastest growth in 20 years. A markedly strong economy is driving a rapid increase in demand but, as carriers work alongside 3PL’s to […]

By the Numbers: The State of Transportation Part 3

Monday, February 11, 2019

Part 3 out of our 3 part series “The State of Transportation”- BY THE NUMBERS 28% – The percentage of increase in container traffic at US ports since 2009 50 million tons- The amount of freight that is moved across our nation everyday $28 billion- The annual cost of truck congestion To continue reading download the printable […]

By the Numbers: The State of Transportation Part 2

Friday, January 18, 2019

Part 2 out of our 3 part series “The State of Transportation”- BY THE NUMBERS 8.35 years – The average light-duty vehicle age by GVW 8 years- The average medium-duty vehicle age by GVW 7.87 years- the average heavy-duty vehicle age by GVW $66.5 Billion- Freight moved by trucks, 4.1% increase compared to March 2017 […]

By the Numbers: The State of Transportation Part 1

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

We’ve compiled numbers from a variety of sources, including the DOT, to create our first in a series of three BY THE NUMBERS infographics.   30%- Percentage of applicants that are unable to pass a background/drug test 52- The average age of a truck driver 80%- Rate that motor vehicle fatality has decreased in the last […]

How We Impact the Challenge of Chemical Manufacturers

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The movement of hazardous materials between chemical manufacturers and their intended destination is a challenging, yet necessary piece of the logistics industry. Tank trucks haul products that have a direct impact on the economy; from gasoline to agricultural products, their movement is essential to oureconomyin North America. The National Tank Truck Industry states that recent […]

Update on Transportation Regulations and their Impact on the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Regulations within any industry, but especially the trucking industry, are complex and ongoing. Between government officials, trade organizations, drivers, shippers and carriers, there are many people and organizations impacted by regulation. It’s important for logistics professionals to stay updated and involved in the latest information and legislation regarding trucking industry regulation. When you actively participate […]

Trends in Logistics: Solutions for Actively Managing Capacity Challenges

Thursday, April 14, 2016

One challenge in the transportation sector at the moment is the issue of capacity. According to FTR’s latest findings, active truck utilization is already at 96%; as the economy grows, businesses require additional transportation solutions, requiring more trucks and drivers to move the products needed for consumers. Yet, this increase in demand doesn’t necessarily mean […]

Recruiting Younger Drivers to an Aging Workforce

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It’s a familiar story: the increasing driver shortage in the trucking industry is capping capacity and slowing potential growth. In a December 2014 Commercial Carrier Journal’s (CCJ) survey of 255 owners, executives and senior managers, the results were startling clear: 57.3% of for-hire carrier respondents believed that driver shortages would be their biggest concern in […]

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