• 6 02 2014
    Low Carbon Fuel Alternatives for Freight Industry

    Working Towards a Low-Carbon Future

    A New Report on Sustainability Made Available for Logistics Managers

    Here at Action Transport, Inc., we recognize that working in an industry linked with large-scale fossil fuel use puts us at the forefront of today’s challenges. How does economic growth continue with finite resources? How will the transporting of freight look in ten years? Fifteen years? Thirty years? And who’s...

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  • 5 15 2014
    US Senate Building

    US Senate Talks Freight

    A New Bill Rolls Out Transportation Authorization

    Committee members from the US Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) released a bipartisan, 6-year transportation bill on May 14. It’s designed to improve the country’s highway programs at current funding levels plus inflation.

    Two years ago, a program was launched to reform how transportation dollars were spent....

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  • 4 21 2014
    MCS-150 Update

    Updating Your MCS – 150

    A New System For Carrier Reports Takes Affect

    Last August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that carriers under their jurisdiction would need to register and start filing biennial updates through a new online system, the Unified Registration System (URS). This is your MCS – 150, the motor carrier identification report.

    The new system pools many...

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  • 4 07 2014
    Insuring Your Freight

    Insuring Your Freight - What Is To Be Done?

    It’s a cold hard fact: every now and then freight gets damaged. Transporting goods has inherent risks in it. Accidents, fires, natural disasters, operator error, theft – all are possible scenarios. If you’re a company that ships freight everyday, odds are you’ve encountered at least one of these at least once in your career.

    The type of insurance 85 percent of small businesses rely on...

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  • 3 17 2014
    Freight Truck Snowy Conditions

    Extreme Weather and Freight

    Polar Vortexes, violent storms, droughts. Mother Nature has caused quite the stir this year – and we’re not even through March. What’s been the impact on transportation networks?

    With state-of-emergency highway and interstate closures in the Midwest slowing down truckers, and freezing temperatures hampering equipment, then, daylong closures of two major ports in New York and New Jersey...

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  • 3 06 2014
    Freight Brokers and LTL Carriers

    A Partnership of Plenty

    How Logistic Providers Have Increased LTL Shipping

    It wasn’t that long ago when carrier direct seemed to be the only option for LTL shippers. This, of course, advantaged carriers mostly, since they held the high ground in determining rates. There just wasn’t much action on the broker side of things. In 1998, revenue from 3PLs and brokers came to only 2 percent of all revenues from the...

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  • 2 19 2014
    Demystifying Freight Class

    Demystifying Freight Class

    A Nuts and Bolts Breakdown of What Exactly Freight Class Is

    Expanding on our introductory overview of Freight Class, we thought it’d help to clear up some of the system’s thornier aspects. Wondering how the right freight class effects shipping price? Wondering how to find your freight class? Wondering just what the heck is freight class anyway? Fear not. The way out of this mystery...

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  • 1 31 2014
    Freight Budget Challanges

    Freight Budget Blues

    Facing Freight Budget Challenges Set on the Small Business Owner

    The shipping world is difficult and confusing. Add to that the other challenges of running a business and it can be enough to make you want to scrap your vision and sell life insurance instead.

    But before tormenting family members with your policy pitch, consider what some of the obstacles are to a manageable...

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  • 1 27 2014
    New Action Transport Website

    Presenting our new website

    At Action Transport, Inc., we measure our success by customer satisfaction. While it might not bring the hard-data feedback of number crunching and analysis, we feel we’re pretty good at recognizing the signs: repeat customer business, newly referrals, companies growing thanks to savings in their freight budget, and the occasional post-project celebratory meal, complete with hearty pat on the...

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