Posts Tagged ‘freight forwarding’

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.

Long Haul of Hazardous Materials

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Transport freight forwarding firms and drivers out on the transport roads and highways of the beautiful American state of California taking vehicles to destination on time and budget will be happy to hear that hazardous waste facility personnel they deal with are getting the HAZMAT safety training they need to work safe. Sources in the transport industry of America indicate that Lion Technology will be hosting two different two-day HAZMAT Management Workshops, one in Los Angeles on March 10-11 and the second in Oakland on March 14-15, both designed to provide hazardous waste facility personnel with the training they need to help trucking services ship hazardous materials in a safe, efficient and reliable manner during the miles ahead in the United States of America, according to the people over at Lion Technology.

Sources in the shipping industry of the nation also indicate that students taking the two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management Workshops will be provided with comprehensive hands-on training on the critical rules they need to know to stay in line with the current rules and regulations. In addition, they’ll learn how to identify regulated waste, handle and store waste on site, prepare waste for off-site shipping, prepare and plan for emergencies that might occur, keep proper records, assure for proper disposal of hazardous materials and prepare a site for any new regulations that might come around the bend during the miles ahead.

Transport professionals that want to attend either workshop are encouraged to pre-register as soon as possible in order to make sure they get the seat, or seats, they need. Tuition for either one of these two-day HAZMAT Management Workshops is $795 per person, but group discounts are available for larger groups that want to attend either workshop. Registration for either workshop starts at 7:30 a.m., and the workshops will take place between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Shipping Flammable Liquids in Pipes Beneath Cargo

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Transport firms providing shipping services for customers that need cargo transported to destination in a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective manner during the miles ahead will be interested in the latest news concerning a proposed rule that would prohibit the transport of flammable liquids in the pipes beneath cargo tanks. The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed a new rule called the “wetlines rule” which would prohibit the transport of flammable liquids in the pipes beneath cargo tanks, during the months and years ahead in the United States of America.

The wetlines rule would cover tank trailers carrying Class 3 flammable liquids, which includes gasoline and other products according to freight transport experts looking at this news. Under the proposal trailers built two years after the rule becomes law could carry no more than 0.26 gallons in its wetlines, according to transport drivers paying attention to this news, or have structural protection in place to make the transport safer. Existing trailers on the roads and highways of the United States would have 12 years in order to make sure they’re in compliance with the changes.

This proposal was recently published in the Federal Register, so freight forwarding workers that want to check out the proposal can check out the latest edition for more information on this news. This is the kind of news you need to stay on top of, if you’re in the business of transporting flammable liquids on the roads and highways of America during the years ahead, since staying on top of the latest news could save you time and money.

Help for Shipping Firms, That need to deal with CSA 2010 programs

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Transport drivers in the United States of America using a flatbed truck to make sure cargo arrives at its destination on time and budget looking for another way to stay in line with the United States Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s new transport compliance, safety and accountability enforcement program have a new tool. Qualcomm recently announced the commercial availability of the CSA Safety Performance Service for the transport industry of the United States of America. In the announcement Qualcomm indicated that this new offering will be available in two forms, a basic service and a deluxe service, both designed to help freight transport drivers and firms deal with the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new rules.

Qualcomm has also indicated that the deluxe service is designed to provide the most comprehensive tool to help freight forwarding workers and transport firms manage performance elements related to the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new regiment during the miles ahead. The CSA Safety Performance Service provided by this news integrates data from the CSA Safety Measurement System, including relevant data on Hours of Service violations, Critical Event Reporting, and Performance Monitoring of the transport drivers out on the roads and highways of the United States of America, according to Qualcomm.

This is great news for transport firms and drivers of the United States of America who were looking ahead to full implementation of the new rules and dealing with the transport officials tasked with making sure the new rules and regulations are followed. Hopefully, this new offering from Qualcomm is able to help some firms and drivers deal with the changes to the transport rules and regulations during the years ahead, and helps to make the roads and highways safer for all to drive on.

Trucking Company Drivers & Fontaine Fifth Wheels

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Transport drivers and firms providing shipping services for customers that use Fontaine Fifth Wheel products, like the Fontaine Ultra LT, Ultra HD, and Ultra HR, looking for information on the proper coupling, sliding and uncoupling procedures for these fifth wheel can relax. Fontaine Fifth Wheel has just released a video and document outlining the proper techniques that transport drivers and firms should use during this procedure, which they think is going to save you time and possibly a little money down the road. This was recently announced by Terry Mennen, the vice president of sales and marketing for Fontaine Fifth Wheel, a firm that has been providing outstanding services for the transport industry of the United States of America for years, according to the transport experts looking at this news, and even a few freight forwarding people in transport offices around America.

Fontaine Fifth Wheel believes that all transport drivers and firms transporting freight using their fifth wheels will benefit a lot by taking a look at this information on the proper installation procedures for Fontaine Fifth Wheel products. Fontaine Fifth Wheel products use a patented lock design that requires specific coupling, sliding and uncoupling procedures, according to Fontaine Fifth Wheel, and this information is designed to help you work safer and maximize the performance benefits of Fontaine Fifth Wheel products.

The information provided is available for download or online viewing on the Fontaine Fifth Wheel website, so if this news interests you, stop by and have a look and see what you think. This could be another way for you to save time and money that could be used for better things, and you boss is definitely going to approve.

Freight Transport Drivers are Like Santa

Monday, January 10th, 2011

What would you say if I said that the transport industry and the flatbed truck drivers you see traveling along the roads and highways of the United States on a daily basis taking essential goods to destination are just like Santa, in many ways. United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been singing the praises of the trucking industry and the belief that the truckers delivering the goods to destination in the United States of America during the Christmas season deserve credit as Santa, of a sort, for making sure freight makes it all the way to its destination on time and budget.

This might seem a stretch to some freight forwarding workers sitting in transport offices around the United States of America and many Americans in general, but this idea is certainly close to the mark, for many people in the United States. The essential services provided by the transport industry during this time of year and throughout the year help to keep business and life in America flowing forward on a daily basis. Without the work done by each trucking company in the country, the goods wouldn’t make it to destination on time and budget, and this would slow down life and business.

When you and your family are unwrapping the presents under the tree during Christmas, give a little thought to the America trucker who made sure the goods you bought made it to the stores on time. Without the work done by the transport drivers out on the roads and highways of America your Christmas might be a little less of a celebration.

Natural Gas Powered Heavy Equipment Transport

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Transport firms in the freight forwarding business using natural gas powered engines in some of the transport vehicles they use to transport customers cargo to destination on time and budget can now get the oil they need to keep natural gas powered engines operating in different container sizes. Valvoline Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 has been available for transport firms to use for a while, but recently Valvoline announced Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 is now available in a 1-gallon jug that will be handy and useful for transport firms in the business of providing a great freight quote using naturally gas powered engines to have around when they need one.

Valvoline has indicated that Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 is endorsed and recommended by Cummins as a CES 20074 approved engine oil for Cummins trucks using naturally gas powered engines. Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 also comes in a variety of different containers, including bulk, totes, drums, pails and now a 1-gallon jug, according to Valvoline, and is recommended for use in Cummins B, C & ISL, Detroit Diesel, John Deere and Caterpillar dedicated natural gas engines used by flatbed trucking firms around the United States.

Valvoline has also indicated that Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 has advantages for transport firms that includes reduced ash content, value recession protection, advanced oxidation control, low oil consumption, piston deposit control, excellent shear stability, and enhanced valve train wear protection. Great news for all transport drivers and firms taking cargo to destination on the roads and highways of America during the miles ahead.

Trucking Services Transporting Heavier Loads

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Transport professionals freight forwarding customers goods to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner will be interested in the news that the Truckload Carriers Association has revised its truck size and weight policy. The new policy of the Truckload Carriers Association is calling for 88,000-pound gross weight transport vehicles to conduct transport services on the highways and roads of the United States of America. Sources indicate that this proposal received the full support of the Truckload Carrier Association’s board on Saturday, which according to many sources will open the road in the future to heavier loads being carried on the freight shipping highways of America. Sources also indicate that in fact progress in this plan to allow heavier loads on the transport roads of the United States actually began last March at the group’s annual meeting.

This news is going to change the transport landscape for firms conducting heavy equipment transport in the United States. The ability to transport heavier loads is also going to save time, money and reduce traffic levels on many roads of the United States, according to many transport professionals. The American Trucking Association currently supports a weight limit of 97,000 pounds on six axles for transport vehicles in the United States of America. This is a little different than the proposal by the Truckload Carriers Association, who according to sources close to this affair are hoping to come to a compromise of some type with the American Trucking Association, somewhere down the road.