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How to Calculate Carbon Footprint of Trucks and Shipments

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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.

Here’s how they do it…. Continue reading

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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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All about Tranportation Claims

Many companies make costly mistakes when handling transportation claims that result in claims not getting paid. There is a specific process that must be followed to ensure that the carrier involved pays the claim. If the shipper or consignee, do not follow this process, the carrier will have an “out” and not pay the claim. Then you’ll end up in court and give yourself a lot of headaches you don’t need. At Direct Service Network, we coach our clients through this process to ensure their claims are paid by the carrier involved. Continue reading

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The Smartway to Reduce Your Business’ Carbon Footprint

The Smartway to reduce your carbon footprint through logistics. Continue reading

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What are those 24-Hour Emergency Response Numbers?

CANUTEC and CHEMTREC 24-hour emergency response numbers defined. Continue reading

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New Labelling Requirements for Marine Pollutants and IBC’s (Tote Tanks)

There are new labelling requirements coming out this year for marine pollutants to comply with international standards. There are also requirements for IBC’s to be labelled for stackability. Continue reading

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DOT Publishes new Regulations regarding phone numbers on shipping documents

In this final rule, PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to clarify requirements governing emergency response information services provided by arrangement with hazardous materials offerors (shippers). In order to preserve the effectiveness of these arrangements for providing accurate and timely emergency response information, PHMSA is requiring basic identifying information (offeror name or contract number) to be included on shipping papers. This information will enable the emergency response information provider to identify the offeror on whose behalf it is accepting responsibility for providing emergency response information in the event of a hazardous materials incident and obtain additional information about the hazardous material as needed. Continue reading

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Best Practise When Shipping Chemical Drums via Truck Transportation

Loading Drums on the Floor vs. on pallets, that is the question.

Many shippers load drums differently into trucks. Some have a policy of loading on the floor without pallets. Others, have a policy of loading on pallets. Here are the pros and cons of both approaches. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Chemical Transportation Blog

Introduction to the Chemical Transport Blog. Continue reading

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