Choptank’s commitment to ethical business practices

Posted by Choptank Transport on Jan 30, 2017 1:29:34 PM

Choptank Transport's #1 Core Value - Commit

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Tags: Blog, transparency, 3pl ethics, 3pl

Will the ELD mandate remain in place in a Trump administration?

Posted by Choptank Transport on Jan 13, 2017 4:15:00 PM

As January 21 quickly approaches, many truckers are waiting with bated breath to see if President-elect Trump will make any changes to the numerous — and often controversial — regulatory standards that will go into effect in the near future. 

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Tags: Blog, ELDs

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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New court ruling supports ELD mandate

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 4, 2016 9:15:00 AM

The ELD mandate has been one of the most discussed topics of the last year. Although aimed at trucking companies, the ripple effect could impact the entire transportation industry in countless ways. Of course with any major change, viewpoints vary greatly, with some fully supporting the mandate and others questioning its authenticity.

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Tags: ELDs

Electronic logging device mandate spells change for drivers and carriers

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 30, 2016 9:20:17 AM

We are in the midst of a big change, as approximately three million truck drivers will be moving into the electronic age. That is, they will be replacing their traditional paper driving logs, that old standby, with electronic logging devices (ELD). While there are some exceptions, the final deadline for full compliance is Dec. 16, 2019.

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Tags: Blog, ELDs, Electronic Logging Device

Facts About Trucking & Logistics

Posted by brandon landgraf on Sep 29, 2016 3:40:32 PM

Trucking & Logistics plays a major role in our every day lives. Everything from the device your using to view this post with to the clothes your wearing have been touched by transportation. Here are a few facts about the transportation industry and how impactful it is on the American way of life: 

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Tags: Career Cafe

Food safety: Keeping the loading dock and equipment clean

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 23, 2016 9:20:50 AM

The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, is an expanding document that continually grows in order to make the food we eat safer and less likely to be contaminated, covering each stop along the way “from farm to table.”

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Tags: Blog, Food Safety Modernization Act, FSMA

Appreciating Carriers - Hot weather can take its toll on long-haul drivers

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 15, 2016 1:01:00 PM

With fall around the corner, the weather is changing, but just last week we had some close to record-setting high temperatures. These temperatures can mean horrible sleeping conditions for the long-haul truck driver.

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Tags: Blog, appreciating drivers, hot weather, truck driver appreciation day

What Shippers Need to Know About the ELD Mandate

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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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