Logistical Lowdown- compliments of your True Blue Logistics Crew

State Dignitaries Among Those Gathered for Keller Trucking's Final 40th Anniversary Event

Posted by Ginger Beyer on 10/19/18 2:44 PM

Keller Trucking founder Tom Keller and nephew Bryan Keller hosted the final of a series of events spanning the year to celebrate 40 years of service since Thomas E. Keller Trucking incorporated.

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Topics: Company Culture, Local News

Fuel Surcharges: How do they affect the supply chain?

Posted by Derek Drewes on 10/12/18 2:18 PM

A fuel surcharge is a way of adjusting the amount paid to move freight by considering significant variation in fuel prices, compared to historical data. Fuel has a major impact on the supply chain and as a trucking company, we must be cognizant of what the market is doing and how it is going to affect the cost of diesel. There are four main components that contribute to the retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel:

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Topics: Transportation

Good Riddance, What's the definition of a 3PL?

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 10/8/18 2:27 PM


 

Song inspiration, "Good Riddance" (Time of Your Life) by Green Day, 1994

So make the best of the test, and don't ask why 

Domestic third-party logistics (3PL) revenue for 2014 was estimated to be $157.8 billion dollars in 2014 (Armstrong & Associates). The 3PL industry has continued to grow as businesses and consumers look for ways to create more value in their supply chains. The 2016 20th Annual Third Party Logistics Study shows that 3PLs, and 3PL users, are becoming more proficient at working together which is yielding cost reductions and improved customer services. Additionally, both are excelling through innovation with afocus on efficiency.

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Topics: 3PL, logistics

Overcoming Unexpected Hardships

Posted by Tom Keller on 10/5/18 2:16 PM

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of Thomas E. Keller Trucking. Tom’s humble beginnings taught him the value of family, hard work, and building a legacy as told in his memoir, The Life and Legacy of Thomas E. Keller.

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Topics: Company Culture

Taking Over; My Business, My Terms

Posted by Tom Keller on 9/7/18 2:42 PM

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of Thomas E. Keller Trucking. Tom’s humble beginnings taught him the value of family, hard work, and building a legacy as told in his memoir, The Life and Legacy of Thomas E. Keller.

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Topics: Company Culture

Delphos Ohio Cold Storage Facility

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 8/24/18 2:30 PM

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Topics: Warehousing

Understanding the Value of Dedicated Operations

Posted by Nate Schaublin on 8/10/18 2:14 PM

The topic of dedicated logistics operations, whether in transportation or warehousing and distribution, typically elicits an array of responses ranging from “why wouldn’t we just do it ourselves” to “I can’t imagine trying to do this ourselves”.

Truth is, dedicated operations aren’t for everyone, but for many small and mid-size manufacturers outsourcing these logistics functions to a 3PL allows the manufacturer to work on growing its core business and increasing the value provided to their customers.

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Topics: Transportation, Warehousing

New Ideas for New Beginnings

Posted by Tom Keller on 8/3/18 2:28 PM

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of Thomas E. Keller Trucking. Tom’s humble beginnings taught him the value of family, hard work, and building a legacy as told in his memoir, The Life and Legacy of Thomas E. Keller.

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Topics: Company Culture

Keller Logistics Group President & CEO, Bryan Keller, Receives State Level Recognition For Supporting Veterans

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 7/30/18 3:14 PM

BRYAN KELLER RECEIVES OHIO STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSIONERS AWARD

KELLER IS THE FIRST NON-VETERAN, PRIVATE CITIZEN TO EARN AWARD

On Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at the quarterly meeting of the county veterans service commissioners in Columbus, OH, Bryan Keller, President & CEO of Keller Logistics Group, was honored with the Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissioners Award; the first non-veteran, private citizen to earn it.

Keller was nominated by Chris Newton of the Defiance County Veterans Service Commissioners because of his work with Operation K.A.V.I.C. (Keller Assists Veterans In Crisis) and because his companies, Keller Logistics Group and affiliates, are one of the largest supporters of hiring veterans in Defiance County.

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Topics: Local News

Continuously Improving "The Way We've Always Done It"

Posted by Brent McDade on 7/27/18 3:00 PM

My youngest daughter is in the 1st grade, and she recently did a biography report on Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist expert. As part of the research I helped her with, I came across a primatology example that helps signify the benefits the a continuous improvement program. It highlights the mentality of “the way we’ve always done it” and is loosely based on research performed in the 1960s on a group of monkeys by G. R. Stephenson, though it’s more of a fictitious fable. The story is popular on the internet and was even featured in the 1990 movie ‘The Contender’ in which the actor Jeff Bridges illustrates this mentality.

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Topics: Company Culture