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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 […]

The Internet of Things Expanded

Thursday, December 27, 2018

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 to connect the vehicle to other vehicles, the cloud and anything else) could work together to go far beyond ELDs. These networks of technology could improve safety in numerous ways, monitor drivers’ […]

Focus on Individual Employees

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Smartphone technology offers shippers and vendors the abilities to pair workers with the devices most appropriate for their daily work. As mobile devices gain sophistication and become more diverse and varied, companies are striving to match the job with the right device. While smartphones are gaining precedence in supply chain operations, they are still subject […]

The Effects of Internet Shopping on Last Mile Delivery

Monday, November 26, 2018

Peeling the layers back of the disruption of the retail market reveals a change in shipping and fulfillment at large — and those changes create a ripple effect throughout the transportation industry. Increased e-commerce adds significant trucks and goods on the roads, which creates more overall traffic. The greater demand for shipping and delivering impacts the […]

The Impact of Technology on Supply Chain Management

Monday, November 05, 2018

New technology is transforming daily business processes for many in supply chain management. The need for real-time tracking and accurate delivery systems makes supply chain management ripe for technological innovation — and mobile, wireless, handheld technology is leading the way throughout the logistics and transportation sectors. With the ever-changing aspect of technology, keeping up with […]

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 […]

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