Entries by cassidy

Wireless Inspections By DOT

Think of it….not having to stop at the DOT inspection station. No waiting in line…no sitting on the scales or worrying about the inspector going page by page through your log book. No more being late for delivery appointments because you were held up at a surprise inspection. These thoughts, along with increased fuel efficiency, […]

Qualifiying Core Carriers

“We are trying to create a national standard that would lead to federal precedent”~Transportation Intermediaries President Robert Voltmann on a new bill the TIA will present to congress later this month. The new legislation would help brokers, carriers and shippers choose and qualify new carriers in a more streamlined, effective manor. The law will not […]

Driver Shortage, A Problem In Our Industry.

“Truck Drivers Needed!” “Get your CDL Today!” “Sign on Bonus for new drivers!” The ads and catch phrases go on and on…but they are there for a truly valid reason…The shortage of qualified drivers that the trucking industry has been facing for several years is a very real problem. As a 3PL, we feel the […]

Women In The Trucking Industry

As Kelly and I get ready to head to Chicago to meet one of our biggest accounts, I can’t help but think about the roles of women in our industry. Kelly started this company in 2010 after separating from the company her sister started and ran for over twenty years. With over twenty years of […]

Mid-America Trucking Show

This spring the Mid-American Trucking Show was held in Louisville KY on March 27-29. We were not lucky enough to be able to make it this year….hopefully next year! I just wanted to take a quick minute to share some of the highlights from this years show with some of you that missed it also! […]

5 Predictions for The Future of Third Party Logistics in 2020

The third party logistics (3PL) landscape has altered significantly in the last decade and is tipped to experience further growth and change as mobile technologies and ‘smart’ working practices develop. With growth in third party logistics markets forecast to be as high as 15 percent, the demand to service these markets in 2020 will generate […]

Work Zone Awareness Week Targets Dangers of Speeding

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is highlighting the dangers and consequences of speeding through construction and work zones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has coordinated and co-sponsored the event with other transportation groups since 1999. “Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake,” is this year’s slogan, according to […]

Worries Over Driver Shortage Outweigh Improving Market

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The truck driver shortage dominated the discussion here at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting, tempering an otherwise mostly positive outlook for the industry and the overall economy. The industry is doing well on most fronts, except for the seat in the truck cab. This is the year of the driver, a […]

ELD’s Are In Our Future, and Coming to a Truck Near You.

Truck technology vendors said they see no major flaws in the federal government’s new proposal to require electronic logging devices in commercial trucks, but they are seeking further clarification on some facets of the expected rule. Based on their assessments of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed regulation, most ELD providers said software updates […]