Dedicated Transportation

Five Steps to Hurricane Disaster Preparedness

Dedicated Transportation, Energy & Utilities, Retail, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
August 16, 2013

  Hurricane Coming? What to do when disaster preparedness means taking your supply chain into the eye of the storm. Five steps to safely secure assets in and around the affected area ahead of time.   Typically, when a hurricane watch turn...

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Want to Fuel a Smarter Oil & Gas Logistics Supply Chain?

Dedicated Transportation, Oil and Gas, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
July 31, 2013

Five keys to unlocking natural gas supply chain management success. Embedded deep in the Earth’s crust in shale formations throughout North America lie rich deposits of natural gas. Affordable, abundant and domestically available, this emerging en...

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Is your supply chain ready for a disaster?

Dedicated Transportation, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
July 29, 2013

Cover your bases and prepare your supply chain for the unexpected. Supply chain disruptions come in all shapes and sizes – earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods and even power outages and labor stoppages. Whatever the flavor, disasters...

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5 More Vitals to Ensure Your Transportation Network is Healthy

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
July 24, 2013

In a previous post, we compared the management of a transportation network to that of going to a doctor for a routine check-up; specifically, focusing on key vitals that determine your health.  Similarly, regular monitoring and maintenance of crit...

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3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
July 17, 2013

  The motivation behind the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative is clear – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state partners and the transportation industry want to reduce commercial motor vehicle c...

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The Importance of Being Nimble in Your Transportation Network

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain
June 7, 2013

How to Adapt to Changes in Demand, Staffing and Service Requirements without Missing a Beat. If you’re an animal on the plains of Africa or Mongolia, speed and agility aren’t just “nice-to-have’s.” A lead of just a few yards can mean the d...

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Why It Pays to Put Safety in the Driver’s Seat

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
April 22, 2013

Steer your transportation operation in the right direction: Screen drivers before you hire to build a safety-driven culture. If you’re running a fleet, one of the most important hiring decisions you make has to do with the drivers sitting behind ...

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Remove Inefficiencies from Your Network – Run Lean and Run Smart

Dedicated Transportation, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
April 16, 2013

There’s a reason why the martial arts are considered an art form and a way of life, rather than just another form of combat. Victory flows not from brute force, but from a laser-like focus on self-improvement, mental discipline and economy of movem...

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Optimize Your Fleet Performance with Technology

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Sustainability
April 4, 2013

How Onboard Intelligence Can Help You Optimize Fleet Performance Whether your fleet consists of three trucks or 300, managing multiple vehicles and drivers is far from easy. Keeping your fleet on the road, serving customers and making money means en...

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The Key to Smooth, Trouble-free Border Crossings? C-TPAT Certification

Cross Border, Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain
March 20, 2013

Answers to the top five questions about why it pays to be C-TPAT Certified: It’s hard to believe, but September 11th took place nearly a dozen years ago. Osama bin Laden has been eradicated. Al Qaeda has been reduced to a shadow of its former self...

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