Archive for 2018

Maximizing Driver Hours: Individualized Sleep Planning and Appointments

Posted on April 13th, 2018

Now that drivers are on their Electronic Logging Devices and no longer have the flexibility that paper logs once gave, drivers are realizing how strict the Hours-of-Service rules are now that violations pop up instantaneously when they happen. We’re talking about going into violation right down to the second one occurs! What this […]

Tax Reform and the Impact on your Trucking Company

Posted on April 6th, 2018

We are in interesting times, and the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. What does this mean for you? Is it beneficial or detrimental to your income and tax treatment? This is the time to consult with your tax professional […]

ELD Mandate in Full Swing on April 1st – Get Ready!

Posted on March 30th, 2018

Wait for it… ELD Mandate in full swing starting on Sunday, April 1st, 2018! Let’s hope this is just a cruel April Fool’s Day joke played on us by our government. If it isn’t… What’s going to happen? Fleets that run without ELDs installed and put into use will be issued […]

Rising Freight Costs to be Passed on to Consumers

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

Have you noticed any changes in the cost of your groceries? If you don’t see it now, you will definitely see it soon. The effects of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) has been a hot topic in the world of logistics, with warnings time and time again that this will affect all […]

Due Diligence for 3PLs in Choosing a Qualified Carrier

Posted on March 16th, 2018

Looking back to a Blog post we shared back in 2012, we have an update on how choosing an unqualified carrier could leave a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) company responsible for carrier actions. That case had to do with double brokering, but this case had to do directly with the 3PL that […]

SCM: Planning for the Future of Supply Chain Management

Posted on March 9th, 2018

As a new generation begins to take over the workforce, the future of supply chain management will move towards utilizing the latest innovations to improve data reliability, faster workflows, synced data with interconnected systems and much more beyond our imagination.            Image: Supply Chain Management Chart (Source: […]

Building Relationships with Warehouses

Posted on March 2nd, 2018

 We have choices every day on how we interact with others, and some occupations have more opportunities than others. Industry insiders know that having a good relationship with your drivers and warehouse personnel makes a big difference in how your freight is handled and how soon it can get loaded.   […]

Temperature Controlled Freight – Reefer Settings

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

How complicated can a temperature controlled reefer be? Isn’t it just a trailer that runs like a refrigerator? Image: Utility 3000R with Thermo King S-600 Reefer Unit True, to a certain degree. There are a lot of variables when it comes to a refrigerator that moves through different weather, varying temperatures […]

Chinese New Year and How it Affects your Logistics

Posted on February 15th, 2018

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, creates a period of about 10 days of complete silence from an entire country when it comes to your suppliers, agents and partners. Chinese New Year falls on February 16, 2018. Most of the factory workers in China come from faraway […]

Valentine’s Day and the Logistics of Flowers

Posted on February 14th, 2018

How much are Americans projected to spend on flowers this Valentine’s Day? $2 Billion on flowers alone, according to the Society of American Florists. Since the United States produces fewer than 30 million roses, the demand for 200 million roses will be sourced from the global supply chain, and mostly from […]

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