Chinese New Year and Inventory Planning

Posted on February 5th, 2019

The year of the pig and final year in the 12 year cycle. Folklore has it that those born in the the year of the pig are destined for wealth and good fortune. Why are we getting into the Chinese Zodiac and the Lunar New Year? Businesses run into the […]

Maintaining Proper Transit Temperatures: Produce

Posted on February 1st, 2019

Shelf life, shelf life, shelf life! Produce has an interesting mix of factors to consider before mapping out a truck, especially if there will be different types of produce in the same load. Even though transportation takes only a few days of shelf life of produce that could be a […]

The Refrigerated (Reefer) LTL Shipment: What it Takes

Posted on January 24th, 2019

  Temperature Controlled LTL shipments are a little more complex than regular dry LTL shipments due to the sensitivity of the freight for temperature and transit time requirements. LTL Carrier Schedules Most dry LTL carriers have a longer running schedule for the week on the days they can pick up. […]

What is Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping?

Posted on January 14th, 2019

Temperature controlled freight shipping is the transport of goods that are sensitive to climate conditions, and require special handling and storage to maintain stable temperatures from dock to dock. This is possible with temperature controlled storage and refrigerated trucking. For example, a temperature controlled environment will keep your produce fresh, […]

What is Refrigerated Trucking?

Posted on January 4th, 2019

Refrigerated trucking, also known as “reefer” trucking – A freight shipping method, specializing in the transportation of foods and products that require temperature-control during transit. The trailer has a built-in refrigeration system to keep all products in the same state that they were received in, whether it be cooled, chilled […]

BOA Holiday Party 2018

Posted on December 21st, 2018

  What is a team? According to businessdictionary.com: “A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job or project.” There is an interdependence on what we do together to reach a common goal. Earlier this year, we felt a need to bring […]

Jason’s Law – Safe Parking for Truck Drivers

Posted on November 30th, 2018

What is Jason’s Law? Jason’s Law was designed to address a serious problem that affects drivers across the country: the lack of safe rest stations for commercial truck drivers. A quick summary, as stated on the Jason’s Law Website: Construction of safe truck parking facilities & construction of public parking […]

Black Friday 2018: The Supply Chain

Posted on November 16th, 2018

How Does Black Friday Affect Supply Chains? Black Friday – Let the shopping begin! These products being sold are planned to be manufactured far ahead of time, and takes more than what meets the eye to get these items to you. Ultimately, the items end up in a store or […]

What is Demurrage?

Posted on November 9th, 2018

Your container gets to port, and something went wrong in the planning to pick it up. Today is going to be the last free day. What does this mean? The “last free day” is the last day of a period of free storage time at the port without paying demurrage. […]

IMO Sulfur 2020 – How This Affects Your Ocean Cargo

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has a new mandate under the Emission Control Area regulations. All merchant vessels are required to reduce their sulfur emissions to 0.5% from 3.5% by 2020. This is a drastic change in emissions, and carriers will need to upgrade their vessels and/or their fuel to […]

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