Rising spot rates, decreased capacity, peak season and impending ELDs have created the perfect storm
Preston, MD – Sept 18, 2017 Today Choptank Transport, a third-party logistics provider, headquartered in Preston, Maryland, announced the launch of a new brand strategy and logo design to align with its recent growth and technology-driven logistics services.
Labor Day, like Memorial Day, is one of those “long weekend” holidays we all look forward to. Some people even confuse the two. We ponder the origins of each one briefly so we feel good about why we are celebrating it. These holidays have grown to represent more than just the day itself. Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of summer, nice weather and vacation time -- and conversely, Labor Day, the beginning of the school year, fall foliage and the bigger holidays.
Shipping product by rail has become quite a challenge in recent months. Shippers across America are concerned about their products getting delivered on time, and with good reason. CSX is experiencing serious service delays, which in turn have trickled down to many of the other rail providers. The situation has escalated to such a degree that shippers are filing official complaints with the Surface Transportation Board (STB), according to Transport Topics’ August 9, 2017 article.
Everyone’s been talking about the upcoming ELD mandate’s December deadline and how it is going to affect carriers. Shippers are equally interested in how, and when, it’s going to affect their bottom line.
Transparency and visibility in the supply chain are popular blog topics these days, specifically surrounding emerging technologies. But let’s face it … real people won’t completely be replaced by technology, at least not in the immediate future. When things go awry, human beings are still customers and carriers best assets.
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Choptank Transport, Inc., one of the nation’s top third-party logistics firms, has chosen the automated Load Track platform from Trucker Tools to achieve higher levels of shipment visibility, customer service and carrier satisfaction.
Easter is a unique holiday. It is the only one that can fall within a 35 day period. Here in Maryland, the feel of Easter can be windy, damp, and cold … or sunny and 85 (which bodes well this year for pleasant Easter egg hunting). Easter is a time for reflection, no matter what you may choose to believe; it is also an opportunity to be part of a re-birth, a fresh start, or even a renewal.
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Are you a carrier, owner-operator or fleet manager on the ELD mandate's "must comply" list? If so, we’ve provided a useful reference guide of 7 ELD manufacturers worth considering that are on the FMCSA’s ELD registry list. There are of course more, but this is a good place to get started.
If you’re a Marvel Comics fan and have seen the latest box-office hit “Logan” you may have noticed a scene where driverless trucks are a part of the fast-paced, futuristic landscape. How close are we to this sci-fi reality?