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Neil Hersh

Neil Hersh
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COVID-19 in the Supply Chain- What Shippers Should Know

Posted by Neil Hersh on 4/29/20 10:05 AM

As a mid-size trucking company that has been around for over 40 years, Keller has experienced our fair share of ups and downs in the industry. Through it all, we have been able to increase our diversification and expand our services for our customers. This diversification and expanded services have been critical in weathering the tough times. The current situation is unique in many ways and we all are affected, regardless of industry, and certainly some worse than others. With no real answers or experience on how a global pandemic will ultimately affect the supply chain in terms of longevity or what the “new normal” will look like, we can only share our experience with key patterns in uncertain financial times that diminish trucking capacity.

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Topics: Transportation, Logistics

Four Things That are Leveraged When Working With a Freight Broker

Posted by Neil Hersh on 4/6/20 2:25 PM

Many shippers question whether or not they should leverage the resources of a freight broker. But the answer is never simple because it will depend on several different factors.

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Topics: Transportation

How the ELD Mandate is Affecting Shippers

Posted by Neil Hersh on 1/5/18 2:01 PM

On Monday, December 18, 2017 the ELD Mandate went into effect. The industry is adjusting to another regulation. So now that ELD’s are in place, what effects are we seeing thus far?

To previously compliant carriers, there is no change, business as usual for the most part. However, our Keller Trucking fleet indicates there is an increase in weigh stations pulling trucks in to verify that ELD’s are in use; which opens up the driver and carrier to more opportunities for full blown inspections.

On the other hand, small carriers that are new to the ELD game have seen a dramatic impact as they are not able to drop and hook in their network, as most do not have the equipment or steady rounds to do so making them live load or unload at each stop. Which adds time to an already ticking clock.

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Topics: Transportation

Stuck in the Middle With a Tweener Load

Posted by Neil Hersh on 5/24/17 10:30 AM

“So a 6am delivery is easier when it’s over 500 miles away as opposed to 300 miles?”

It’s true, Tweener loads are difficult for trucking operations and drivers, let me explain:

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Topics: Transportation

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