The Future of the Highway Steering Towards Platooning

Volvo is leading the way for advancements in connectivity in the United States. Goran Nyberg, President of Volvo, states connectivity is “changing the industry and the way we work and the way we communicate.” “Platooning” is the term applied to a convoy of trucks electronically linked to a lead truck with an active driver. Testing in… Continue Reading

The Silver-Lining of Superstorm Sandy

With initial estimates of economic losses due to Sandy reaching into the $30-$50 billion range, it’s strange to think that there could actually be a silver-lining to such a detrimental cloud. And in fact, the trucking industry alone suffered around a whopping $140 million per day loss. This number is based on 20% of the… Continue Reading

Lesson for Heavy Weight Shippers

Now this is something you don’t expect to see on your way home from work… One of our team members captured this scene of a dry van that caved in, and as you can imagine – causing major delays during 5 o’clock rush hour on northbound I-75. This is a caution to heavy weight shippers!… Continue Reading

Logistics in the U.S. – Facts at a Glance

Every facet of American life is touched by transportation. With freight being the economic staple that it is, every haul is a piece of a complex logistical puzzle that powers our nation. We’ve dug up some interesting factoids to help shed some light on just how large of a role transportation plays! The US is… Continue Reading

Are You Prepared if a Natural Disaster Disrupts Your Supply Chain?

Although the Weather Channel forecasts a below-average hurricane season in 2012 – there is still uncertainty and history says you can never be too prepared. As Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro instructs, “people in hurricane-prone areas should be equally prepared every year regardless of seasonal outlooks.” So what can your business do to prepare this hurricane season? Our… Continue Reading

Poll: How much do you know about LTL Shipping?

As part of BlueGrace Logistics’ mission to enhance our customers experience with freight shipping and logistics services, we just posted a poll on LinkedIn about freight shipping! How much do you know about LTL shipping? Select the appropriate answer that best fits your knowledge of LTL. Don’t worry – There’s no right or wrong answer!… Continue Reading

Fresh-Cut Freight: Shedding Light on the Logistics of the Floral Industry

The nation’s 2nd highest gift-giving holiday is fast approaching and retailers and shippers alike are kicking it into high gear. According to the US Census Bureau, there are more than 23,000 florists in the United States! Flowers account for 70% of all gifts bought each year on Mother’s Day. With such essential perishables on-board, you… Continue Reading

Partnership Reduces Costs and Transit Time… Creating Benefits for All

This is a fantastic read and I wanted to share it with you! Logistics Management reports how a closeout retailer, Tuesday Morning, partnered with a leading transportation provider, Averitt Express, and increased their bottom line.  Headquartered in Houston, TX, the retailer strived to find a solution to transport its “obnoxious freight” and keep inventory moving…. Continue Reading

It’s a Man’s World

“You see, man made the cars to take us over the road. Man made the trains to carry heavy loads.” Ah, James Brown…how the times are a changing. Man may have made those things, but guess who’s transporting these days? That’s right,women. Now more than ever, women are entering into arenas that were once thought… Continue Reading

Behind the Wheel of a Big Rig

If you follow our CEO Bobby Harris @BobbyBG_CEO on Twitter, you’ll see that he continually warns of capacity overload and driver shortages looming. I don’t understand why people that are stuck in “dead-end jobs” do not want to become truck drivers! According to the average salary of a truck driver in Florida is $53,000/year… Continue Reading

Truck vs. Rail, Betting Against Warren…Buffett

I put the last name Buffett out there, detached from the remainder of the title for good reason; it’s a very special last name.  Buffett is arguably the greatest investor the world has ever seen. I’m not the guy who’d like to bet the future of rail isn’t brighter than trucking in the first place… Continue Reading

More Trucks Means Better Prices…Hopefully

As many have noted, truckload capacity is a very interesting issue right now. The full truckload market is completely one-sided in favor of the driver and carrier. The economic downturn caused most trucking companies to cut down on their drivers and equipment with many even selling their trucks overseas. For those who like numbers, there… Continue Reading