Posts tagged with ‘truck drivers’

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Is Your Transportation Network a Nightmare? – The Top 10 Things Keeping Supply Chain Professionals up at Night

    - by Transplace

    Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and candy corn, fun and festivities. But for many supply chain and logistics professionals, sometimes the transportation network is far from a treat – in fact, it can get seriously tricky. As we head into the end of the year, we wanted to take a look at some of the things that may be keeping supply chain professionals feeling uneasy – and carve up some possible solutions to these tangled scenarios. Check out the list below for what may be haunting your supply chain!

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    ELD Survey Series: ELDs and the Long-Term Industry Impact

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this series, I discussed the recent ELD Survey conducted by Transplace in order to gain insight into the implementation preparedness of transportation carriers and the expected industry impact of these devices. In this post, I’ll outline more of the key takeaways from the survey and discuss how ELDs will be impacting the transportation industry overall in the long term.

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Siphiwe Baleka Talks Living Healthy While on the Road

    - by Transplace

    At our recent Shipper Symposium, keynote speaker Siphiwe Baleka took the main stage to discuss the importance of living healthy while on the road as a truck driver. A former world-class competitive swimmer, Baleka is unofficially titled the “Fittest Truck Driver in America” because of his combined success as an entrepreneur and a health and fitness coach for truck drivers across the country. Baleka’s presentation addressed his firsthand experience with food and fitness while driving, as well as how he overcame the challenges of having inadequate access to good nutrition and exercise while on the job as a truck driver. Here are the key takeaways from his presentation.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    ELD Survey Series: The Data, the Facts and How ELDs Affect Carriers

    - by Transplace

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, created to improve safety within the transportation industry, is currently the hot topic on everyone’s mind. ELDs synchronize with a vehicle’s engine to automatically record driving time for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) logging, which translates to greater safety on the road.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 11th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation week, we’re saluting trucking heroes here on Logistically Speaking. These drivers excel at one of our nation’s most important and demanding jobs, and they definitely deserve our appreciation! In this week’s TIP List, we’ve highlighted some of the top trucking trends that take an in-depth look at what it means to be a trucking hero. Read on for more!

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Thank you, Truck Drivers!

    - by Transplace

    Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! Truck drivers represent the backbone of our country and are a part of our lives on a daily basis by delivering the items that we need or want.

    We know it’s not an easy profession or lifestyle and that’s why we’re so thankful for our country’s valuable truck drivers. We’re highlighting just how much we revere these road warriors on our Logistically Speaking blog every day this week – in fact – see what our CEO, Tom Sanderson, and President and COO, Frank McGuigan, had to say about truck drivers. And stay tuned for other special posts that will go up during the week.

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2016: Thank You Truck Drivers

    - by Transplace

    This week, September 12th-16th, is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we wanted to take some time to say “thank you” to all of the hardworking truckers on the road. Truck drivers play a huge role in our everyday life and our country’s economy, and they deserve our deepest respect and gratitude.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 4th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Autumn’s arrival brings shorter days, colorful foliage and pumpkin-spiced everything. But even if trendy lattes aren’t your beverage of choice, our first TIP List of the fall season is showcasing some of the trendiest transportation and supply chain topics. Below you’ll find details on the truck driver shortage, artificial intelligence and how the U.S. intermodal rail network is going to take on this year’s bumper crop harvest.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 7th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are off to an explosive start, and the U.S. is currently leading the pack with an impressive 28 medals so far. And while you might have seen some of the amazing performances in swimming and gymnastics this week, you may have missed some of the most important stories in the transportation industry. Our TIP List is here to help with all of the latest news in supply chain performance!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 31st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    The months leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have been filled with much anticipation and a little bit of angst, but the action finally gets underway with the opening ceremonies on Friday. In honor of the dedicated athletes who will be dazzling viewers all over the world, this week’s TIP List showcases some winning transportation stories. Below, you’ll find info about the ongoing truck driver shortage, a controversial rail switching proposal and a surprise inspection blitz. Let the games begin!

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