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Keller Purchases 10  Volvo Day Cab Trucks

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 8/18/16 1:30 PM

For some time now our fleet has consisted entirely of trucks with a 6x2 “tag” rear dead axle configuration but now we are adding a new configuration to the mix with 10 Volvo Day cabs also 6x2 but with a liftable “pusher” front dead axle.

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Topics: Transportation

A Day on the Road

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 8/9/16 2:30 PM

Only being on the road for 10 hours taught me so much more about a typical day in a local truck driver’s life. We started our day in Defiance, OH at 6 am and returned at 4:30 pm that same afternoon. Throughout our day we made many stops, which included Archbold, Holiday City, Clyde, Napoleon, and Bryan. I learned many different things from the challenges they face daily to the different rules and regulations they have to follow and also have a new found respect for drivers.

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Topics: Driving for Keller

Making an Investment in Safety

Posted by Julie Wanstedt on 8/4/16 11:00 AM

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Topics: Transportation, Logistics, Safety

It's Just an Inspection, Keep Calm!

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 8/2/16 2:30 PM

Roadside inspections are a means of enforcement of the motor carrier safety laws established to help ensure a safer highway environment. Here are the top 10 Driver Violations that you need to be aware of!

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Topics: Safety

5 Ways to Reduce Driver Detention and Improve Service

Posted by Julie Wanstedt on 7/29/16 3:00 PM

At Keller Trucking, we are committed to dependable service for our customers. In the trucking industry, we face many issues that can make that commitment a challenge. One of these issues is driver detention, or how long a driver must wait to have freight loaded or unloaded. 

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Topics: Transportation, Logistics

Keller Opens Office in Downtown Toledo

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 7/27/16 2:30 PM

In June of 2016 we opened our first office in Downtown Toledo. Our new office space is located at 811 Madison Avenue in the Hylant building. At this time, Keller Freight Solutions is occupying the space with 6 of their employees that live in and around the Toledo area. Over the course of the next year and half, we’d like to have 30 employees in this new office.

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Topics: Corporate News

Keller Employees Put the Brakes on Cargo Theft

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 7/20/16 12:30 PM

Recently at Keller, our Safety department held a training for 20 Trucking and Brokerage employees. This is the first time that our employees have been through a training session for tips on how to prevent theft and reduce costs. Cargo theft continues to create challenges for the transportation industry affecting every stage in the cargo chain. Truck stops, highway rest areas, unsecured lots, and distribution centers are frequent targets. Protecting cargo along the way is key to successful deliveries. Our employees attended an hour long session and learned the following tips to help secure cargo.

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Topics: Logistics, Safety

7 Tips for Managing Health on the Road

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 7/15/16 2:30 PM

Take a moment and think about your health status. Is it where you want it to be? Could you make some improvements on that aspect of your life?

As a driver, you want your truck to be safe, reliable, and operating at peak performance, right? Well, that can easily be compared to your own personal health. Below are 7 tips to help YOU perform at your absolute best.

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Topics: Transportation, Health and Wellness

A Day in the Life of a Dispatcher

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 7/7/16 3:30 PM

Have you ever been driving down the highway and thought about everything it takes for a truck to deliver one load? There are many different people involved between the truck driver, the dispatcher or even the other business that you may be hauling for. Everyone has to be on the same page in order for the delivery to run smoothly. Located below is a detailed description of what a typical day for a dispacther here at Keller is like. They are very busy but we wouldn't be able to keep moving without them!

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Topics: Transportation, 3PL, Logistics

7 Safety Tips for Summer Driving

Posted by Kelsey Tietje on 6/30/16 2:45 PM

Did you know that there are dangers to driving during the summertime? There are just as many dangers to driving in the summer as there are in the winter. It’s very important to be informed of these dangers and how to take precautionary measures for summer safety!

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Topics: Transportation, Safety

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