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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Smart, safe solutions to the truck parking problem

Posted by Choptank Transport on Feb 7, 2017 5:10:50 PM

If you're not in the trucking industry, you probably don't think much about parking big rigs. However, for drivers, taking breaks in proper parking locations can be the most frustrating part of the job. With stringent hours of service rules, finding a safe location and factoring in time to park is a big challenge.

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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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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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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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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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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

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: Blog, IoT, transportation, truck technology

5 apps to help drivers solve problems on the road

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 15, 2016 1:24:50 PM

Thanks to technology, certain problems that come with life on the road are receding into the past — no more unexpected traffic jams, road closures and low-clearance bridges. GPS systems and social-media-style platforms have come together to form useful apps to help drivers and logistics companies plan the most cost-effective routes and perhaps even find something to eat along the way. We’ve rounded up a few problem-solving apps that are worth a look.

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What are the factors driving innovation in trucking?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 7, 2016 3:29:27 PM

Regulations and a driver shortage have put the squeeze on carriers, which means some important innovations in trucks are starting to emerge.

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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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