The phrase “looking a little green around the edges” used to have a negative connotation, but for years “going green” has been something not only desirable for consumers and companies, […]
A little less than a year ago, we were talking about why the human touch isn’t dead, especially when it comes to customer service and freight shipping quotes. Technology exists […]
2017 has arrived and that means we are fast approaching the compliance deadlines for several laws, some that have been years in the making and could impact you and your […]
The Postal Service has no official motto, but there’s a phrase that has become a tribute to the job that works through all conditions. It states “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This can also be said of those in the trucking industry, since a severe weather day doesn’t necessarily mean a day off from work. While it’s not exactly an episode of “Ice Road Truckers” every time bad weather strikes; fog, rain, wind, snow, and ice can still have major impacts on the way you get the job done.
Lumper. It’s not a four-letter-word, but to many in logistics, lumper fees are often times viewed in a negative light. A lumper charge is a fee charged to the carrier when a shipper utilizes third-party workers to help load or unload the trailer contents. Lumpers are often used at food warehousing companies and grocery distributors. These fees are often reimbursable to the driver by the shipper or the freight broker.
“’Tis the Season for Cargo Theft” was the subject of an email I received in my inbox this week. Did you know that organized theft rings love holidays? While many people across America are thinking about stuffing turkeys this week, cargo thieves are planning to stuff their pockets full of profits from stolen goods: namely electronics and clothing.
Sept. 11th through the 17th is “National Truck Driver Appreciation Week,” a time when the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry say “thank you” to the more than 3.4 million professional truck drivers nationwide.
On April 6, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Final Rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, part of the larger Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). If you manufacture, sell, handle, or transport food, keep reading. This ruling could have an impact on the way you do business, whether you’re a shipper, receiver, or carrier. Let’s go over the basics so you can prepare accordingly.
Being confined to a truck for long stretches of time can lead to a less-than-stellar lifestyle in regards to health for truckers. We decided to talk to some truck drivers and get their best tips on what drivers can do to help maintain and improve their physical and mental health while on the road.