Transportation & Logistics Market Report

Posted by Choptank Transport on Nov 6, 2017 11:51:10 AM

Curious about what's going on in the industry with wildly fluctuating prices and capacity all over the map?  Check out our recent transportation industry market report

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Tags: Shipper News, Industry News, Market Report

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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Tags: Careers & Culture, Company News

Put on your seatbelts, rates are climbing

Posted by Harriet Mills on Oct 12, 2017 4:35:54 PM

Rising spot rates, decreased capacity, peak season and impending ELDs have created the perfect storm

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Tags: Carrier News, ELDs, Regulations, Industry News

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: Company News

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: Carrier News, Industry News

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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Choptank chooses automated Load Track platform from Trucker Tools

Posted by Aaron Huff on Apr 26, 2017 5:44:11 PM

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.

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Tags: Careers & Culture

An Easter Message from our Executive Vice President, Steve Covey

Posted by Steve Covey on Apr 14, 2017 4:47:17 PM

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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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report April/May 2018

Back to the Future, and How to Beat Biff

The first quarter of 2018 was like a young George McFly sitting in the car before the dance; scary, unpredictable and a foreboding presence hovering over him. Recently, it looks to be working out with the spot market softening and rates inching back down. Many think this should continue short term.

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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