Improve Your Versatility With Dedicated Ground Logistics

Improve Your Versatility With Dedicated Ground Logistics

Logistics solutions often involve a variety of different transportation methods. Ground, air and sea typically all come into play when moving product. However, ground transportation is one of the more complicated forms of transportation when compared to all the others.Dedicated Ground LogisticsDedicated ground logistics also can make a lot of sense for your business. Dedicated ground logistics can be used for both short and long-distance shipping and can be customized to your specific needs....

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Understanding the Value of Dedicated Freight Solutions

Understanding the Value of Dedicated Freight Solutions

It’s no secret that the transportation market is white hot. The driver shortage, rapidly changing technology and tightening capacity is causing many shippers to rethink how they bring their products to market. As a way to combat the challenges of freight capacity and sure up capacity on-demand, shippers have a couple routes they can go: Add to their own driver pool and existing private truck fleet capacity Attempt to partner with additional trucking carriers Outsource...

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Phil Peck Named President of Epes Transport

Phil Peck Named President of Epes Transport

READING, Pa. March 1, 2021 - Penske Logistics today announced that Phil Peck has been promoted to the position of President of Epes Transport from his current role as Chief Operating Officer. Peck assumes the role following the recent retirement of Richard Kuehn, who helped lead the Epes organization for 23 years. Kuehn will stay on with Epes as an advisor for a period of time to help with the leadership transition. Phil Peck is a veteran of the transportation industry. He began his career at...

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Epes Transport System named a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation

Epes Transport System named a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation

Epes Transport System, LLC is honored to be named as one of the "Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation" by the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association.  This recognition is a testament to Epes Transport's mission in this effort to advocate, encourage and raise awareness for women in the trucking industry by promoting a diverse company culture that helps foster professional growth for women and acknowledges their accomplishments. The criteria for this award, as listed by the...

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Inbound Logistics Magazine Awards Epes Transport System as a Top 100 Trucker

Inbound Logistics Magazine Awards Epes Transport System as a Top 100 Trucker

Epes Transport System, LLC, a leader in the transportation industry, is proud to be listed as an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Trucker 2020.  Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best transportation providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to motor freight and logistics challenges.  Inbound Logistics selected this year's Top 100 Truckers from more than 300 companies that offer the...

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From the Customer Service Desk

From the Customer Service Desk

As spring approaches, the inevitable winter thaw is upon us.  We all look forward to longer days, the warm spring sun on our shoulders, the flowers blooming, and the freight volumes increasing.  What... what? Gulp...it is that time when a busy winter turns in to a hectic spring.  We in the Customer Service department are seeing spring kick off in a big way.  Hold on, take a breath and enjoy the ride. Now that we have taken a big breath, let's reflect on service. ...

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KEEP WORK ZONES FROM BECOMING WRECK ZONES

KEEP WORK ZONES FROM BECOMING WRECK ZONES

You've heard it a million times -- the state flower of Texas (or any other US state for that matter) is an orange traffic cone. But the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration make that statement less humorous, reminding us that each year more than 40,000 people are injured as a result of motor vehicle crashes in work zones. Statistics tell us that 85 percent of people killed in work zones are vehicle drivers or occupants, approximately one half of all fatal work...

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Epes Transport renews with the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Epes Transport renews with the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Greensboro, North Carolina - Epes Transport System today announced that it has submitted and received approval for their current data submission to the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.  Epes Transport will continue to contribute to the Partnership’s...

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Changes to Qualcomm HOS

Changes to Qualcomm HOS

As you have probably heard and some of you have already experienced, so changes are coming to the HOS regulations regarding Electronic Logging Devices or "ELDs". Basically, as of 12/16/19 every truck is required to be equipped with an ELD that meets FMCSA technical standards.  Some of those technical standards are: Logging information regarding actual driving of the vehicle must be pulled directly from the vehicle engine ECM. Start of Trip (Driving) must be recorded beginning when the...

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Three Points of Contact

Three Points of Contact

The most frequent cause of injuries for drivers are slips and falls from tractors and trailers. For the most part, this is caused by drivers failing to enter or exit their vehicles properly.   Did you realize that jumping from the tractor or trailer without using steps and grab rails can cause very serious, if not debilitating, injuries to ankles, knees, hips and back? Such injuries are the result of the increased impact forces on joints. Studies found that when a driver did not...

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Melissa Nishan Wins recognition

Melissa Nishan Wins recognition

Epes Transport System is pleased to share that our very own, Melissa Nishan is being recognized as a 2019 Women in Trucking “Top Woman to Watch in Transportation” by Redefining the Road magazine.  The mission of the Women in Trucking organization is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.  This annual recognition is one that is designed to help promote...

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Driver Vacation Policy Update

Driver Vacation Policy Update

Once again, our QIO process proves itself a worthy tool. That in conjunction with some productive conversations with our drivers, we are proud to say yet again, "We Heard You"! So, it is with great pleasure that we are announcing an enhancement to our company driver vacation policy for mileage-based company drivers. The current vacation policy states that a mileage-based company driver must take vacation in full-week increments.  So regardless of the circumstances, if the driver wants...

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Driver Recognition Meeting Dates

Driver Recognition Meeting Dates

GREENSBORO NC - DRIVER RECOGNITION MEETING Our annual meeting to recognize and celebrate our professional drivers for their service and safety achievements will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. We will meet at Embassy Suites - 204 Centreport Dr, Greensboro (near intersection of I40 and Hwy 68). Doors open at 5:00pm.  Spousal Support meeting begins at 5:30pm.  Dinner served at 6:00pm. A brief presentation with an Epes update will be at 7:00pm, with driver awards and...

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