Logistical Lowdown- compliments of your True Blue Logistics Crew

Acquiring Talent in a Tight Labor Market

Posted by Jenifer Nicelley, SHRM-CP, PHR on 7/13/18 2:23 PM



Look around wherever you are and you will likely see "Help Wanted" or "Now Hiring" signs hung in windows and posted on doors. An online search for employment on most any type of position or job, will get several, if not hundreds, of options for employers looking for qualified candidates. Look even more closely, and you'll notice that some of these positions have been open or active for months!

Companies have had to change the way they look at talent recruiting. The days of running an ad in the local newspaper and sitting back to watch the candidates flock in are long gone.

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Topics: Hot Topic, Secondary Packaging

How to Stay Safe on the Road this Summer

Posted by Hannah Reineke on 6/22/18 3:09 PM


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Topics: Safety, Hot Topic

Honoring Memorial Day 2018

Posted by Hannah Reineke on 5/25/18 2:00 PM

While many recognize Memorial Day as the first three-day weekend of summer, it is important to remember the meaning behind the holiday. On Memorial Day, we remember and honor the sacrifices of our nation's veterans. On the last Monday in May, we take time to reflect on the lives lost in battle to protect our freedoms we enjoy today. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Hot Topic, Industry Buzz

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

 

In our prior blog post, It’s the Final Countdown to the ELD Mandate, we discussed the effects that the new regulation may have on the industry, focusing especially on shippers. Since the transportation/logistics/supply chain is not mutually exclusive, disruptions in one area of the chain can affect the entire process.

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Topics: Transportation, Hot Topic, 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: Company Culture, Hot Topic

3PLs Ease 3 Common Fears About Outsourcing

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

 

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Topics: 3PL, logistics, Hot Topic

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: Safety, Hot Topic

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