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Are Invisible Costs Hurting Your Company?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Logistics has long been thought of, by most companies, as an operating cost that must be minimized. This is a very short-term and, frequently, dangerous viewpoint, not only in assessing logistics costs, but in analyzing costs for other functions as well. What are invisible costs? These are the costs that do not show up on […]

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 […]

Employee Spotlight: Allen Churning

Monday, July 15, 2019

Service Group — Crude Terminal — Floresville, TX Hobbies — Gardening, Koi Fish “Mr. Churning has worked for Dupré right at five years accident-free, very dependable and safe driver.” — Mark Kidd, Senior Operations Manager, Crude Oil Group Allen Churning was looking to make a change about five years ago and happened upon an advertisement for a […]

How 3PL Employees Balance Safety And Efficiency With Smart ELD Applications

Friday, June 07, 2019

Smartphone technology offers shippers and vendors the ability to pair employees with the devices most appropriate for their daily work. As mobile devices become more sophisticated and diverse, companies are striving to identify the right device for their needs. Smartphones are proving to be a safe and efficient alternative to traditional ELD solutions for supply […]

How The Internet of Things Is Changing Supply Chain Management

Saturday, May 25, 2019

When it comes to improving safety and changing the way vehicle logistics are managed, the internet of things (IoT) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology are working together to provide sophisticated supply chain management solutions which go far beyond typical ELD applications. These networks of technology improve safety in numerous ways. Common applications include monitoring drivers’ health, […]

The Last Mile: How E-Commerce Has Changed Shipping Logistics Forever

Sunday, May 05, 2019

As e-commerce continues to grow in popularity, fast fulfillment is becoming an industry expectation. Same-day delivery is, for many online shoppers, an assumed convenience offered by online platforms like Amazon, eBay, or Google. As fewer people visit brick-and-mortar stores in favor of the ease and simplicity of online shopping, 3PL shippers are having to address […]

Employee Spotlight: Scotty Reynolds

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Scotty Reynolds joined the Dupré team in June of 2006 as a driver for our Energy Distribution Services group in Collins, Mississippi, a satellite terminal for Jackson Energy. He has worked his way to become the Director of Safety, based in Baton Rouge. Scotty is passionate about his own family, as well as his Dupré […]

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 […]

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