Posts Tagged ‘Shipping’

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 Using an Older Diesel Engines

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Transport drivers and firms using a flatbed truck to deliver cargo on time and budget will be interested in the news that Navistar International is currently doing research on some exciting new ideas to reduce oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust of the older diesel trucks on the transport roads and highways of North America during the miles ahead. Navistar International has indicated that after treatment using urea in liquid form will not be one of the new ideas the company will be looking at implementing in reducing nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older diesel freight trucks.

What new ideas is Navistar International currently looking at to help reduce nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of the older diesel engines out on the transport roads and highways of North America and the world? Navistar International is currently taking a look at using a solid form of urea injection being developed by a Danish firm the company invested in last year, Amminex, to help reduce the level of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older diesel engines called diesel exhaust fluid. This method has been in use in the transport industry of the United States during the 2010 calendar year, according to sources in the shipping industry of the country, and is in use in many of the trucks being manufactured by firms around the world.

This news has many transport drivers and firms around the United States of America wondering what this new method of reducing nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older diesel trucks out on the transport roads and highways of North America is going to cost to implement during the miles ahead? They’re also wondering what the fuel economy of using this idea is going to be like for transport services using this new technology during the years ahead? We’ll have to wait and see what the numbers are like, before we can comment on the cost, but if this technology is able to effectively decrease the level of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older trucks on the roads of the country, we might want to make sure to take a real close look at the possibilities, before making a final decision.

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.

Shipping Index Looks Good

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
The winter months have hit the flatbed trucking business hard during the last few miles on the transport roads and highways of the nation, but despite this the latest reports indicate the economy of the United States of America has continued to improve during the winter storms of the last few months. The latest Cass Freight Index has been released, and according to transport industry experts looking at the report, the index reflects a general increase in both the volume of freight being shipped on the roads of North America and the number of trucks out on the highways on a daily basis. Great news for the transport industry of the United States of America and the business of shipping cargo to destination on time and budget in general.

According to the latest Cass Freight Index transport shipments went up by 2.6 percent in February from the volume shipped during January, and 11.4 percent from the volume of cargo shipped on the transport roads and highways of the United States during the same month last year. In addition, this latest Cass Freight Index report indicates that about 11,000 new trucking jobs were added to the roster of transport firms providing shipping services in the United States during the same time period in 2011. The data on the Cass Freight Index is based on the cargo shipments of hundreds of Cass Information Systems clients, who handle about $17 billion in annual transport business, according to the people over at Cass Information Systems.

Transport drivers and firms that want to check out the latest Cass Freight Index report should contact Cass Information Systems directly for more information on where to get a copy of the report. This report could help you forecast the future road of your transport firm and make plans to take advantage of any red skies that might appear on the horizon as you turn the next corner.

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.

Quickly Find Truck Tires for Freight Trucks

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Transport flatbed truck drivers heading down the transport roads and highways of the United States of America that suddenly need to find the nearest truck tire dealer have a new tool to take out on the road with them that can get the job done. Continental Tire the Americas has announced the introduction of its first mobile truck dealer locator application, called the Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator, to help shipping services find the nearest authorized service provider when they find they suddenly need truck tire or emergency road services to help keep them moving to destination on time and budget. Great news for any transport drivers or firms that have been looking for a new way to quickly locate the nearest authorized service provider when needed the most.

Continental Tire the Americas indicates that the Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator can be used with your iPhone and allows you to quickly find and call service providers closest to the GPS location of your iPhone, or based on a location you specify. Continental Tire the Americas also indicated this application was created to help customers quickly access service providers and locations at a moments notice and during the times when they need the help the most.

Transport firms and drivers in the business of shipping cargo to destination on time and budget that want to check out what this new application can do for them should check out iTunes App Store. Just search for “Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator” and you should find what you’re looking for. This could be the new road tool that saves you time and money down the road that you might normally have just written off as part of the cost of doing business on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America.

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.

New Shipping Truck Tire

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The flatbed truck you use on a daily basis to make sure cargo is delivered in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner is a severe transport vehicle requiring heavy-duty truck tires to get the job done. Continental Tire the Americas has just announced the introduction of a new severe duty truck tire they think is perfect for helping transport drivers and fleets stay on the transport roads and highways of the United States, while conducting the toughest transport jobs around. Great news for transport drivers and firms looking for a new heavy-duty severe transport truck tire to use during the years ahead to make sure the cargo arrives on time and budget.

Called the HSU2+, this truck tire is the next generation of Continental`s line up of heavy-duty truck tires designed to help the shipping services industry of the United States of America stay on the road and moving to destination, according to Continental Tire the Americas. Incorporating the wide tread and shoulder ribs of previous HSU2 truck tires made by Continental, the HSU2+ incorporates a new bead construction that`s a technically advanced bead design created by Continental engineers to offer severe transport service providers the truck tires they need on a daily basis to get the job done on time and budget, according to the people over at Continental Tire the Americas.

Freight companies that want to check out the new HSU2+ severe transport truck tire should contact Continental Tire the Americas directly for more information on where they can find this truck tire, or drop by a local dealer of Continental truck tires to see what they say. This could be your chance to find a better truck tire and maybe safe a little money and time you can use for other tasks during the miles ahead.

Shipping Shop Should Be Clean

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Spills, drips and spatters are just common every day events around the shop in the long haul business, what counts is making sure you have the ability to clean up these little accidents as quickly and efficiently as possible. New Pig Corporation recently announced the introduction of smaller Pig Mat rolls the company believes are perfect for cleaning up the little drips, spills and splatters that occur around the shop on a daily basis.

Called Pig Universal Absorbent Mat Rolls and Pig Water-Repellent Oil-Only Absorbent Mat Rolls, these new smaller pig rolls allow users to quickly clean up little the fluids you don’t want to leave just lying around the floor, or other surfaces, of the shop and reduces the amount of time required to complete the clean up job. Pig Mat is also free from dust and grit, so it doesn’t end up in your vehicle, according to New Pig Corporation and some international shipping experts, or damage sensitive equipment, parts and tools. Pig Mat rolls even come with easy-to-tear perforations every ten inches along the length of the roll, which apparently makes it much easy to use this product.

Transport fleets in the trucking services business that want to check out New Pig Corporation’s smaller Pig Mat rolls should contact the company directly for more information, or drop by a local dealer of Pig Mats to see what they have on hand. This could be your chance to save a little time and money and provide the mechanics around the shop with a product they might fall in love with.

New Tool for Shipping Firms

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Transport fleets and flatbed truck drivers already using Mitchell 1’s Repair-Connect web services and Zonar Systems Ground Traffic Control software will be interested in the news of this pair forming a partnership. Mitchell 1 and Zonar Systems recently announced they are joining forces and products to create a new service offering called Zonar Rx, that takes diagnostics and repair information to a new level the partnership believes will be perfect for helping transport firms and drivers in the business of delivering cargo in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner in the United States of America during the years ahead.

The new partnership indicated that once the integration of these two products is complete Zonar Rx will automatically communicate trouble codes from an engine ECM, but will also provide shipping services with the data and information needed to diagnose and repair engine problems on the go. Once a transport vehicle reports a trouble code, Zonar Rx will automatically notify the freight transport driver, and present the repair information needed to fix the vehicle and get it back out on the road taking freight to destination on time and budge, according to the partnership.

Transport fleets and firms that want to check out what this new partnership has to offer to help transport drivers improve the transport services they provide and keep the vehicles they use to transport cargo moving down the road should contact Mitchell 1, or Zonar Systems, directly for more information. This new product could be just what you need to save money and time down the road that can be better spent on some other task.