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2019 Texas Challenge

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Dupré Logistics LLC participated in the annual Texas Challenge on July 8-10 in Corpus Christi. The Challenge is an annual competition organized by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Service to recognize the best commercial vehicle inspectors as well as to represent the State of Texas at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s […]

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 […]

John Istre Safety Award

Thursday, January 03, 2019

The focus on safety and service at Dupré dates back to beginning with our very first employee, John Istre. Mr. John was hired in December, 1979 and retired from our company in May, 1991. He was a prime factor in our success and he left a legacy of doing the job right the first time […]

Seven Facts to know about ELDs

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Since Dec. 18, 2017, the start of the Phase II Compliance Phase of ELD standards, compliance to the new ELD standards has come faster for bigger fleet companies. The bigger fleets generally have complied and have been less disgruntled, compared to the smaller fleets. Pre-mandate, the smaller fleets, in particular, were wary of the decrease […]

The Big yellow buses are here for the start of the new school year

Friday, August 11, 2017

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY Tips for Motorists: Slow down. Be especially careful when driving on neighborhood streets and around school zones, always expect the unexpected. Be alert for youngsters walking to and from school as you back out of your driveway or leave your parking garage. We want school children to be safe. Watch for them […]

Race for the Holidays

Thursday, December 01, 2016

At Dupre, we consider safety a part of everyone’s daily driving habits, not something that’s just for commercial drivers. Our Director of Safety &Training, Al Lacombe, shared his thoughts on safe driving for the holidays, and we want to share his practical advice with you as well. With Thanksgiving behind us, we now start into […]

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 […]

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