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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 […]

4 Reasons Your Fuel Doesn’t Get to the Station On Time

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Managing the logistics and supply chain for the gasoline industry is no small feat. Between manufacturers, logistics suppliers, gas stations and ultimately the consumer, there are many variables that can impact how and when fuel is delivered to its final destination. The tank truck industry is a critical piece to this supply chain, hauling commodities […]

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 […]

Outsmart the Next Recession: 2 Key Factors that Will Impact Logistics

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The United States economy is experiencing growth right now. After a slow recovery since the recession, consumers and businesses alike are feeling (cautiously?) optimistic about the near future. FTR Transportation Intelligence provides extensive forecasting and market intelligence for transportation professionals. In our (economic outlook, (Link to blog will go here when published) post we talked […]

How Technology is Impacting Logistics and the Role of the Driver

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Technology is important for creating the best logistics solutions. From supply chain management efficiencies to driver safety and satisfaction, technology is being utilized to meet growing demands in the most cost effective way possible. Drivers are a critical part of the supply chain. Making sure drivers are safe, providing them assistance with staying compliant with […]

The Top Economic Indicators Influencing Logistics Success

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Economic indicators are used to predict future trends in many industries, and directly influence how and when businesses and consumers spend money. The logistics industry is no different. Information about the economy can predict increases or decreases in manufacturing, thereby influencing the number of truckloads of product being moved; the health of the world economy […]

How The Right Logistics Partner Will Improve the Health of Your Chemical Hauling Ecosystem

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The logistics of chemical transportation – managing the movement of sometimes life-threatening, hazardous materials from one place to another – presentsva high level of risk and liability, both for shipper and carrier. This ecosystem of chemical manufacturers, chemical logistics experts and tank truck drivers is much more complex than your typical over-the-roadvtrucking operation. Moving toilet […]

Assessing the Benefits of a Dedicated Private Fleet: Insights from the Tank Truck Marketing Analysis

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

It’s been a challenge for the tank truck industry to estimate and measure the overall impact this important transportation system has on the nation. In late 2015, the National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) announced the availability of its Tank Truck Industry Market Analysis publication. This document highlights the results of an inaugural study which […]

The 5 Key Components to Consider When Selecting Your Logistics Partner

Thursday, February 25, 2016

What determines your best choice for a logistics partner? Is it their reputation? Their safety rating? What makes your logistics partner stand out from the competition? Factors such as reputation, safety record and pricing warrant serious consideration, but what key components need to be analyzed to determine the best solution – one that is economical, […]

Dedicated Carrier Options – What’s Right For You?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The New Year means different things to businesses – increased production, downtime because of staff vacation and/or possibly, an increase in demand for your product, depending on your business. Without a doubt, suppliers in the logistics industry are ramping up for the increased need for their products to be delivered without incident, and on time, […]

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