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Category: Intermodal Freight Transportation

2015 FTR Transportation Conference – Capacity Concerns of Shippers

Posted on Tuesday November 3, 2015 by admin

During the 2015 FTR Transportation conference, which took place from September 13 – 15, 2015 the primary focus of intermodal shippers was on maximizing capacity and emphasized carrier relationships to promote efficiency. Specifically, discussions centered around whether or not capacity … Continue reading

Mobile Freight Brokering App, Cargomatic, is Changing the way Shippers and Carriers Transport Freight

Posted on Tuesday September 8, 2015 by admin

Roughly two decades ago, advancements in IT allowed for major increases in efficiencies that resulted in a global revolution for shipping. Now, the shipping industry is experiencing another technological shift as new resources, like smartphone apps, are disrupting the status … Continue reading

Some Common Elements of a “Typical” Chassis Inspection

Posted on Tuesday August 4, 2015 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

Where Does the Continuing Debate on Heavier Loads Leave Intermodal Freight Transporters?

Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015 by admin

As the debate for allowing heavier freight loads on interstate roads continues, it’s important to consider the arguments for, and against, heavier freight based on the perspectives of those affected. When it comes to intermodal container freight transport, could heavier … Continue reading

Infrastructure Challenges and the Impact of Overweight Freight

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014 by April U

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) sets the maximum gross vehicle weight (MGVW) at 80,000 pounds, while permits for overweight loads and specific bridge and highway corridor weight limits are under the purview of each state. States are also responsible for … Continue reading

Promoting Safe Roadway Transport of Heavy Intermodal Cargo via Commercial Trucks and Specialized Chassis

Posted on Tuesday October 14, 2014 by April U

Today’s commercial fleet carriers are faced with various challenges, which include a shortage of qualified drivers combined with an increasing demand for goods. The result of which is the need to transport an increasing number of, and potentially heavier, containerized … Continue reading

Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Intermodal Bulk Carrier Drivers

Posted on Wednesday June 11, 2014 by April U

With each passing day, the strain of finding qualified intermodal bulk carrier drivers becomes more obvious in the bottom line for trucking companies around the country. An average age of 55 for U.S. commercial drivers and increased federal regulations are … Continue reading