No, it's not the truck apocalypse, but high spot rates are a reality

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 24, 2018 11:44:30 AM

As transportation costs remain high, shippers should explore new strategies.

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Important tips for truck drivers when winter strikes

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 5, 2018 12:07:09 PM

As we enter the cold winter months and the roads become increasingly hazardous, it’s important that drivers are taking measures to stay safe and reduce the risk of accidents. After the last few days of East Coast bomb cyclone Grayson, drivers have been put to the test! The average number of traffic accidents always spikes during the winter season, and with unusual storms like these, drivers will need to take extra precautions.

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ELD readiness is headline news

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

With 15.5 million trucks on the road the United States, it is a good bet to say that the ELD mandate is going to have an impact on capacity when December 18, 2017 arrives. Reports vary on exactly how many drivers and fleet owners are ready. Even if just a fraction of the trucks on the road today are put out of commission as a result of the mandate, the trickle-down effect to the economy could be quite significant, especially when more severe penalties go into effect after April 1, 2018. Read about rate predictions associated with the ELD mandate.

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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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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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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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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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Choptank Transport and MMTA to Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 7, 2016 1:25:18 PM

Choptank Transport is teaming up with the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) September 11-17 to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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Tips from our drivers: Staying healthy and active on the road

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 23, 2015 10:03:25 AM

Drive healthy, drive happy. Four things truck drivers can do to support their health

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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report January 2018

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...

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