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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 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

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

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

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

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

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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