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Q&A with Becky Puterbaugh, Franchise Owner of BlueGrace Williamsburg

This month our featured franchise Q&A is with Becky Puterbaugh, Franchise Owner of BlueGrace Williamsburg.  Q: How you have helped other women? We are an equal opportunity employer with 50% of our team members being women. We rec-ognize the value and special skills strong women bring to our fran-chise. Work-Life balance is a key pillar to the

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Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) announces low-sulfur fuel surcharges

Starting January 1st, 2015 the low-sulfur surcharge on containerized cargo from Asia to the U.S. will increase by more than 3 times the current amount. According to the TSA, shippers can expect low-sulfur surcharges of $67 for cargo moving from Asia to the East Coast of the U.S. and $53 to the West Coast, the

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Our next PowerTweeter is…

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We’re looking for creative minds!

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BlueShip 3.0 – Featured On Inbound Logistics’ TMS Buyer’s Guide 2014!

By now, you probably already know that BlueShip 3.0 is the most advanced Transportation Management System to date. With features like rating, routing and tracking of shipments, it’s easy to see why Inbound Logistics added BlueShip 3.0 to their TMS Buyer’s Guide! Click here to check out the full Inbound Logistics’ TMS Buyer’s Guide 2014!  

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How To Start a Transportation Business

Starting any business involves a lot of time, money, and planning… The first stages of starting a company should be comprised of research and planning. Once the details are in order, the second stage is primarily about money. The start-up capital of a business particular to transportation can run at approximately $300,000.  Got a large

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In The Know: top freight shipping terms everyone should know

Want to know what everyone is talking about? Here are some terms in the freight business to get you up to speed: Agent – Someone who conducts business for another person and/or company with some or all decision-making authority. Axle Load – The weight limit allowed for each axle over the nation’s highways. Bill of

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Will This Year’s Election Impact The Transportation Industry?

The answer is YES. Most states will be voting on different propositions that deal with transportation and traffic. In Florida alone, three different counties will vote on these issues: Polk, Alachua and Pinellas. In Polk County, voters will head to the polls to decide whether their sales tax should increase by a penny. The increase will equate

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The #BGExFEARience – Halloween at BlueGrace Logistics

In the corporate world, I have worked through many Halloween festivities: Plastic pumpkins and spider webs on top of desks; “No lights! It’s a fire hazard.” “Nothing hanging above the cubicles! It’s a major distraction.” A ‘Beware’ sign or two on the hallway along with celebratory cake covered with bright orange frosting and a handful

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“HASH”it OUT

Get in to the conversation with BlueGrace’s newest topics! Check out the latest hashtags that will be featured throughout the month of October. We’ll be looking for our newest PowerTweeters this way too!    

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