Of the many elements that make dry and liquid bulk transportation a whole different animal from regular old dry-van transport, perhaps none creates more of a headache for both shippers and carriers than the truck tank wash. It is a necessary evil thatContinue Reading
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, dry bulk carrier capacity concerns centered on the driver shortage. While those concerns were still very real heading into this year, the current pandemic brought a new set of capacity challenges to the industry. In thisContinue Reading
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No matter how well you perform in your line of work, there’s always opportunity for improvement. Even a few minor tweaks here and there can pay serious dividends. The problem is, it’s not always easy to spot those minor tweaks yourself. For carriers andContinue Reading
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Simplifying your life.
It’s a goal that many people have – from decluttering living spaces to performing more efficiently at work.
If your work involves reducing bulk freight costs for your transportation operations, you may find yourself complicatingContinue Reading
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Becoming a “shipper of choice” is something we talk about quite a bit here on the Bulk Logistics blog. The term represents a sea change in the way that shippers must now view their operations in order to secure capacity from carriers in a strainedContinue Reading
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“Dry bulk freight” encompasses a wide range of products from sand and clay to plastics and hazardous resins. As varied as these products can be, however, the processes involved with transporting them have similar characteristics. So, when you call yourContinue Reading
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When a roadway becomes blocked or is otherwise impassable due to weather or other circumstances, the result is upset motorists and relatively minor supply chain disruptions. When railroad or waterway service becomes disrupted, however, the stakes becomeContinue Reading
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Have you ever called a popular restaurant trying to make a reservation for just a few hours later? You’re typically not going to have a lot of luck. Seating is likely already spoken for by people who had the foresight to book in advance.
The sameContinue Reading
From the foundation of your house to the ingredients in the foods you eat, many of the items you encounter every day started out as powder. And many of those powders were shipped using dry bulk trailers and equipment. If you ship bulk powder, read onContinue Reading
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When it comes to using rail for dry bulk transportation, I like to envision the process as an oval. The product travels from production to the distribution point and back again in a repeating cycle. There are the same number of railcars going out forContinue Reading
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