• 2 25 2016

    The Impact of Unionized Carriers on Freight Costs

    Many people do not realize the profound impact that unions have on freight costs. In fact, when a customer notices a sudden increase in freight costs from their regular carrier, it is likely that the increase can be traced to pressure from unionized truckers to raise wages for drivers.

    While the majority of...

    read more
  • 12 17 2015
    Decline in Transportation as Economy Barometer

    Factors That Contribute to a Decline in Transportation

    Activity within the trucking industry is often viewed as a barometer for the U.S. economy. The trucking industry often feels the effects of economic slowdowns before the rest of the people in the U.S. When transportation begins to slow during historically busy times of the year, some economists begin to worry that our country is facing an economic downturn. Others begin to...

    read more
  • 12 02 2015
    Tips on Handling Damaged Freight

    Key Tips on Handling Damaged Freight

    No one who utilizes freight carriers is immune to the possibility of freight damage. While it may be impossible to control damage-inducing events such as natural disasters, there are measures that can be taken to help lessen the negative impact of freight damage. If damage is suspected, there are steps that should be followed to help ensure that damaged goods are replaced or...

    read more
  • 11 10 2015

    The Impact of Natural Disasters on Freight Carriers

    Our country’s economy is reliant upon trucks and other freight carriers to connect manufacturers and suppliers with consumers across the country. In most cases, freight companies are able to meet deadlines and provide the safe delivery of products. However, companies that are dependent upon the timely delivery of goods should be aware that there are circumstances and events...

    read more
  • 10 26 2015

    Keeping the Freight Process Simple

    At first glance, the concept of freight seems simple. Commonly known as the transfer of products or goods from one location to another, freight plays a vital role in our economy by linking manufacturers or providers with customers.

    In spite of its simple concept, the freight process is full of complexities. These endless details can become overwhelming...

    read more
  • 9 30 2015

    LTL with Action Transport

    Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is an affordable way to transport a relatively small collection of goods. Most LTL shipments consist of 10 or fewer pallets or small crates. The average LTL shipment would only occupy a small portion of the space inside a semi-trailer. While LTL transit times are typically a bit longer than transit times for a dedicated truckload, LTL shipping is usually...
    read more
  • 8 31 2015
    Road in need of repair

    Fuel Taxes and Road Repair Funding

    Fuel taxes have long been used as funding to repair roads and infrastructure. There is a seemingly logical reason for this. One might say individuals who drive more, wear down the roads more and should be paying for their maintenance rather than having road repair funds sourced from general property or income tax levied on city dwellers who don't use roads.  On the other hand, roads are used...

    read more
  • 7 23 2015
    The 75,000 Broker Bond

    The 75,000 Broker Bond

    With the signature of the US President Barrack Obama on the MAP-21 legislation on July 6, 2012, a $75,000 surety bond was implemented as a requirement for companies operating as a freight broker. 
     
    A freight surety bond assures the shippers that authorized carriers would be paid by freight brokers to deliver their pallets and it won’t be used in any illegal matter....
    read more
  • 5 15 2015
    Electronic Driver Log

    Electronic Driver Logs

    In order to regulate the amount of hours interstate truck drivers work, it has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that Electronic Driver Logs become required. This would increase the efficiency of the previously ineffective paperwork and decrease the amount of errors in logging hours...
    read more
  • 5 07 2015
    Produce Season

    Produce Season

    One of the most magical times of the year for people who love particular fruits and vegetables is produce season. During produce season, the fruits and vegetables that are in season are harvested and prepared for shipping to the various designated areas in the country and around the world. While many people eagerly await the opportunity to shop for their favorite fruits and vegetables at their...

    read more

Pages