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

04/14/2015

Optimize Your Warehouse Layout

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the demand for quick delivery ramps up for ecommerce it makes many companies re-evaluate the layout of their warehouses to increase productivity. Whether your warehouse is a cross-dock or an e-commerce facility there are many ways to optimize your facility for both inbound and outbound operations. Here are a few ways to optimize your… Continue reading Optimize Your Warehouse Layout

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

03/17/2015

Managing Seasonality in Your Supply Chain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Busy season. Black Friday. Major storms. There are many elements that could cause a surge in your business and it’s important your supply chain is ready. Preparation for these influxes includes finding the right avenue for managing your distribution. Here are a few options to make your operation less stressful and more efficient during surges… Continue reading Managing Seasonality in Your Supply Chain

03/10/2015

Debunking Intermodal Shipping Myths

Reading Time: 2 minutes Intermodal shipping has grown year over year as companies enjoy the benefits of moving freight via rail. In fact, intermodal shipping grew 8/3% in December 2014 in comparison to December of last year1. As the transportation industry faces driver shortages and port complications, intermodal offers a dependable, time definite solution. Although intermodal transportation continues to… Continue reading Debunking Intermodal Shipping Myths

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