Dedicated Transportation

Women in Trucking Accelerate puts focus on a positive work environment in the trucking industry

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
February 2, 2016

Question: What does a Mars engineer, a dating doctor, a satellite radio host, a NASCAR driver, and a safety administrator have in common? They were all speakers at the recent Women In Trucking Association’s Accelerate! Conference and Expo. Th...

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It’s Time to Sync Your Transportation Network

Dedicated Transportation, Network Design, Transportation Management
December 14, 2015

When was the last time you re-evaluated your transportation network? The industry is seeing increases in freight rates along with shortages in professional drivers and capacity. The processes that worked in the past for your transportation network co...

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New Five-Year Highway Bill Brings Changes to Transportation and Logistics Industry

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
December 8, 2015

Congress cleared a five-year, $305 billion highway funding bill on December 4 providing funding for freight projects, changes to Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) regulations, and a pilot program to ease the professional truck driver short...

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Mentoring as a Valuable Talent Retention Approach

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management
November 23, 2015

Remember your first day on the job? You had so many questions, but you weren’t always sure who to ask. Whether it was learning where to store your lunch or coat, or finding your way around the office, you needed someone to steer you in the right di...

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Hiring Our Veterans: How the Trucking Industry Enlists Military Vets for New Careers

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
November 11, 2015

In the search for a steady stream of new drivers, technicians, and office personnel, trucking, transportation and logistics companies are increasingly turning to the latest recruits: military veterans. With such attributes as leadership, dependabilit...

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Collaborating to Address the Transportation Network Gap

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
October 26, 2015

It does not take a university professor to communicate to those in the transportation industry that as Bob Dylan so eloquently said “the times they are a changing.”   The acceleration of these changes since the 2008 economic downturn whether it...

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Case Study Reveals How Transportation Strategy Helps Florida Nursery Business Blossom

Dedicated Transportation
October 22, 2015

In 2010, Eric Cord, President of Windmill Farms Nurseries in Central Florida, realized he was in the wrong business. His nursery was booming, and national retailers wanted more of his plants for their customers. But there was a problem – Cord found...

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Easing the Shortage: Truck Drivers Sound Off on What They Really Want

Dedicated Transportation
September 17, 2015

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimate the trucking industry is currently short about 40,000 professional drivers. But with nearly 70 percent of all goods in North America being shipped on trucks, trucking companies know they need to have ...

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Using Aviation Innovations to Attract New Truck Drivers

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
September 16, 2015

Although I have spent my entire career in the trucking industry, I have a passion for aviation as well. In 2008 I earned my private pilot’s certificate only a few weeks before graduating from a driver-training academy with my commercial driver’s ...

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Trucking Industry Looking to Military Vets to Curb Driver Shortage

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
September 15, 2015

In the hunt for a steady stream of new drivers and workers during the driver shortage, transportation and logistics companies should seek out employees like Michael Raley. As a job candidate, Raley had such attributes as leadership, dependability, lo...

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