Harriet Mills

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No, it's not the truck apocalypse, but high spot rates are a reality

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 24, 2018 11:44:30 AM

As transportation costs remain high, shippers should explore new strategies.

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Tags: Carrier News, Shipper News, Industry News

Technology in transportation - the key to your business's success

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 16, 2018 3:20:00 PM

EDI, API, ELDs, and Blockchain … these are well-known terms to the early adopters of supply chain technology such as 3PLs seeking differentiation in the logistics industry. 

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Tags: Technology, Shipper News, Industry News

Choptank Transport recognized as a top employer in the U.S.

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Choptank Transport is proud to announce it has been selected by two prestigious award organizations for recognition relating to its company culture, training, employee engagement, development, and growth opportunities.  

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Tags: Careers & Culture, Company News

Important tips for truck drivers when winter strikes

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 5, 2018 12:07:09 PM

As we enter the cold winter months and the roads become increasingly hazardous, it’s important that drivers are taking measures to stay safe and reduce the risk of accidents. After the last few days of East Coast bomb cyclone Grayson, drivers have been put to the test! The average number of traffic accidents always spikes during the winter season, and with unusual storms like these, drivers will need to take extra precautions.

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Tags: Carrier News

Moving freight in and out of California now costs more

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 19, 2017 11:02:00 AM

California is well-known for its many transportation laws and regulations. The latest one, implemented on November 1, 2017, is named S.B. 1, and it will have an immediate impact on freight costs coming in and out of the state.

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Tags: Shipper News

Choptank Transport renews commitment to Salisbury University's sales program

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 15, 2017 11:27:26 AM

 

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Tags: Careers & Culture

ELD readiness is headline news

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Tags: Carrier News, ELDs, Regulations, Technology, Shipper News, Industry News

Choptank donates Thanksgiving dinners to local charities

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 22, 2017 10:10:08 AM

       

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Choptank Transport joins new blockchain forerunner, BiTA

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 13, 2017 12:27:56 PM

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.

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Tags: Careers & Culture, Technology, Company News, Industry News

Choptank Transport recognized by Workforce magazine for new training program

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 1, 2017 11:28:19 AM

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.

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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report June/July 2018

JAWS 5 & THE FREIGHT MARKET

As we head into the summer on a wave of record-high MDI we have the sense of uneasiness with the market and what might be lurking around the corner, or in this metaphor, below.  Much like the great original summer blockbuster Jaws, (which was released 43 years ago, sorry to make you feel old), the movie, like the current market, gives participants an “edge of your seat” scare as you don’t know what will happen next.  Studying truckstop.com’s MDI report, history shows that rates might soften a bit in the near future, but the giant, white shark below is lurking.  It could be the tariff’s...

Here is a brief market overview and report on all the factors driving the current market, our expectations for where it’s headed, and most importantly, how to manage this market and come out on top!   

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