• 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....
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  • 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...
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  • 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...

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  • 11 18 2014
    Freight Shipping Budget

    Basic tips to help stretch your shipping budget

    Shipping freight can be complicated. Without careful planning and adequate research it becomes an uphill battle to consistently ship within your budget. What’s more, new businesses often times find it challenging establishing what their shipping budget should be and end up overpaying to ship their merchandise. Even though it may seem overwhelming at first, don’t despair. With the right process...

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  • 9 09 2014
    Intermodal Shipping – The Green Way To Ship

    Intermodal Shipping – The Green Way To Ship

    There’s no doubt that the last few years have seen an increased change in climate here in the US. Shippers concerned about climate change might want to consider intermodal shipping.

    Freight trains are one of the most environmentally friendly modes to ship. They have less of an impact on greenhouse gas emissions than over the road trucks and are almost four times more fuel-efficient....

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  • 8 27 2014
    Transportation Spend Management

    Transportation Spend Management

    This week we’ll shed some light on transportation spend management. Sounds like a boring topic but, understanding it and putting it to use is extremely beneficial to your bottom line. By controlling your transportation spend (costs) you can save money and provide better service to your customers.

    It's all in the process

    Important steps in the process. We are here to help....

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  • 6 16 2014
    LTL Pallets

    The Pallet State

    What LTL Shippers Should Know About Pallets

    The pallet. That sturdy, wooden wonder slotted on the sides for the teeth of a forklift. The pallet is easily the most utilized packaging item in the shipping industry and yet there’s no real consensus on what constitutes as a standard pallet size.

    There is, in theory, a recognized industry standard, which puts it at 48” x 40,” but...

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  • 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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