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5 Warehouse Benefits and Why You Need A Partner

The more your business grows, the more inventory you need to store. But you might not have the capability to store everything on-site. Enter warehouses. Warehouse benefits range from financial to organizational, let’s explain below. What is a warehouse? It’s a storage building that holds...

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Truck Driver Safety Tips: FMSCA Regulations Explained

Everyone needs time to rest and recharge, and truck drivers are no exception. Driver fatigue is a pressing safety concern for the trucking industry. According to research, as much as 13% of commercial drivers who crashed were fatigued at the time of the accident. So how long can a truck driver...

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The increase in fuel prices has taken a negative toll on every industry, but the transportation industry has been hardest hit
What the Increase in Fuel Prices Means for the Transportation Industry

If you drive a car, you’ve most likely cringed at the gas station more times than you can count. Increase in fuel prices put a strain on most American wallets. Around 84% of Americans report cutting back on spending in response to the price surge. But the increase in fuel prices can affect more...

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Russian Sanctions and The Supply Chain – What Small Businesses Should Know

By now, most Americans are well-aware of the tragic war on Ukraine and the devastating loss of human life. In response to Russia’s invasion, The US and several European countries have imposed harsh sanctions on Russia. Subsequently, the ripple effects impact the whole global supply chain. Here’s...

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The Impact of Inflation On The Global Supply Chain

Prices are climbing everywhere–at the gas pump, the grocery store, and even in online shopping carts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that inflation hit an all-time high in March 2022, at 8.5% – the biggest cost increase since the 1980s. Also, any 2022 inflation forecasts argue...

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Clean Energy Fuels in the Trucking Industry – An Overview

The trucking industry is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gases in the United States. The average big rig only gets 7 miles to the gallon, even with the latest technological advances taken into account. As of March 2021, the current administration has enacted changes to the National...

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Northeast Regional, Local, OTR Trucking Explained

Truck driving careers offer many opportunities for high wages, flexible hours, and steady employment. But not all trucking jobs are created equal. Trucking jobs run the full gamut from local runs in your home state to cross-country trips that take weeks at a time.  If you’re thinking about...

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Port Container Backlogs: What to Know

Logistics is a fast-paced industry. Businesses and logistics providers have to adapt to changes in the market quickly or get left behind. The ongoing supply chain backlog is a perfect example.  Businesses who import products from overseas are feeling the crunch especially hard, thanks to the...

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Temperature Controlled Transportation Explained

If you’re shipping temperature-sensitive freight, the last thing you need to worry about is whether or not it will survive the winter. This is where heated trailers are an amazing tool. Heated trailers can help preserve the quality of your freight, keep your goods from freezing, and offer extra...

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Dry Van Shipping: Pros & Cons

If you’re new to the world of commercial shipping, the sheer variety of options can be overwhelming. Dry van shipping is one of the most common shipping methods out there. Some would say the most common. Dry van trailers are highly favored in the freight industry for their simplicity and...

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Expedited Shipping vs Standard Shipping

We live in a fast-paced world. The advent of eCommerce has raised customer expectations for speedy delivery higher than ever before. Previously, customers expected packages to arrive within 4-5 days. That number has dwindled to 2-3 days according to recent surveys. The answer for speedy delivery...

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The Benefits of Being A CDL Driver

Truck drivers have some of the most important jobs in the nation. They’re responsible for transporting all the food, products, and materials that we need to live our daily lives. While the job isn’t without its hardships, being a CDL driver also comes with some serious advantages. If you’re...

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6 Upgrades To Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Logistics is a constantly evolving industry. In order to stay ahead of the competition, you need to stay on top of the latest industry trends and tech. With the average warehouse spending nearly 7 weeks a year on wasted motion, there’s not a minute to spare when it comes to working efficiently...

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The Importance of Warehousing Supply Chain

No matter the size of your business, warehousing is one of the most important parts of any business supply chain. Warehouses provide storage for both finished products and materials, packing and distribution services, and numerous other advantages. Unless your business has the capability to own...

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3PL vs 4PL: Which Logistics Provider is Right for You

The vast majority of businesses don’t have the time or bandwidth to handle all of their supply chain operations personally. It’s often cheaper and easier to outsource these tasks to specialty logistics companies instead. This is where logistics providers like 3pls (third party logistics...

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The Benefits of Climate Controlled Warehousing

When the climate outdoors is unpredictable and harsh, you want assurance that your temperature-sensitive freight is safe from the elements. There are all different types of warehouse temperature control in the shipping industry. These temperature-controlled storage facilities range from...

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What is Transport and Logistics All About? Supply Chain Logistics Explained

Every year, Americans spend more than $231 billion on logistics service providers. American businesses depend on logistics to run their day-to-day operations, and the economy would crumble without this vital service. But what is logistics in the first place? If you’re a small business just...

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5 Tips to Choosing a Logistics Provider for Chemical Transportation

Businesses in the United States thrive off of chemical transportation. Making up for 14% of all American exports, nearly 800 billion dollars worth of chemicals were shipped domestically in 2019 alone, and that number only stands to grow in the future. However, chemical transportation is a tricky...

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How To Get Your Class A CDL In Rhode Island

Truckers are the lifeblood of the American economy. In 2019 alone, they were responsible for transporting more than 791 billion dollars’ worth of goods across the country, and they’re also responsible for transporting more than 70% of all domestic tonnage shipped in the USA. They keep our...

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5 Factors To Choosing The Right Warehouse For Your Business

Choosing the right warehouse can make all the difference in the world with how efficient your business runs. Storage warehouses should keep your products safe, organized, and accountable once you entrust your goods to them. This keeps you from having to worry about storing and managing the goods...

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Warehouse Safety: 5 tips

Whether or not the workers in your warehouse operate forklifts, lift trucks or any other motorized vehicles, it’s essential that vehicle safety is every facility manager’s top priority.  While they might not be the fastest motorized vehicles, these warehouse vehicles are extremely heavy and if...

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