Choptank Transport joins new blockchain forerunner, BiTA

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 13, 2017 12:27:56 PM

Choptank Transport, an award-winning, nationwide third-party logistics (3PL) provider announced today that it has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to help shape the future of logistics technology.

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Tags: Careers & Culture, Technology, Company News, Industry News

Transportation & Logistics Market Report

Posted by Choptank Transport on Nov 6, 2017 11:51:10 AM

Curious about what's going on in the industry with wildly fluctuating prices and capacity all over the map?  Check out our recent transportation industry market report

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Tags: Shipper News, Industry News, Market Report

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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Tags: Carrier News, ELDs, Regulations, Industry News

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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Tags: Carrier News, Industry News

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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Tags: Carrier News, Technology, Shipper News, Industry News

Shippers & Warehouse Managers, How to Deal with Winter Weather Delays

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 6, 2017 10:56:16 AM

Well, here we go again. It’s January and snow is in the forecast. I hear our logistics teams talking to carriers about weather concerns in states across the South and coming up the East Coast. Shippers, warehouse managers, carriers and receivers have delivery times on the top of their agendas.

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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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Choptank Transport CEO named DC Velocity Rainmaker

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 22, 2016 11:12:25 AM

Preston, Maryland – DC Velocity, a logistics and supply-chain industry magazine targeted to industry managers and C-level executives, has selected Geoff Turner, President and CEO of Choptank Transport, as a one of its 2016 Rainmakers.

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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report June/July 2018

JAWS 5 & THE FREIGHT MARKET

As we head into the summer on a wave of record-high MDI we have the sense of uneasiness with the market and what might be lurking around the corner, or in this metaphor, below.  Much like the great original summer blockbuster Jaws, (which was released 43 years ago, sorry to make you feel old), the movie, like the current market, gives participants an “edge of your seat” scare as you don’t know what will happen next.  Studying truckstop.com’s MDI report, history shows that rates might soften a bit in the near future, but the giant, white shark below is lurking.  It could be the tariff’s...

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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