Archive for the ‘FTL (Full Truckload)’ Category

Best Practices for Short Hold Warehouse Operations

Posted on March 28th, 2019

With limited space available for “Short Hold” freight, being stored for short periods at a time, it is important to be efficient in utilizing that time and space. Require carrier appointments to minimize surprises and plan the docks accordingly. Re-slot positions as necessary to reduce time spent looking for freight […]

Proper Transport of Fresh Produce: Sanitation

Posted on March 22nd, 2019

Proper transport of fresh produce from farm to market reduces the potential for microbial contamination. Within the transportation chain, it is the responsibility of all parties involved to communicate and maintain the quality and safety of the produce while in transit. Cross-Contamination Every time a product gets moved, there is […]

Daylight Savings and Truck Driver Schedules

Posted on March 8th, 2019

Truck drivers need to be aware of how the Daylight Savings Time (DST) affects his or her sleep schedule and driver log times. The regulations state a 14 hour workday, 11 hour driving time and 10 hour off duty / sleeper berth. The time is counted by the number of […]

The Importance of Cross-Docking

Posted on March 1st, 2019

Why Would Anyone Need to Use Cross-Docking? Inventory storage takes up space in warehouses, and costs businesses money to use. Oftentimes, storage is necessary, especially large inventory runs, anticipated demand spikes, timeliness etc. These demands show the importance of cross-docking and the benefits it brings. By having Just in Time […]

Mixing Produce in Reefer LTL: Factors to Consider

Posted on February 21st, 2019

What else needs to be considered in transporting product other than proper temperature management? A major factor to consider is having a truck with a mixed load of produce that affect each others aromas and flavors. The perfect storm is brewing if the carrier is unaware of the nuances of […]

The Transportation of Chocolate

Posted on February 14th, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! Last year, we took a look at the supply chain of flowers for Valentine’s Day. Ever wonder how to properly transport all that lovely chocolate you see on the shelves at your local shop? Melting Point The melting point for chocolate is slightly under the human body […]

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 […]

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. With temperature controlled shipping (Sometimes referred to as climate controlled shipping), goods must be kept at a certain temperature from the […]

What is Reefer Trucking?

Posted on January 4th, 2019

Reefer trucking, also known as “refrigerator” trucking, is 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 […]

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 […]

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