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 stakesContinue Reading
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
Looking back, 2018 was certainly a hectic year in the trucking industry. We had the trucking shortage (“had” may be a bit too optimistic), the frenzy around the ELD mandate, and tales of driverless trucks hitting the nation’s highways. But, away fromContinue Reading
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“Happy Holidays to you and yours – and good luck being a shipper of choice again in 2019!”
While this may seem like an odd way to greet your fellow shippers this holiday season, it’s just as appropriate as it was a year ago. Because, while theContinue Reading
The combination of increased demand for tanker trucks and diminished capacity is creating a dangerous imbalance that threatens the supply lines of chemical companies and other bulk shippers. The risk is highest for smaller bulk shippers who lack theContinue Reading
If you’re in the business of shipping chemicals, there’s more than one way to get your products from point A to point B. While the big stainless-steel bulk tanker trucks certainly remain a cornerstone of the industry, many shippers also turn to dryContinue 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, readContinue Reading
As we approach the end of 2018, the truck driver shortage is continuing to worsen – with few signs of improvement any time soon. Shippers continue to have products to transport, but there simply aren’t enough drivers to handle the loads.Continue Reading
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 evilContinue Reading
Shippers ship, receivers receive, and carriers carry. Simple, right?
Well, not always. Bulk liquid logistics is a complicated business that can create opportunities for misunderstanding and finger-pointing if and when a problem arises.
In thisContinue Reading
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