Posts Tagged ‘freight quote’

New Hybrid Heavy Haul Trailer Skirt

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Transport firms providing a great freight quote for customers that need cargo transported to destination on time and budget have a new low-cost trailer skirt from Laydon designed for fast installation and costing about 40 percent less than previous Laydon Economy Trailer Fairings, according to the company. News that could definitely save a transport company money, if true, but something that will have to be verified by the drivers out on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America taking cargo to destination on time and budget.

Called the Hybrid TrailerSkirt, a pair can be installed on a 53-foot shipping trailer by two men in about an hour, according to Laydon, and have been engineered and designed for fleets that want performance at a reasonable price. The engineers also designed an injection-molded clamp and strut to help keep the skirt in place in all environments and temperature ranges possible in North America. The clamp apparently attaches to a trailers cross members to form mounting points for the skirt panels and supporting struts.

Transport trucking firms that want to have a look at this new low-cost trailer skirt from Laydon should probably hurry because Laydon officials believe this new product is going to be popular and you might have trouble finding a pair if you wait to long. The company also believes the trailer skirt retrofit market potential of this new product could be even greater than new trailer sales.

We’ll have to wait for the first reviews of this new product before we can really comment, but hopefully this new low-cost trailer skirt from Laydon is as good as the company believes.

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.

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.

Terminal Trucking Goes Hybrid

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Professionals in the business of international shipping will be interested in the news of the first hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor for the transport industry of the United States of America and the world. Offering improved performance, significant costs savings in fuel and significant reductions in nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions, the new Kalmar Hydraulic Hybrid Terminal Tractor by Cargotec has been paired with the Kalmar Ottawa 4×2 off-highway terminal tractor, and will at first be available for customers operating in North America, according to sources at Cargotec. Sources in the business of providing customers with a great freight quote indicate that the first hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor is the result of Cargotec’s partnership with Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, and subsidiary Kinetics Drive Solutions, a developer of hybrid technology for the transport industry.

Cargotec indicates that the Kalmar Hydraulic Hybrid Terminal Tractor is equipped with a parallel system that simultaneously transmits power from two distinct power sources; the primary diesel engine and secondary hydraulic motor. The company also indicates that the coordination of these two power sources maximises fuel economy, while satisfying the performance and power needs of firms implementing the new Kalmar Hydraulic Hybrid Terminal Tractor in shipping container operations.

The job this new hybrid terminal tractor will be put to work completing is a difficult one that will require the Kalmar Hydraulic Hybrid Terminal Tractor start and stop on many occasions during the work day, with lots of idling while waiting, and the frequent need to back up to complete transport. We’ll have to wait and see if this new hybrid terminal tractor can do the job Cargotec says it can do.

Trucking Companies Could Have Busy Christmas

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The business of international shipping firms has been improving according to the numbers being reported by the monthly Global Port Tracker, despite a belief in many professionals that we could be in for a bit of a slow period, before the volume of cargo that customers and business needs transported to destination begins to once again pick up momentum. The professionals looking at this report and the conditions they see existing in the business of moving cargo to destination believe that November is still going to see an increase in the volume of cargo that customers require to be transported, over the numbers recorded during the same period in 2009.

This could mean that customers are preparing to move more cargo before Christmas, according to some professionals in the business of providing customers with a great freight quote. It could also mean that they expect better sales during the upcoming Christmas holiday season and transport services might be working pretty hard through the holidays to move all the cargo they want transported to destination in time. This would certainly be welcome news for the United States of America and the transportation industry, and firms are presently preparing to take care of the expected flood of cargo before the holiday season.

October is traditionally the busiest month for transportation services, according to the transport professionals looking at this news, as retailers get ready for the Christmas rush of customers looking for the latest gadget or gift for their loved ones. There are also reports that retailers spent the summer months stocking up for Christmas, so it might not be as busy as some think, according to other professionals in the business of transporting customers freight to destination. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Freight Forwarders Watching Carefully

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Professionals in the business of freight forwarding will be interested in the news that transport experts from around the United States of America are reporting an increase in a tool known as transloading on the West Coast, over directly shipping freight to the Midwest via intermodal rail. Sources indicate that shippers have been repacking inbound container shipments into larger domestic containers, which sources indicates reduces inland transportation costs and gives the firms in question more flexibility with their inventories. This allows for the combining of various goods that need to be shipped to one store and decisions on where the goods are needed in the supply chain can be left until later, according to transport professionals.

The professionals providing customers with a great freight quote note that this strategy isn’t all gold for shippers as reports are coming in of additional handling costs being involved and the process could be a little more complex on the front end of the deal, once the cargo arrives. Firms using this strategy indicate that in the end they ship fewer containers inland and the ability to postpone the destination of a shipment is turning out to be important in the current marketplace.

Professionals in the business of logistics will certainly find this news interesting and this shift in transport strategies could be something that will continue to be utilized in the months and years ahead in the century of the environment in the United States. There have been a few cries of problems from exporters in America concerned about the availability of containers and their use, and we’ll have to see where this news heads in the days ahead.

Heavy Hauling Services in Demand

Monday, September 20th, 2010

The professionals in the freight office providing customers with a great freight quote will be happy to hear that TransCore’s latest North American Freight index was at its highest level in the past five years in August, 2010. This news was reported in Portland, Oregon recently and the professionals on hand to hear this announcement apparently applauded the news that the business of transporting cargo to destination in the United States of America and the world is picking up momentum. Hopefully, this continues to be the trend in the business, and customers begin shipping more cargo in the weeks and months ahead in the century of the environment.

What exactly does TransCore’s latest North American Freight Index indicate according to the professionals in the business of providing efficient, reliable and cost-effective shipping services? The index indicates that the volume of cargo requiring transport was up by about 75 percent in August, 2010, as compared to the same time period in 2009. At the same time, the volume of cargo transported in August was down by about 14 percent, over the volume of cargo transported during the month of July. This is all part of a seasonal pattern in the industry during the past five years, according to many, as the volume of cargo that needs to be transported declines at the end of the summer months. Hopefully, it means there will be a lot more freight forwarding going-on in the freight offices of the United States of America as we head further down the transport roads of North America in the months ahead.

Freight Trucking Engines by Cummins

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The desire to create and develop environmentally-friendly engines to power the long haul freight trucking industry of the United States of America turned another corner on the long road to reducing the carbon wheel-print of the heavy haul industry of America the other day. Cummins Incorporated announced recently that they plan to expand production at their Cummins Industrial Center, which will now be called the Seymour Engine Plant in order to reflect company practices at other engine manufacturing facilities, with an investment of $100 million. Great news for the 450 employees presently on the job at the Cummins Industrial Centre and the expected 200 engineering and manufacturing workers that should be put to work in the expanded plant over the next five years.

Specific plans apparently call for Cummins Incorporated to expand production on its high horsepower engine production line and the work being done in its High-Horsepower Technical Center. Sources indicate that Cummins Incorporated could be working on a secret project, of sorts, to produce larger-displacement, high-horsepower clean diesel engines to help power roro and ltl freight transport around the United States in the years ahead in the century of the environment. They also indicate that this expansion should increase the engineering capability at the facility by twice its present capacity and add essential equipment and other upgrades the facility will need in the years ahead.

At present sources around the freight shipping industry of America indicate that preparations are being made to begin the construction of the planned expansion as soon as possible. They don’t expect to have the work done until sometime around the middle of 2011, at present, but this date could change in the days ahead. Still, this is great news for the freight forwarder providing customers with a great freight quote, and every trucking company in the United States of America. Hopefully, this is just the start of Cummins Incorporated’s planned expansions in the future and they put more Americans back to work and create the engines the long haul industry of America requires in the years ahead to reduce its carbon wheel-print to zero.

Air Freight Carrier Problems in Africa

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Freight carriers bringing perishables to market from Africa are apparently feeling the effects of the problems that are being created by the volcanic ash in the skies of the world that are still causing air space closures and other problems in regions of the world. The freight rates for perishables from areas like East Africa has apparently skyrocketed by as much as 50 percent according to some sources and the costs are apparently being passed on down the supply chain to the consumer. This is of course probably hardly a surprise to freight carriers that have been feeling the effects of the tightness of air freight capacity coming out of Africa of late and according to the latest sources Mother’s Day in the United States last week didn’t help things either. The rush to get the flowers into the United States, so they can be bought and then given to mothers around the country at this time of year is normal and expected according to sources, but the problems with the volcanic ash are the real game changer in this case.

Is this problem likely to go away a quickly as it came? Volcanoes have a mind of their own and this is out of our hands, so we’re just going to have to find away to work around this problem. Unfortunately, the cost of many items is probably going to go up in cases where freight shipments are disrupted and costs become less manageable and predictable for air freight carriers and their customers. The problems with the recession has probably meant in many cases that firms have also put air freight capacity on the sidelines during the recession and this is certainly going to increase the problems with locating capacity out of regions where volcanic ash is causing problems with air freight movements through the skies of the world.

Quoting Tanks

Friday, July 17th, 2009

When quoting tanks for a customer always get the diameter, height and weight of the tank or tanks you are quoting.

How would you quote this tank if you have a tank is 120” diameter and 203” height and weighs 2200 pounds?

1. The height at 203 inches is the most important aspect of this load. 203 inches is equal to 16 foot 9 inches. At this height it is a super load in all states. Ask your customer if the tank can be laid down.

2. This changes your dimensions to 203 inches in length x 120 inches width x 120 inches height. (if the tank cannot be laid down this will change the way you need to quote this load)

3. At 120 inches for the width and height or equal to 10 foot high and wide

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