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Choptank Transport Unveils New Tech-Driven Brand & Logo

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 18, 2017 5:45:00 AM

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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Tags: Choptank Transport, #CtheDifference, Choptank Launches New Brand

Labor Day Shipping Rates Spike

Posted by Harriet Mills on Aug 24, 2017 9:55:46 AM

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.

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Tags: supply chain, transportation, trucking

Railway Chaos

Posted by Harriet Mills on Aug 14, 2017 3:50:59 PM

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.

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What shippers need to know about the ELD mandate

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 20, 2017 5:09:40 PM

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.

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It's 3 am, do you know where your freight is? Choptank Does.

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 19, 2017 4:41:12 PM

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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Tags: 3pl ethics

7 ELD Manufacturers Worth Comparing

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 11, 2017 1:27:09 PM

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. 

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Will autonomous trucks ever rule the world?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 10, 2017 3:28:10 PM

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?

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Tags: trucking, Driverless Trucks, Autonomous Trucks

Shippers & Warehouse Managers, How to Deal with Winter Weather Delays

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 6, 2017 10:56:16 AM

Well, here we go again. It’s January and snow is in the forecast. I hear our logistics teams talking to carriers about weather concerns in states across the South and coming up the East Coast. Shippers, warehouse managers, carriers and receivers have delivery times on the top of their agendas.

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Tags: Winter Weather Blog

5 easy ways to save on LTL shipping

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 29, 2016 9:43:25 AM

3PLs are seeing an uptick in LTL freight because buyers are purchasing smaller quantities for just-in-time deliveries.  

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5 red flags you are working with a subpar 3PL

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 11, 2016 12:48:23 PM

Looking for a 3PL? Understanding what you don't want is just as important as knowing what you do. To find a quality company, avoid these five red flags that can put your freight at risk. 

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Market Report January 2018

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Looks like we’re trading 2017 Hurricanes for winter cyclones and a Polar Vortex. A historically high MDI will stay high with this weather being the driving force. A resurgent economy, a long-awaited infrastructure proposal and new tax cuts will help ease the pain of these higher rates. 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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