Category Archives: Best Practises

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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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 Your Canada US Freight Costs are Affected by the Decline in Canadian Manufacturing

The Change in the Canadian Economy Canadian Manufacturing has been declining for over a decade.  Jobs have switched to service industries or resource based production.  Meanwhile, the imports from China have increased.  If you’re in the freight business you should … Continue reading

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Best Strategies for Reducing Freight Costs in Canada

When freight rate bids are yielding diminishing returns on savings, you’ve probably exhausted all the savings you’re going to derive from competition among carriers and transportation companies. At some point the carriers have gone as low as they can with their freight … Continue reading

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New Definition of Tank Vehicle in the US Starting to Enter Enforcement Phase

On May 9, 2011 the FMCA expanded the definition of a Tank Vehicle Continue reading

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5 Incredible Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Carrier Fraud

1.  It’s easy! A fraudulent carrier just has to show up at your dock and say, “hey, I’m here to pick up that load going to Texas”. If you don’t have controls in place, he gets loaded, drives away and … Continue reading

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How a Little Bit of Diligence in Carrier Selection Can Avoid Some Serious Problems.

In the event of a chemical spill, an accident, a cargo claim, or cargo theft, everyone goes looking for someone to blame. Don’t let that person be you. Make sure you have a tight policy on carrier selection and qualification and make sure you have clearly defined who can approve new transportation providers Continue reading

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