Posts tagged with ‘truckers’

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 26th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With the potential for plenty of pranks and practical jokes during the upcoming April Fool’s Day, we’ve decided to present this week’s TIP List without any tricks. Featuring stories on recent health care legislation, food delivery technology and more of the latest trends impacting the supply chain industry, this list is no joke. Take a look at all of the articles in this week’s TIP list!

  • Miscellaneous
    TransMATCH Success: SMC3 Alliance Award 2017

    TransMATCH Success: SMC³ Alliance Award 2017

    - by Transplace

    There is an enormous amount of collaboration and planning involved when implementing a seamless multi-stop truckload solution across numerous shippers – but when done right, it can yield some stellar results. Transplace is honored to have been awarded the 2017 SMC³ Alliance Award at the Jump Start 2017 Conference last month for the results it has seen from its TransMATCH program, in partnership with Best Solution Express and Glanbia Performance Nutrition.

  • Business - Transportation
    Mexican Fuel Price Hike

    Mexican Fuel Price Hike: What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Ben Enriquez, SVP Transportation Services

    In Mexico, the government controls fuel prices, and has done so for many years – and the intent of deregulating the country’s fuel market has been to reflect global fuel pricing conditions. However, in the past three years, the current government has not adjusted diesel prices in accordance with the global standard. In December 2016, the Mexican government announced an increase in diesel prices for this January. Many had thought that it would be a small increase, but on January 1, the price of diesel went up a whopping 13% – 20% (depending on the region).

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

    ELD Survey Series: See How Carriers Large and Small Alike Have Responded to the ELD Mandate

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is currently top of mind for many in the transportation industry. Results from our recent ELD Survey of more than 2000 carriers revealed that the implementation of ELDs and the expected impact to capacity and utilization varied heavily by fleet size.

  • 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.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 23rd, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Halloween is a great time for more than just kids collecting candy — it’s also a treat for the supply chain and retail industries, as spending on the holiday is estimated to reach an all-time high this year. And we promise that there are no tricks in this week’s TIP List, which includes stories about Pack Expo’s record-breaking projections and FMCSA funding for military veterans to become truck drivers. You’re in for a transportation treat below!

  • 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
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 22nd, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With Memorial Day this upcoming weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, we’re thinking about what’s hot in the transportation and logistics industry. Although some topics, like cargo theft incidents, may not be a picnic, there are plenty of bright spots highlighted in our TIP List this week, including record-high retail imports and new reefer opportunities. See below for the trends that are heating up!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 1st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we’ve been reflecting on the mother lode of legislation that is currently trending in the transportation industry. Our TIP List this week spotlights progress, such as freight value on the rise — as well as some hurdles, such as concerns about mandating the use of speed governors on heavy-duty trucks. Brush up on all the details in the articles below!

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