Posts Tagged ‘freight forwarders’

Shipping Industry Needs More Education

Monday, March 21st, 2011
Transport industry freight forwarders will be happy to hear that the unifying theme during the Truckload Carriers Association conference this week was the desire to make sure the trucking industry and shippers both have a clear understanding of the challenges on the road ahead for the transportation industry of the United States of America during the weeks and months ahead. The transport industry representatives on hand for the conference were apparently both on the same page in the desire for shippers to be as informed about the complexities of the driver shortage, costs of doing business, inflation and increasing fuel prices. Good news for the business of freight forwarding cargo to destination on time and budget in the United States of America.

The trucking industry officials on hand made a point of stating that the trucking industry needs to take the lead by taking the steps to help educate shippers on all of the challenges on the road before the transport industry during the miles ahead. That during the past few years there hasn’t been as much time for the trucking industry to devote to the job of educating shippers about the issues, but that during the months ahead the industry would need to spend more time talking to shippers about the issues in hand. In the hope that this education will help both parties work better together during the months and years ahead and possibly find new ideas on how to deal with some of the issues the the flatbed trucking industry, and transport trucking industry as a whole, has in hand.

Hopefully, all of these desires come true in the days ahead, but on thing is for sure, it’s always a good idea to keep all parties involved in a business informed on the issues of doing business. This idea can only help and could lead to solutions for some of the issues for the American trucking industry as we head into the second decade of the century of the environment.

Flatbed Trucking Drivers Needed

Monday, March 14th, 2011
Transport industry freight forwarders that have been listening to the talk about a growing driver shortage in the trucking industry of the United States of America during the miles ahead will be interested in the latest news concerning this possible problem. According to sources in the freight forwarding trucking industry the problem of a driver shortage in the trucking industry could in fact be worse during the weeks and months ahead in 2011 than first thought.

This news probably isn’t a surprise to transport firms in America that have been trying to hire more professional drivers to help them keep their transport services on time and budget during the miles ahead. Especially since reports of a shortage of professional transport drivers to help the shipping industry of the United States of America deliver cargo in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner as we enter the second decade of the century of the environment have been reported previously.

At present transport experts are predicting a shortage of around 150,000 professional transport drivers during the miles ahead in the United States of America. This number could increase to as many as 300,000, or 500,000, as we travel farther along the transport roads in 2011, according to the experts, and it could be that some transport companies might have trouble finding the drivers they need to provide the transport services required by customers during the weeks and months ahead.

This driver shortage comes at a time when the transport industry of America appears to be picking up momentum and this timing could cause additional problems for the business of delivering cargo, according to many experts looking at the unfolding drama concerning the need for more professional transport drivers. Hopefully, this belief turns out to be less of a problem than the experts believe, and more Americans begin to look at a career as a professional truck driver in the days ahead.

Interior Lighting Timer for Shipping Cargo

Monday, March 7th, 2011
The interior lights in transport vehicles used by freight forwarders to deliver cargo on time and budget can drain the batteries of a heavy-duty truck out on the transport roads and highways of the United States and this is definitely a situation you want to avoid. Cole Hersee has recently announced the introduction of a new interior lighting timer called the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer that will provide you with several warning messages, before automatically turning off the interior lights of your truck to protect your batteries from being drained, and possibly saving freight forwarding services time and money, according to the people over at Cole Hersee.

Cole Hersee also indicated that the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer is a little different than the run-of-the-mill timers you might have seen or used over the years. You can switch the interior lights of your truck on for twenty minutes, before the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer will start letting you know using a series of increasing urgent messages that the lights are about to be turned off. Should you want to leave the lights on longer, you can just flip the switch on the timer and continue working at your own pace. The timer is controlled using one of two available switches, one located at the front of the compartment and the other at the rear, and is can use both 12-volt and 24-volt systems.

Transport firms and trucking services that want to check out the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer should contact Cole Hersee for more information on where to find this new interior lighting timer. This could be an idea that saves you time and money down the road and keeps the transport services you provide on time and budget and heading down the road to destination.

New Heavy Hauling Fuel Island Manager Software

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Transport freight forwarders will be interested in the news of new fuel island manager software that could help them save time and money and deliver goods in a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner during the months and years ahead. QuikQ, a provider of card less direct fuel connection services between truck stop point-of-sale and motor carrier enterprise systems, has recently announced the introduction of Fuel Island Manager.

Fuel Island Manager streamlines fueling for trucking services by detecting and validating the position of a transport truck in the fueling lane and turning on the dispensers without the traditional cards with a magnetic strip and little or no driver input, according to QuikQ. In addition, should the truck leave the fueling station the dispenser is sent a signal to stop fueling the truck, which makes it very difficult for any gas to be taken without authorization.

Transport drivers and fleets shipping cargo to destination on time and budget for a living that want to check out QuikQ’s new fuel island manager software should contact the company directly for more information, or stop by a local dealer of fuel island management software to see what they have on hand. This could be the chance for transport fleets of the United States and the world to possibly save a little time and money during fueling that could be used for other tasks, and make the boss smile a little brighter.

Cleaner Heavy Hauling Trucks

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Transport freight forwarders will be interested in the latest news concerning the time frame for the clean vehicle rules that are expected during the miles ahead on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Transportation, and the beautiful American state of California have announced a single time frame for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for cars and light-duty freight shipping trucks made between 2017 and 2025, according to sources in the transport industry of America. Sources in the transport industry of America also indicate that the time frame for the clean vehicle rules concerning the vehicles between the years above hasn’t been firmly set, just yet, but we can certainly to hear more on this news during the weeks and months ahead.

This announcement is interesting news that will get the attention of freight transport drivers and companies in the business of making sure cargo arrives on time and budget that have been expecting this news to arrive, sooner or later. This news is really only one step in the desire to reduce the carbon wheel-print of the transport vehicles that will be on the roads and highways of America in the years ahead. Still, we’re are starting to build more momentum in this desire, and this news will certainly mean a reduction in the overall volume of carbon emissions entering the environment of the United States. Hopefully, we keep building momentum in the desire to make cleaner transport vehicles, and in a few years time we’re talking about new manufactured transport trucks that are the cleanest in the history of the industry.

Sprint Connectivity Coming to Freight Trucks

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Transport industry freight forwarders will be interested in the latest news concerning Paccar proprietary navigation and business technology systems for Kenworth and Peterbilt Class 5-8 transport trucks. Sprint connectivity will be another option available on Paccar In-Dash systems in Kenworth NavPlus and Peterbilt SmartNav, according to transport experts, and will also integrate telematics, navigation, diagnostics and business system features. Great news for transport drivers driving Kenworth factory trucks equipped with Kenworth NavPlus and Peterbilt’s SmartNav systems.

Transport experts looking at this news believe that this new offering will be able to offer Peterbilt and Kenworth customers an outstanding mobile connectivity service perfect for helping the freight shipping industry enhance the services they already provide. This in-dash technology system implements a high-resolution, 7-inch color screen and about 8 gigabytes of memory expected to help transport drivers deliver cargo in a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner during the months and years ahead in the United States of America. This news also means that when a heavy hauling transport vehicle is sitting still, the driver will be able to access the Internet and send and receive emails, according to the transport drivers looking at this news, which is expected to enhance communications with dispatchers and shippers as we enter into the second decade of the century of the environment in the United States of America.

Transport drivers that want to check out this new offering for the transport industry of America should contact Paccar directly for more information on this new service. This could be a new way to increase profits and enhance the transport services you currently provide customers on a daily basis.

Heavy Hauling Tuk-A-Way Liftgate

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The freight forwarders in the office that have made note of the importance of a strong, reliable and easy-to-fix liftgate on transport vehicles taking customers cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner will definitely want to pay attention to this news. Maxon Lift Corporation has just announced the introduction of the next generation of the firms Tuk-A-Way liftgate, which has been helping transport firms and drivers in the job of lifting cargo into and out of transport vehicles for a few years. Called the Grand Prix Tuk-A-Way liftgate, the latest edition of Maxon Lift Corporation’s Tuk-A-Way liftgate features a bolt-on extension plate and the option for bolt-on steps.

Maxon Lift Corporation has indicated that bolting the extension plate and steps onto a freight shipping vehicle is a better and more efficient method, rather than the current practice of welding the parts on. Maxon Lift Corporation also indicates that this idea reduces corrosion induced by welding and repainting a surface, and it even makes the installation of the extension plate and steps easier to accomplish. It also, according to many transport firms and drivers, makes the installation of the liftgate simpler, by eliminating the practice of adding aftermarket steps during the installation process.

Drivers and firms in the business of transporting freight to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner that want to take a look at the Grand Prix Tuk-A-Way liftgate should contact Maxon Lift Corporation directly for more information. This new liftgate could be a great way for you to improve the efficiency of the transport services you provide and make the lift of your drivers better.

Shipping on Properly Inflated Tires

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The freight forwarders in the office will appreciate the amount of time and effort that transport drivers and firms spend in trying to make sure truck tires are properly inflated. Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems recently announced that Tiremaxx Pro, an automated inflation system that allows for precise maintenance of trailer tires, will soon be ready to be used by transport firms in the business of providing a great freight quote to use in the business of transporting freight to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner during the months and years ahead. According to the people over at Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems Tiremaxx Pro is the first automated tire inflation system capable of active tire deflation and balancing, and will be ready to be implemented by transport firms sometime in the first quarter of 2011.

A patented system that features straightforward mechanical design and engineering, Tiremaxx Pro uses no electronics, transducers, or pressure switches, and continuously monitors truck tire pressure to respond to changes in environmental temperatures, according to the people over at Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems. The system draws air from the trailer air supply in order to keep truck tires properly inflated, and if the environmental temperature increases, the system will act in order to keep flatbed trucking tires inflated to the proper pressure. This helps to improve the tread life of truck tires, according to the engineers over at Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, especially for transport vehicles sporting wide-base single truck tires that are more sensitive to being improperly inflated.

Heavy Hauling Trucks Needing DEF

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Professional freight forwarders will be interested in the news that the trucking leasing giant Ryder will soon be offering diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) for customers with 2010 engines that need it stopping at any one of its full service locations across North America. This offer will support contractual full service lease and maintenance customers operating vehicles that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR). Customers will be able to purchase DEF in 2.5-gallon portable containers they can use to help keep their transport vehicle running down the roads and highways of the United States taking the freight to destination. Ryder will also be setting up bulk storage and DEF pumps at its largest shop facilities throughout North America in 2011, and there will be a limited supply of DEF on hand at non-fueling locations for emergency roadside service needs, as well.

Ryder expects to have more and more DEF on hand for customers as demand for this product increases in 2011 and beyond. This is expected to become more important to the transport fleets of the United States as more Environmental Protection Agency 2010 compliant transport vehicles are introduced into customers fleets during the months and years ahead in America. This news should help Ryder ensure that its customers will have DEF available across the whole of Ryder’s network across North America and even prepare Ryder evolve its current DEF storage and dispensing infrastructure to continue to meet the needs of the marketplace and its trucking customers during the miles ahead.

New Tool for Transportation Services

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Transport firms and drivers implementing McLeod Software’s LoadMaster in their heavy hauling activities will be happy to hear that they can now install the newly integrated SkyBitz asset tracking and management module into their operations. Sources at McLeod Software indicate that this new offering provides users with transport data that’s essential to making sure the cargo they transport for customers makes it to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner, and allows firms to better manage their business operations. This new offering from McLeod Software also provides users with information on the trailers in a fleet, like whether the doors of a trailer are open or closed, if the trailer is full of cargo or empty at a particular moment in time, and if the shipping container is currently moving down the road, or stopped by the side of the road.

McLeod Software and some freight forwarders looking at this new offering think that this new tool could allow firms in the business of transporting freight to destination better manage their operations in the months and years ahead. They also believe that this new tool is going to allow firms to make better decisions concerning the use of their trailers in the miles ahead, by allowing them to always know where their trailers are and what they’re currently doing. This will allow firms to identify available trailers closest to the load that needs to be picked up and delivered to destination, reduce the number of miles trailers travel empty and maybe decrease the possibility of losing track of a trailer.