CVSA International Roadcheck Inspections to Focus on Wheel Ends

CVSA International Roadcheck Inspections to Focus on Wheel Ends

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force May 17-19 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) International Roadcheck. This year's focus is on wheel ends. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour inspection and enforcement initiative where commercial vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conduct North American Standard Inspections of vehicles and drivers at weight or inspection stations, at designated fixed locations or as part of...

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Epes Regional Truck Driving Jobs Bring Balance to Your Life

Epes Regional Truck Driving Jobs Bring Balance to Your Life

Truck drivers transport products over the road daily and while the profession offers the chance to see much of a country, there are certain opportunities and roles for drivers that may better suit their individual needs. There are generally three types of truck drivers: local, regional, and over-the road with each one having its own advantages and challenges. In this blog, we are going to discuss what it takes to be a regional truck driver. A regional truck driver is designated to work in...

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Epes Transport System Renews With the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Epes Transport System Renews With the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Epes Transport System, LLC Renews with the U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership Greensboro, North Carolina - Epes Transport System, LLC 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...

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Epes Transport Introduces New Truck Driver Hiring Website

Epes Transport Introduces New Truck Driver Hiring Website

Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 18, 2022 - Epes Transport has introduced a new professional truck driver hiring website, https://driver.epestransport.jobs/. The mobile-friendly site features a new look and feel, improved functionality, and a streamlined online application process. "Professional truck drivers are the lifeblood of our company's operations," said Phil Peck, president of Epes Transport. "We understand how competitive it is in the marketplace for drivers and we are confident Epes has much...

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10 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

10 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Epes operates in the Eastern USA with heavy concentration in the Southeast, Mid Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest. And during the winter months, traveling throughout this part of the country can pose some real challenges. While we remain in the middle of the winter season, now is a great time to refamiliarize yourself with some common ways to drive smarter during these cold winter months. Ensure that your vehicle is in proper working condition. This includes performing proper pre-trip...

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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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