Safe Winter Driving

Safe Winter Driving

Winter driving presents major challenges for the professional truck driver. More truck collisions happen in the winter than any other season of the year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Many winter weather collisions occur because drivers have failed to obtain adequate rest prior to their trip, they have not planned ahead for the possibility of changing weather conditions, and they do not adjust their speed and space accordingly for worsening road, weather, equipment or...

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What Have the Supply Chain Challenges Taught Us About Holiday Planning?

What Have the Supply Chain Challenges Taught Us About Holiday Planning?

An unprecedented holiday season where everything from where products are made to where they need to go to who's going to sell them has been disrupted. We remain engulfed in one of the combative holiday shopping seasons in modern history and there’s really no sign of it relenting any time soon. During our last blog post, we’ve talked about how a perfect storm of factors converged within all facets of the supply chain to get us to this point. Manufacturers are still struggling to get...

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The Supply Chain Impact on Your Holiday Shopping Plans

The Supply Chain Impact on Your Holiday Shopping Plans

The warnings began to surface around the middle to latter part of summer - if you want to ensure you have the best gifts under the tree, you should probably begin your shopping very early in this year. And if you didn't follow those warnings and are just now beginning your holiday shopping, you are likely encountering empty store shelves, rising prices and countless shipping delays. Container ships are clogging ports, awaiting cargo or unable to get past the gridlock to unload their goods. Some...

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Determining What Driving Opportunity is Right for You

Determining What Driving Opportunity is Right for You

It’s no secret that truck drivers are in extremely high demand. Whether you are seeking a dedicated trucking job or an over-the-road (OTR) position, opportunities are everywhere. But how do you know what position is best for you? As is the case with any job, a lot of it depends on what you are seeking from the job. You must consider schedule, working environment and obviously pay. This post will compare dedicated trucking and OTR opportunities. OTR will likely give you the broadest range...

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The Key Role of Drivers in Dedicated Transportation Services

The Key Role of Drivers in Dedicated Transportation Services

Dedicated transportation services bring many notable business advantages to the table, including exceptional customer service benefits, guaranteed capacity and locked-in rates. But with driver shortages wreaking havoc on the trucking industry, dedicated trucking provides a reliable solution. Dedicated transportation systems reduce the impact the driver shortage has for the shipper. It's no secret that the driver shortage problem has been well documented and the pool of drivers has shrunk...

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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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