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Logistical Lowdown- compliments of your True Blue Logistics Crew

How the ELD Mandate is Affecting Shippers

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

Monday, December 18, 2017 the ELD Mandate went into effect. Although carriers are not being ticketed for non-compliance, and there are a few situations which receive exemptions, 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: Hot Topic, Transportation, Industry Buzz

Lean On Me To Be Your Dedicated Contract Carrier

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 9/27/17 7:00 AM

Song inspiration: Lean on Me, Bill Withers, 1972

You can call on me brother, when you need a hand | We all need somebody to lean on

We’re a week away from starting the 4th Quarter of 2017, dare I say the cliché, “Where has the year gone?” I think we’re all in the same boat here. The days, weeks, months, and years really do seem to be going by faster. As the days pass with the business of life, so do the days until it’s time to re-evaluate your transportation strategy.

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Topics: Hot Topic, Transportation, logistics

Holiday Tradition Extends Beyond Arlington National Cemetery

Posted by Julie Wanstedt on 8/25/17 9:29 AM

Song inspiration:Arlington” by Trace Atkins

I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families.  Arlington National Cemetery conducts between 27 and 30 funeral services each week day and between 6 and 8 services on Saturday.

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Topics: Hot Topic, Company Culture

3PLs "Drive" Away Common Fears About Outsourcing Logistics

Posted by Ginger Beyer on 5/4/17 4:10 PM

Song Inspiration: "Drive" by Incubus, 1999

 There may come a time in your business' growth that you need to start to think about outsourcing your logistics functions. In order to succeed and continue to grow your business to it's full potential,  outsourcing may actually help you save money, time, and lead to more growth.

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Topics: Hot Topic, 3PL, logistics

Keller Warehousing Awarded $40k Safety Intervention Grant

Posted by Julie Wanstedt on 12/28/16 2:58 PM

Keller is always looking for ways to improve warehouse safety for ALL employees AND visitors.

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Topics: Hot Topic, Safety

Keller Logistics Group Recognized by Food Logistics as a 2016 Top 3PL Provider

Posted by Julie Wanstedt on 9/16/16 3:55 PM

Keller Logistics Group announced today that they were selected as one of Food Logistics Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers. Food Logistics publishes this listing yearly and supply chain professionals rely on it as a tool for planning their logistics needs.

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Topics: Hot Topic, 3PL, Warehousing, Corporate News, Industry Buzz, logistics