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: ELDs, Careers & Culture

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: ELDs, Regulations, Careers & Culture

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: Careers & Culture

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: Regulations, Careers & Culture

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: Carrier News, Shipper News, Careers & Culture

Choptank Transport – Named on Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies to Sell For”

Posted by Harriet Mills on Aug 16, 2016 2:32:18 PM

Choptank Transport is honored to be included on this year’s list of Selling Power’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For.  Each year, the corporate research team at Selling Power magazine assembles and publishes its list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. This year is the 17th consecutive year the list has appeared in the magazine.

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Tags: Careers & Culture, Shipper News, Company News

Dressing for Interviews 101

Posted by Harriet Mills on Aug 15, 2016 3:31:29 PM

First impressions are everything, especially when going to interviews.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are preparing to land your dream job.

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Tags: Careers & Culture

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Posted by Sarah Andrew on Aug 15, 2016 3:24:22 PM
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10 Resume Tips Every Career Seeker needs to know

Posted by Courtney Clopper on Aug 1, 2016 4:48:02 PM

As a recruiter I look at dozens of resumes a day. In order to get ahead of the stack and get a potential phone call it is crucial that your resume is in top shape. Below are some tips that will help you get recognized quickly by a recruiter.

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Tags: Careers & Culture

How connected trucks are improving the transportation industry

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 29, 2016 1:38:31 PM

In the beginning, high-tech fleet connection meant watching a dot lurch around on a digital map. Then came mobile devices. Now we are in what some call the third wave of connected fleets.

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Tags: Technology, Industry News, Careers & Culture

Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report DEC 2018

From Trump to the Griswold's...2018 in Review

A lot has happened in the world of transportation and logistics in 2018.  This could be a novel about all the things that happened in 2018 and the many predictions for 2019.  Above all of the headlines, though, we have lived through the strongest year for spot and contract pricing increases in the history of trucking in the U.S. 25% increases in the spot market rate, 30 percent in dry van and reefer, and spot market rate increases of over 25 percent in flatbed; which were followed by contract rate increases of over 15 percent in all three modes!  All that data could point to another turbulent and soaring market in 2019.  However, and lucky us, there is a mountain of data...

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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