With 15.5 million trucks on the road the United States, it is a good bet to say that the ELD mandate is going to have an impact on capacity when December 18, 2017 arrives. Reports vary on exactly how many drivers and fleet owners are ready. Even if just a fraction of the trucks on the road today are put out of commission as a result of the mandate, the trickle-down effect to the economy could be quite significant, especially when more severe penalties go into effect after April 1, 2018. Read about rate predictions associated with the ELD mandate.
Choptank Transport, an award-winning, nationwide third-party logistics (3PL) provider announced today that it has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to help shape the future of logistics technology.
Preston, MD – Oct 31, 2017 Choptank Transport, a third-party logistics provider headquartered in Preston, Maryland, is the recipient of the Optimas Silver Training Award announced yesterday by Workforce magazine, a leading publication for business, strategy and management of today’s labor force.
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.
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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.