Avoiding price fluctuations during produce season

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 15, 2016 11:30:58 AM

For produce suppliers, the change in season brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to market. However, it also brings a big change in shipping rates and availability. When you have perishable goods, there's no time to waste. You need to ship those items to distributors safely so they can be sold before profits spoil — literally.

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Choptank Transport hosts scholarship winners from Salisbury University

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 1, 2016 2:37:35 PM
(L-R) Jamie Drown, scholarship recipient, Amit Poddar, MASMI Director, Christy Weer, Dean of Salisbury University's School of Business, Pam Hutchinson, Vice President of Human Resources, Choptank Transport
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Shipping Seasonal Freight - the problems, the solutions

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 30, 2016 2:39:12 PM

How to overcome the challenges of shipping refrigerated produce and nursery freight

Produce and nursery items appear in our stores every single day, and it’s easy to take them for granted. Successfully bringing these items to market, however, is dependent on refrigerated transportation, making it one of the industry's larger challenges.

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FMCSA extends response period for safety fitness proposal into the spring

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 18, 2016 10:49:19 AM

As a whole, the logistics and distribution industry is eagerly awaiting the final form of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Fitness Determination rule. And the latest news is that you’re going to have to wait a little while longer before any final decision is reached. The original notice of proposed rulemaking was issued January 21 and, at the time, called for a 60-comment period. That would have brought the comment period to a close at the end of this month.

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The coercion ruling: Why working with the right 3PL is more important than ever

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 24, 2016 2:42:28 PM

Ever heard of the coercion ruling? If you are a 3PL, the answer is an emphatic yes. Created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the coercion ruling holds accountable brokers, carriers, receivers, shippers and anyone else who may attempt to push drivers into violating existing transportation legislation in order to deliver a shipment more quickly.

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Geoff Turner, President and CEO, Choptank Transport looks toward challenges, promises of 2016

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 15, 2016 9:49:36 AM

Journal of Commerce > Trucking Logistics   Annual Review & Outlook, 2016

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5 things you need to know about the new Fast Act highway bill

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 12, 2016 11:46:09 AM

Think of your favorite action movie. The clock is counting down on the doomsday device, the hero is trying desperately to save his partner from impending doom, and all the while the villain is laughing manically. The tick-tock of that clock has you on the edge of your seat, gripped in tension — and you're only watching the movie. As for those of us in the transportation industry, we feel like we lived it at the end of 2015.

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Answers to your most common FSMA questions

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 5, 2016 4:24:41 PM

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a hot topic of conversation for everyone in our industry. The act’s goal, of course, is to ensure safety and security for all food and feed in the supply chain, which is something we can all get behind. But for vendors, shippers and receivers, plenty of questions exist.

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The right shipper can help you avoid winter-weather worries

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 26, 2016 10:22:18 AM

Preparation is the separation

You can plan for a lot of things in the shipping industry, but you can never completely plan for the weather. That’s why it’s important to be prepared.

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Choptank announces annual President's Club winners

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 11, 2016 11:46:02 AM

An exceptional group of top performers and sales superstars have been honored with Choptank Transport's prestigious annual President's Club award.

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Choptank Transport recognized for Silver Optimas Training Award

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“We are excited to be recognized for such an essential part of our business. We’ve put a lot of effort into creating an optimum training program over the last several years,” said Paul Wood, director of process improvement. “

 

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