04/21/2015

The Truck Emissions Evolution

Reading Time: 3 minutes The transportation industry has been subject to change by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 19741 to further their mission to protect human health and the environment2. As emission-control technologies advance, the EPA releases regulations that the heavy truck manufacturers need to comply with to contribute to cleaner air. The regulations don’t only affect manufacturers… Continue reading The Truck Emissions Evolution

04/07/2015

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over $52.4 billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 20141. When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be prepared. Familiarizing yourself with the process will also allow you to make more realistic delivery predictions. Whether you are shipping to the United States to Canada or from… Continue reading Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

03/03/2015

Private vs. Dedicated Fleets: The Right Time to Bring in a Dedicated Partner

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trucks ship over 60% of North America’s freight and are the most utilized mode of freight transportation in the United States1. In 2015, one of the biggest topics in transportation has been the growing concern for driver retention. Last November Bill Graves, president and CEO of the America Trucking Association, stated that driver turnover is… Continue reading Private vs. Dedicated Fleets: The Right Time to Bring in a Dedicated Partner

02/24/2015

Driver Digest: A CDL Driving School Graduate’s Most Important Tool

Reading Time: 3 minutes For graduates across all specialties, graduation is an exciting time; however, it can be intimidating too. Truck drivers especially face a lot of decisions once they earn their CDL. Truck driving is a growing industry with plenty of opportunities for recent grads and the first thing you should do is research. There are many potential… Continue reading Driver Digest: A CDL Driving School Graduate’s Most Important Tool

02/17/2015

The Supply Chain Attraction to the Lehigh Valley Grows

Reading Time: 3 minutes Distributors, manufacturers, and 3pls have been migrating to the Lehigh Valley over the past decade to take advantage of logistics benefits and opportunities. In fact, it was recently recognized as one of the nation’s emerging markets1. The Lehigh Valley is located in Northeast Pennsylvania where underdeveloped farm land and factories once stood. Today as farmers… Continue reading The Supply Chain Attraction to the Lehigh Valley Grows

02/03/2015

10 Things Shippers Should Look For in a Non-Asset Logistics Provider

Reading Time: 4 minutes There has been a trend for shippers to turn to non-asset logistics providers to compare rates and move their freight. The non-asset logistics provider, also known as freight broker, has seen a change in the industry with the passing of the MAP-21, a system to weed out brokers that were operating a very small business… Continue reading 10 Things Shippers Should Look For in a Non-Asset Logistics Provider

12/23/2014

Driver Digest: 10 Winter Driving Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes For a large part of the United States and Canada, winter weather causes undesirable driving conditions. Snow, rain, and ice are the worst nightmares of most drivers. Many people avoid winter roads all together, but for some that isn’t an option. Among these are the truck drivers who are responsible for transporting goods through the… Continue reading Driver Digest: 10 Winter Driving Tips

12/09/2014

Natural Gas Costs Went Down in 2014 and Here’s Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes Transporting goods is a major expense in a company’s supply chain. In fact, transportation costs make up about 63% of total logistics expenses1. Trucking alone comprises about 48% of logistics costs. Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency and one way to accomplish this is by using natural gas. Natural… Continue reading Natural Gas Costs Went Down in 2014 and Here’s Why