Category Archives: Industry Information

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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Liquid Bulk Trailers: 101

At DSN Chemical Transportation we’ve been transporting chemicals for 25 years. The most often misunderstood and inquired about transportation service that we provide is our Bulk Transportation Service. There are many options available to ship different types of products in … Continue reading

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HAZMAT Trucks Banned in Boston

Starting June 13, 2012 HAZMAT shipments will be banned from Boston during the hours of 6am and 8pm. Click here to read more

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DSN Learning about the Safety Train

DSN was at L.V. Lomas last week to learn about bulk rail transport of chemicals with the aid of the Safety Train hosted at L.V. Lomas’ site. You can learn more about the Safety Train at the CIAC website. Big thanks goes out to LV Lomas and Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors for arranging the tour. 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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How Rising Fuel Prices Affect Logistics

Infographics from Software Advice, a site review TMS systems.Click here for their website.

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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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