Posts Tagged ‘transportation services’

New Navigation Unit for Heavy Equipment Transport

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Transport transportation services and drivers of the United States of America that could use a new navigation system to help them deliver cargo on time and budget during the miles ahead should take a look at Cobra Electronics newest navigation unit for the transport industry of America the Cobra 5550 Pro. The Cobra 550 Pro is a 5-inch navigation unit designed and engineered for use by the professional truck drivers of America and the world and has features nearly identical to Cobra Electronics larger navigation system, the Cobra 7750 Platinum, according to the people over at Cobra Electronics.

The new Cobra 5550 Pro comes with enhanced graphics, junction view with lane assist, state mileage log and a log to keep track of the number of hours freight shipping trucks spend out on the transport roads and highways of the United States. It also includes a last-mile routing ability, quick-tabs that allow you to put essential transport information, like the distance to weight stations, travel centers, rest areas and the mileage markers along your route at your disposal at a moments notice, and over 12,000 points of interest to transport driver, according to Cobra Electronics.

Freight companies and drivers out on the roads and highways of the nation that would like to check out the new Cobra 5550 Pro should contact Cobra Electronics directly for more information, or stop by a local dealer of Cobra Electronics products to see what they have on hand. This new navigation system could be a new transport tool that helps you enhance the services you provide and save time and money during the miles ahead on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America.

Logistics Business Strong

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Transport firms transporting goods to destination on the roads and highways of the United States of America using a shipping container will be interested in the latest Department of Freight Transportation Services Index. The results of the latest Department of Freight index were recently released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics and according to the experts the index increased by 0.9 percent in January. This is also the second straight month the Department of Freight index has increased, according to the agency, and means the index has increased during 16 of the past 21 months, starting in May 2009. The index had gone down during the 16 months before this time, so this news could also indicate that the transport industry of the nation and world is starting to pick up momentum, according to some sources in the transportation services industry of America.

The Department of Freight Transportation Services Index measures the month-to-month changes in freight shipments in ton-miles, which are then combined into one index, according to transport industry experts. The Freight index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and is made up of data from for-hire trucking and other freight transport industries in the United States of America.

This is interesting news that could indicate a general increase in transport services in America and across North America, according to some transport experts, but the recent highs are still below the highs reached in 2008, so we probably shouldn’t read to much into the numbers, for now. Once we see the Freight Index increase above previous levels recorded in 2008, and the years before, we could be back on the transport road the industry was on before the recent slower period.

Freight Shipping Heavier Loads in Maine

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Freight trucking firms and drivers planning on conducting transportation services on the roads and highways of Maine in the future will be interested in the news that the latest Senate bill contains a provision to extend the current one-year pilot project allowing heavier transport trucks to operate on the Interstate highways of Maine. The current pilot project is going to expire and allows transport trucks over 100,000 pounds to operate on Interstate highways, like Interstate 95, 295 and 395, in Maine, according to sources in the transport industry of the United States of America.

Sources in Maine indicate that the members of the Appropriations Committee were recently convinced to put their support behind the idea of extending the current program that allows transport trucks operating on some Interstate highways in Maine to exceed the 80,000-pound federal transport truck weight limit. They also indicate that there could be some facts and belief that the year-long pilot program was actually successful in reducing the costs of transportation in Maine for trucking companies and putting more Americans to work.

This news has garnered some applause from sectors of the transportation services industry of the United States of America and a few frowns from other people concerned about heavier transport trucks operating on the roads and highways of America and Maine during the months and years ahead. This news is a victory to some people in Maine and America and others view this as something that needs to be looked at closer, either way it appears heavier transport trucks could be traveling on the Interstate highways of Maine for another year.

Intermodel Shipping With Natural Refrigerant

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Transport drivers and transportation services using a container refrigeration system incorporating conventional synthetic hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, which according to transportation industry sources have a greater potential for increasing the carbon wheel-print of the transport trucks of the United States of America, will be happy to hear that a system using natural refrigerant for intermodal containers is now available. This news is going to help transportation firms around the United States of America and the world find sustainable solutions for refrigerated transport, according to trucking company experts, and represents the world’s first natural refrigerant technology for container refrigeration.

Transport experts indicate that this new container refrigeration system incorporates carbon dioxide instead of conventional synthetic hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, which according to the scientists could reduce the volume of emissions being put into the air. Called NaturaLINE, this new natural refrigerant technology was on display at Intermodal Europe 2010, recently, and according to the people on hand to take a look at this new container refrigeration system, this could be just the thing to help freight shipping firms save money and reduce the carbon wheel-print of the transport services they provide to Americans on a daily basis during the months and years ahead. Great news for American transport firms in the business of making sure customers cargo makes it to destination on time and budget, and something that could make the job of making the trucks on the highways and roads of the United States of America more environmentally-friendly easier as we head into the second decade of the century of the environment.

Shipping Services Gets a Little Help

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Transportation drivers and transportation services already using Valvoline’s Fuel Proof Guarantee program will be happy to hear that Valvoline has decided it’s time to expand this program as we head into the second decade of the century of the environment in the United States of America. Valvoline’s Fuel Proof Guarantee program has now been expanded to include any transport fleet in the United States of America using an existing telematics provider, according to the professionals over at Valvoline. Fleets using Valvoline’s Fuel Proof Guarantee program will now be guaranteed at least a 1.6 percent miles per gallon increase using Valvoline heavy-duty motor oil and gear lubricant, and up to a 4 percent miles per gallon increase for heavy hauling services also implementing Valvoline’s Tiwi Fleet program in their operations.

This means that at the end of the trial period, if Valvoline lubricants aren’t delivering the fuel economy improvements promised in fleet test vehicles, Valvoline will refund the incremental cost of the oil changes required. The testing procedure used, which uses a fleet’s existing telematics unit or Tiwi Fleet program data transmission for verification purposes, has also been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay SM J1321 protocol, according to the professionals over at Valvoline. In addition, the program has just added two new partners; transportation insurance specialist Brazos Specialty Risk and Mansfield Oil to the program, which Valvoline indicates could reduce auto liability premiums for users by as much as 15 percent using an existing telematics unit and provide additional savings for heavy equipment transport services on bulk fuel purchases.

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!

Flatbed Truck Fuel Efficiency Standards

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The American Trucking Association believes the proposed fuel efficiency standards for the trucking industry of the United States of America are going to have definite benefits for the transport industry of America and all Americans. The American Trucking Association originally made a statement concerning the proposals a few days ago, but the other day they followed this statement up with a more in depth response to the proposal to develop the first-ever national fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy and medium-duty trucks. The statement by the American Trucking Association indicated that they were happy with the administrations efforts and that through talks with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) they were encouraged that the proposal takes into account things that they thoughts were very important to making the proposals work for the variety of transportation services in the United States of America.

The proposal put forth by the parties involved in this affair is going to be phased in slowly according to sources in the transport industry of America. The proposals are also expected to allow the transport industry as a whole to reduce the carbon wheel-print of the shipping services it provides and overall fuel consumption by 7 to 20 percent for baseline Class 8 transport trucks. They expect the transport industry to achieve this through implementation of new engine and truck advancements, low-rolling resistance tires, improved truck aerodynamics, reduced idling, and other measures the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Program think will help in this job. The best part of this news is hearing that the parties involved in the battle to reduce greenhouse emissions and fuel consumption in the transport industry of the United States are working together.

2 Million Safe Shipping Container Miles

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Two More truck shipping professionals were recently celebrated and congratulated for a long career of safe driving on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America in the century of the environment. The two most recent truckers honored for years of safe cargo transport on the roads of America are Virgin Shell of Columbia, S.C., and Dennis Howard of Goodwater, Ala. These two professionals were honored during a luncheon and presented with cash and gifts during the National Truck Drivers Appreciation Week, for over 2 million safe transport miles during their careers. This is a great accomplishment for any trucker and one that will certainly make these two truckers proud to say they’re in the trucking business, and the professionals that work with them proud to say they know these two truckers.

Virgil Shell and Dennis Howard are flatbed trucking professionals that think about transport safety first, according to these truckers, and they use daily alerts and reminders to always keep their minds on safety first, while out on the roads of America. The professionals that work with these two truckers indicate they’re normal hard working American truckers that exhibit discipline and patience on the job. These two truckers are definitely an example of how the transportation services industry in the United States thinks safety first, while still delivering the goods on time and budget. Just two American truckers with experience and skills they can pass onto younger truckers traveling down the roads of the United States of America.

Too litte freight, Too many trucks

Monday, August 24th, 2009

In the second half of 2009 many trucking companies are shedding excess capacity in many ways. They are doing so by decreasing fleets, selling trucks and trailers, and some smaller trucking companies are just shutting their door. With shortage of trucks on the road means increased profitability for shippers. There are too many trucks on the road competing for same freight, which means bargain basement pricing.

Shippers that are on a daily basis are asking their transportation service providers to renegotiate rates. Many are forecasting that the trucking industry will not see relief until about December 2010. Until then shippers will enjoy the lowest rates in decades for truckload service. Many shippers are currently sending requests for proposals and trying to lock in rates for the next few years.