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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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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Electronic Log Books - What it means for you

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 15, 2015 12:33:45 PM

A familiar friend to drivers everywhere is getting a face-lift.

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Truck Driver Retention - How to keep happiness on the road

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 9, 2015 4:42:52 PM

From fuel to fees, today's logistics industry faces many challenges. No current challenge is greater than answering the question of who will sit behind the wheel. The modern driver shortage is forecasted to hit a record 47,500 by the end of this year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Predictions for the future are even bleaker. The ATA expects the shortage to grow to 73,500 by this time next year — and to 175,000 by 2024.

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How to save on your LTL shipments

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 27, 2015 2:09:01 PM

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5 mobile apps that are handy for any truck driver

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 11, 2015 4:52:32 PM

Where would you be without your mobile phone? It’s a question many Americans simply can’t answer — and they don’t want to. Truck drivers are no different, of course, and during those long trips on the road their phone is often a constant companion.

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Big or Small - Why in Logistics, Mid-Sized is Mightiest

Posted by Harriet Mills on Oct 30, 2015 1:43:59 PM

You’ve heard the saying "less is more," and of course everyone’s heard "bigger is better," but do you know what doesn’t have a catchy slogan? Medium-sized things. And that’s too bad, because we think being a mid-sized company is pretty cool. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to being not too big or not too small. Take logistics, for example. As far as businesses go, it's pretty well accepted that smaller companies offer a personal touch while bigger companies offer a more wide-reaching impact, right?

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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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