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Building a Culture of Safety in Your Supply Chain

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

With it, your supply chain reduces costs, maintains the highest standards of safety, and complies with all government regulations. Without it…who knows? We’re talking about a culture of safety. This isn’t just an important part of the process of building a safer supply chain—it’s really the only part. At Dupré Logistics, we focus on building […]

The Impact of Ecological Disasters on an Industry

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Be honest: when you hear about ecological disasters on the news, how much attention do you really pay to the damage totals? Such high numbers seem to be tossed around on such a routine basis that it’s difficult to understand the very human impact that millions—and even billions—of dollars of damage can do. That’s why […]

The Secrets to Hiring Excellent Drivers

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Anyone who’s in the distribution business will tell you that your company will only run as well as the drivers you hire—and that statement couldn’t be more true. After all, it’s not the managers or the supply chain experts who drive the trucks. Without excellent drivers, no distribution would get done and logistics would be […]

Transporting Chemicals Responsibly

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Moving chemicals across large distances is not an easy task—but somebody’s got to be up to the challenge. As it turns out, transporting chemicals safely and responsibly isn’t just about the machinery and equipment you use, but also the people you select to ensure that the operation is running smoothly. We at Dupre Logistics work […]

Ecology & Safety: A Match Made in Heaven

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Businesses are used to making compromises. If they want to be eco-friendly, they prepare to pay more in costs. If they want more safety, they need to work harder. People believe that to make an “improvement,” you also have to make some sort of “compromise.” But not every improvement needs to be offset by negative […]

The New Approach to Logistics Pricing

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

If you were to follow the old approach to logistics pricing, then you can easily focus on each line item on your budget as its own separate variable. For example, some companies look at their “trucking” costs and ask themselves how they can reduce these costs. But what about the hidden consequences of cutting their […]

Hurricane Preparedness a Key Logistics Factor in 2013?

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Last year, Hurricane Sandy showed just how devastating a storm can be if it hits the wrong place at the wrong time. The results of Sandy were catastrophic: 285 fatalities, billions of dollars in damage, and entire properties wiped out. It’s true: Hurricane Sandy might be a rare event even for some parts of the […]

Pay Rates of Truck Drivers Today

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Have you ever passed a semi on the freeway and thought to yourself, “gee, I wonder what those guys get paid?” While the process of driving a truck might not seem palatable to everyone – indeed, it’s a job with a high turnover rate – truck drivers are like the blood cells that keep the […]

The Unsung Hero of Logistics: The Truck Driver

Monday, March 18, 2013

If you’ve logged in a few hours on the freeway, then it’s likely that you hardly notice the semis and trucks that dot the landscape. How many of us actually stop to think about how important these trucks – and their drivers – are to the logistics of a company, or to the economy as […]

Health Issues for Drivers

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A recent issue of “USA Today” featured an article about health concerns for truckers. We think of trucking as a physical job. However, although there is some physical work in the loading and unloading of the truck, it is primarily a sedentary job – not too different from an office job from a physical perspective. […]

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