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The Impact of Hurricanes on the Logistics & Transportation Industry

Posted on Wednesday May 25, 2022 by admin

Labor Day through the new year is the busiest season for the transportation industry due to extra loads being shipped for the holiday season, fall harvest, and the rise of online direct-to-consumer sales.  It also happens to be hurricane season, … Continue reading

Some Common Elements of a Typical Chassis Inspection

Posted on Thursday May 5, 2022 by admin

Chassis inspections are currently in the spotlight as the American Trucking Association (ATA) alleges that some West Coast port chassis inspections are being illegally performed under the ratified ILWU/PMA contract. Since, by Federal law, chassis are required to be “roadable” … Continue reading

Recruiting Minorities and Women in the Transportation Industry

Posted on Wednesday February 23, 2022 by admin

When diversity and inclusion are a part of a company’s core values, it propels the company forward and helps the workforce, customers, and community thrive in a positive cycle that benefits all parties. The transportation industry has largely been dominated … Continue reading

The Transportation Equipment Outlook for 2022

Posted on Tuesday December 7, 2021 by admin

What trends are Shaping Transportation Equipment Availability for 2022? The economists have spoken. The US economy is heating up, people who stayed home and accumulated savings during the pandemic, now want to spend their cash. Consumer spending has mostly focused … Continue reading

Triaxle Drop Frame with Extendable Slider “a.k.a. A Slider Triaxle”

Posted on Tuesday September 21, 2021 by admin

Drop frame chassis, also called tank container chassis, or ISO tank chassis are the most common chassis model for the transportation and storage of bulk liquids. Use drop frame chassis in combination with tank containers to transport and store hazardous … Continue reading

Recent Model-Year Equipment Supports Manufacturers’ Efforts to Attract and Retain Drivers

Posted on Wednesday August 4, 2021 by admin

Transportation and logistics companies are taking aggressive steps to solve the current truck driver shortage in the United States. Offering better equipment, like the recent model year drop frame chassis is one strategy to attract a new generation of truck … Continue reading

Transportation Outlook for 2021

Posted on Thursday July 1, 2021 by admin

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in rapid shifts in manufacturing, transportation, and logistics. As the country reopens and we return to more “normal” conditions, let us take a look at what lies ahead. The Economic Outlook According to the May NACD … Continue reading

What Axle Configurations are Available for Drop Frame Chassis?

Posted on Thursday March 4, 2021 by admin

The axle configuration for your drop-frame chassis is an essential consideration for efficient transportation of your cargo.  Each type of axle configuration has different load limits and fuel efficiencies, and thus may be better suited to certain types of products. … Continue reading

How We Get An Apple Juice Box A Day – The Apple Juice Supply Chain

Posted on Thursday July 30, 2020 by admin

After orange juice, apple juice is the second most popular fruit drink in the world. The apple juice supply chain is crucial to bringing this beverage into US homes. The bulk of domestically harvested apples are consumed raw, therefore, most … Continue reading

Congestion at US Ports Due to COVID-19

Posted on Thursday July 2, 2020 by admin

Ports and terminals are essential to global and domestic supply chains. The United States transportation industry, which includes the services provided by trucking, distribution, warehousing, and logistics companies, keeps bulk liquids and dry goods containers moving into and out of … Continue reading

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