Driving Relationships with the Trucking Industry 

Great Truckers

Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight Best Practices

We are in the midst of summer. The transportation of refrigerated freight is at its prime. Everyone wants their fresh summer produce, meat for the grill, and ice cream to cool off on a hot and humid day. Being in the cargo risk management business for 23 years and a driver prior, I have pretty much seen everything that can happen to carriers if the proper steps are not in place to protect your refrigerated freight. The consequences for the carrier are not cheap.
Read More…

- Owner, Flemming Cargo Securement

Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

TCA Refrigerated Convention

A few months ago, I provided an update from the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual conference. In addition to the annual event, the TCA has a conference specifically for the nation’s refrigerated truckload carriers. This year’s reefer conference was held in Utah and had a bit of a twist. Three weeks ago, the President of the TCA, Chris Burruss, resigned for personal reasons. This was unexpected and leaves a big gap in the leadership of the association. Members had nothing but good things to say about Burruss after his many years of service, and he will be missed. Chairman Shepard Dunn immediately called for a search committee to find a new leader for the organization.
Read More…

- Manager Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

Trucking Industry Update: Driver Shortage, Weather, and HOS Restart

Trucking Industry: Polar Vortexes, Restart or Not, and Drivers, Drivers, Drivers

Trucking Industry Update

We’re already halfway through 2014. It’s been about six months since I last recapped three main issues that were affecting the trucking industry, hours of service (HOS), driver shortage, and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety and Accountability (CSA) program. Some aspects, namely the growing concern over driver shortage, haven’t changed much since then. This combination of factors—ongoing concerns, recent inclement weather, and the continuing regulation of the industry—has led to a very delicate balance of capacity supply.
Read More…

- Director of Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

Fourth of July: Logistics Fun Facts

Fourth of July Fun Facts Infographic

July 4

Whether the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 2, 1776, or August 2, 1776, as some believe, our nation officially celebrates our independence from Great Britain on July 4. This year’s Fourth of July falls on a Friday. Many of us will celebrate with family, friends, fireworks, and of course, food.
Read More…

- Marketing Project Manager, C.H. Robinson

Shipper Attributes: A Trucking Company’s Perspective

Shipper Attributes: A Trucking Company’s Perspective

Attractive Freight

Being the owner of a trucking company is not a nine to five kind of job. I work around the clock every day. The things I keep top of mind for my business are being profitable as well as keeping my drivers and my customers happy. I would say most—if not all—trucking companies can relate to this balancing act. In order to succeed at these areas of my business, I consider and evaluate what I perceive are the top attributes of a shipper.
Read More…

- CEO P-Line Corporation