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, 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

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

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

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

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 Partnershipís...

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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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CBD Oil: The Newest Fad

CBD or Cannabidiol Oil is all the rage today. It is being credited for helping treat a variety of medical issues, including epileptic seizures, anxiety, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonís disease, Alzheimer disease and more.   If you ask experts, the evidence is barely sufficient to prove that it actually benefits suffers of these diseases. Other people swear by using it for all types of medical reasons. Cannabidiol is extracted from flower and buds of both...

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