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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2013

By on Wednesday September 18th, 2013 in Carrier Capacity. No Comments.

ARLINGTON, Va.— American Trucking Associations is taking this week to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely, every day. “Professional truck drivers deliver our nation’s essential freight safely, every day,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “As a result of this commitment, our nation’s highways are the […]

Supply Chain Finance

By on Tuesday September 10th, 2013 in Trends. No Comments.

I’m  sure that those of you that know me are shocked,  SHOCKED  at this week’s topic given my past comments regarding finance such as ” Finance, they know the cost of everything but the value of nothing”. Many shippers talk of partnerships with suppliers( carriers) , being more strategic rather than tactical, asking carriers to […]

Three New Refrigerated Rail Services Announced.

By on Monday September 2nd, 2013 in Rail. No Comments.

Since April 30th, 2013, there have been 3 announcements regarding the expansion and start up of refrigerated unit train services. 1)  April 30, 2013  Railex will build a new southeast distribution center in Florida, the Florida Times Union reports and  will offer service between an existing warehouse in  Rotterdam, NY and  Jacksonville, FL. on the […]

Truckload Capacity, I am helping in a small way

By on Thursday July 25th, 2013 in Carrier Capacity. No Comments.

Carriers, shippers, receivers, and government agencies are all wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth over the shortage of qualified class 8 truck drivers.  We all know some of  the reasons, demographics ( aging baby boomer drivers), lousy lifestyle, government regulations (HOS and CSA), owner operators leaving the industry because they can’t make any money, […]