Being a Broker of Choice - What carriers look for in a broker

Posted by Harriet Mills on Oct 30, 2019 4:36:08 PM

Being a "Broker of Choice"

Choptank Transport recently conducted a carrier survey from which 300 for-hire truckers in the supply chain responded. The survey delved into how carriers perceive the value that 3PLs offer, including their thoughts on pricing, service, courteousness, and clear communication.

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Tags: Carrier News, Industry News

Hurricane Preparedness - Avoiding chaos & cost in the supply chain

Posted by Harriet Mills on Aug 30, 2019 3:26:32 PM

According to Wikipedia.org, hurricane season starts in the Atlantic the first of June, but it seems official now with the threat of Dorian hitting the Florida coast sometime in the next 72 hours. The National Weather Service says it is currently a category three but is predicting it will reach category four status by the time it reaches the coast. Like a nail-biting horserace, no one is sure what to expect at the finish line until the final moment of impact.

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Tags: Carrier News, Shipper News, Industry News, Weather Alert

HOS Changes: Let professional drivers be heard!

Posted by Harriet Mills on Aug 15, 2019 9:55:35 AM

The U.S. DOT announced today a series of newly proposed changes to the 2013 hours-of-service final ruling. These changes will give drivers more flexibility and are a result of feedback from industry organizations and individuals who have been affected by the 2017 electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.

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Choptank Transport utilizes new data-driven software featuring predictive analytics and smart freight-matching

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 16, 2019 3:04:41 PM

Providing next-level transparency and efficiency

In 2000, Choptank Transport arose from a need to ship produce and poultry in an ag-rich area known as the Delmarva Peninsula.  The company quickly found its niche in the food and refrigerated freight truckload market and later added a full array of specialty services that now include cold less-than-truckload (LTL), dry LTL, intermodal, port and drayage offerings. Choptank is on Transport Topics’ Top 50 3PLs list.

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

Food Safety in the Supply Chain and The Romaine Lettuce Scare

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 4, 2018 9:20:56 AM

Food for thought in the perishable foods supply chain 

From cantaloupes to lettuce, the transport of perishable foods in the U.S. is a hot topic these days, especially for produce. In May we saw one of the most publicized food recalls in the nation's history.  More than 200 people recorded illnesses related to the E. coli virus which was linked to romaine lettuce, with 90 hospitalizations and five people dying as a result.

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Tags: Carrier News, Regulations, Shipper News, Industry News

Ready or not, here it comes - CVSA Road Check 2018

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 30, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Everyone is in favor of safety checks, especially when you are talking about 80,000 pounds of truck and cargo driving down the road, right? The obvious answer is yes, but the actual answer may be a bit more complicated.

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Are You a Shipper of Choice? 

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 4, 2018 9:46:29 AM

What can you do as a shipper to level the playing field, lessen the impact, and mitigate the high cost of getting your goods to market, while having a positive impact across the full spectrum of the supply chain? It may be as simple as becoming a shipper of choice.

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ELDs versus HOS - the debate goes on

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 16, 2018 11:20:00 AM

Depending on who you ask, the new era of required ELDs is having an impact on drivers.  Some say it's not the ELDs that are the issue, but the hours of service that make it difficult, especially when delays are inevitable.  Others we interviewed said the abolishment of paper logs is a good thing, and if you schedule your time properly, there aren't any more problems than there were before ELDs. It's an on-going debate.

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Tags: Carrier News, ELDs, Shipper News

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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Tags: Carrier News