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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Reinvesting in our highway systems: How our crumbling infrastructure hurts safety

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 2, 2016 8:21:46 AM
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Are we spending enough on infrastructure to ease congestion?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 24, 2016 4:16:26 PM

Our highway system was designed to accommodate only half the traffic it carries today. Yet, the transportation funding needed to fix our crumbling infrastructure is not keeping pace with the need, and it’s costly to drivers and the entire transportation industry. In 2013, for example, the number of hours that truck drivers spent parked or creeping along congested highways amounted to 16 years.

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Supply Chain Visibility – A must in today’s logistics

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 27, 2016 2:45:56 PM

What is supply chain visibility (SCV) and why is it important? SVC is the ability to track a product’s location, temperature and condition while in transit from the manufacturer to its final destination.

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Can our roads handle heavier loads?

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 5, 2016 2:45:20 PM

Regulation changes to allow heavier trucks on the interstate system failed to make it past Congress last fall. Within the trucking industry, a vigorous debate emerged as to who would win and lose, and raised some important questions about the consequences to highway conditions should bigger loads be allowed.

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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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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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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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