Author Archives: Douglas Kimmerly

Why is the Price of Fuel Dropping?

After many years of rising fuel costs many of us are puzzled at the recent and significant drop in both Gasoline and Diesel Fuel prices over the last 5 months and wonder what’s in store for 2015. This article explores … Continue reading

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FMCSA Suspends Enforcement of the 34-hour Restart Provisions that went into Effect July 2013

After 18 months of lost productivity and groaning from the trucking industry about any potential safety benefits of the rule, the FMCSA has suspended enforcement of 49 CFR 395.3 (c) and (d) effective 12:01am December 16, 2014. What Changed? As … Continue reading

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Bulk Chemical Transport Solutions: A Case Study

Transporting chemicals by bulk tank truck requires coordinated logistics. It’s not always about the line haul rate. Here’s a case study of how DSN Chemical Transportation solved a clients ongoing problem with raw material delivery.

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Crosborder Truck Trade

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2 Things You Have to do Start Doing because of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Changes.

This July 2014 the Government of Canada updated some key section of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.  This article explains two key things you’re going to have to start doing because of the changes.  The Government cited the reason … Continue reading

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Hazmat Transport Quick Reference Guide

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7 Lessons Learned about Melon Season

Every year at this time logistics managers have an annual meltdown if they move shipment out of areas affected by “Melon Season”.  Here are seven lessons to help you cope learned in over 25 seasons from DSN Chemical Transportation. What … Continue reading

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How far on $500 worth of diesel fuel?

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The Logistics of the Foreign Driver in Transborder Transportation

An overwhelming majority of transborder truck traffic between Canada and the US is done by Canadian drivers.  Knowing this, can help you plan  your logistics around a foreign driver. I’ve covered in previous articles why Canadian Drivers dominate transborder trucking … Continue reading

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How Off-Shoring Effects North American Transportation Patterns

This is part 9 in our 10 part series on North American transportation. The Change in Transportation Patterns Over the last decade transportation patterns changed from primarily North/South to East/West.  The state of transportation a decade ago was a flow … Continue reading

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