Category Archives: Best Practises

What You Need to do Because FMCSA Ended BMC-32 Cargo Insurance Requirements for Carriers

On March 21, the FMCSA eliminated the mandatory BMC-32 cargo insurance covering for-hire motor carriers and freight forwarders that do not transport household goods. The BMC-32, written during the tenure of the defunct Interstate Commerce Commission, was a hedge against … Continue reading

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The Harsh Mathematics of Diesel Fuel are Adding Up Again

This will give you an understanding of how fuel costs impact truckload rates and a basis on which to negotiate with your carriers for a fair and equitable fuel surcharge.
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Bulletin: CSA 2010 Now Live On-Line

As of December 13, 2010 the CSA 2010 data is on line at: http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms/ If you’re a chemical shipper, or any shipper for that matter, hazardous or not, you should be looking at the new data to evaluate your hazmat … Continue reading

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Safety Horror Story Stems from Poorly Loaded Flatbed

This article is going to read like the “Darwin Awards”. For those unfamiliar, the Darwin Awards “go to those who’s less-than-stellar plans that “seemed like a good idea at the time” commemorate the improvement of the human species by honoring … Continue reading

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5 Scary But True Things About Heat Season

  November 1st is generally the time of year that most chemical transportation shippers start to require heat on liquid chemical shipments. In light of it coinciding with Halloween, I thought I’d share “5 Scary but true” things about Heat … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Safety of Your Chemical and Hazmat Carriers

Carrier selection is often one of the most difficult tasks for a logistics manager. There is a constant battle not only between cost and quality, but also, safety. The purpose of this article is to offer some advice and guidance … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Carbon Footprint of Trucks and Shipments

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The Easiest Way to Ship Between Canada and the United States

If you are shipping to Canada or shipping between Canada and the United States, it can be confusing and time consuming. You have to prepare the right paperwork have a customs broker set up and then make sure you select a carrier who is experienced in crossing the border. A transportation broker can make that simple for you. Continue reading

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What a 3PL Can do for YOU

A 3PL (Third Party Logistics Company) is a non-asset based company (doesn’t own trucks or equipment) that can help you

1. reduce costs,

2. reduce risk

3. save time and expense in the implementation of your logistics strategy.

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I think we’re in for a tight freight market…rates will rise.

Lock in capacity commitments and take a look at increasing their freight spend budget. I fear those who don’t will be left out in the cold in the months to come having to bid for trucks on the open market. Highest bidder gets the truck! Instead of all the carriers calling you, you’ll be calling carriers begging for equipment Continue reading

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