How Truckers Help the Supply Chain

November 23rd, 2022
How Truckers Help the Supply Chain

Truckers are essential players in keeping the supply chain going; here’s how.

According to Furniture Today, the trucking industry lost more than 11,00 truck driving jobs as of September 2022. This problem needs addressing for drivers to keep up with the demand while reducing the impact of ongoing supply chain issues. 

Truck drivers are essential for the supply chain because they are the ones who move products across the country. Without truck drivers, the necessities we need and conveniences we enjoy would not be accessible to us. Workers in the trucking industry keep our grocery store shelves stocked with food, gas stations filled with fuel, retail stores packed with clothes, and warehouses loaded with products to ship. 

Truck drivers help the supply chain because they support our thriving economy. Here is more information about how truck drivers help the supply chain. 

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Keeping Safe with an Oversize Load in Trucking

November 17th, 2022
Keeping Safe with an Oversize Load in Trucking

Safety is the top priority in transporting an oversize load!

For the most part, truckers will have to deal with an oversized load at a certain point in their careers. A lot of specific preparation needs to happen for a truck driver about to embark on a trip with an oversized load. An oversize load is a tricky and complicated element of any truck driver’s route. Ultimately, it comes down to being properly prepared and knowing the best approach to take when handling an oversized load. Here is some information to better help explain what an oversized load is and the best way to deal with it effectively and efficiently.

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What Are Runaway Truck Ramps For?

November 16th, 2022
What Are Runaway Truck Ramps For?

Runaway truck ramps help keep highways safe; here’s more about them.

There is no denying that the life of a truck driver is not for the faint of heart. Just navigating the various obstacles that might appear on the road can prove challenging for many truck drivers — particularly those new to the industry. If you have traveled on U.S. highways, you might have noticed multiple runaway truck ramps along the way. The reality is that truck escape ramps tend to be useful as a traffic tool to better help curtail high speeds along sustained, steep grades. Ultimately, the specific ramps usually work to halt debris like gravel and sand on an incline and thereby bring large trucks to a halt even on a steep hill. There are some effective and efficient uses associated with runaway truck ramps — and here is exactly what they are used for and how beneficial they can be for so many different reasons.

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Is There a Diesel Shortage?

November 3rd, 2022
Is There a Diesel Shortage?

“Is there a diesel shortage?” See the answer to this question and more.

Truck drivers rely on diesel to run their semis. With the economy feeling a significant shift, particularly with supply chain issues and inflation, the trucking community has come to ask this pressing question: is there a diesel shortage? The reality is that while the United States isn’t necessarily feeling the hit of a potential diesel shortage overall, there is a significant increase in prices for diesel, which can lead to issues down the line. Understanding how supply and demand work, specifically when it comes to diesel, can prove worthwhile for the entire trucking industry. Here are a few key things to know about the potential diesel shortage and what to expect in the next few months or years in regard to diesel.

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The Dangers of Truck Overloading

October 27th, 2022
The Dangers of Truck Overloading

There are oversized loads, but what about overloaded trucks? The latter poses dangers to the road.

As experienced truckers and transportation industry workers, we know firsthand exactly how big and heavy tractor-trailers and trucks are. While having an experienced driver makes a big difference and ensures that safety is upheld throughout the journey of your cargo, there are very real dangers of truck overloading that can put both the driver and people on the road at risk. What makes overloading so hazardous?

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How Truckers Improve Fuel Efficiency

October 19th, 2022
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Whether diesel prices are high or low, truckers can drive more efficiently in these ways.

Like everyone else on the road, truck drivers and trucking companies are aware of the price of fuel. On some days, it will go up, and on other days, it might come down. Many factors contribute to these prices, as everyone knows. Regardless of the cost, truckers should always aim to keep their fuel costs as low as possible. Truckers improve fuel efficiency in the following ways.

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The Importance of Trucker Communications

October 13th, 2022
The Importance of Trucker Communications

Communication is vital in the trucking world.

Living life on the road can be lonesome, but despite the well-known trait of alone time as a part of the trucker life, communication is also a vital part of the job. Truckers communicate with dispatchers and other truckers to make their routes as smooth as possible and stay on schedule. Below is a look at how truckers communicate and the importance of trucker communications. If you need a company to haul your freight within the Mid-Atlantic region, Evan Transportation is ready to deliver your load safely and on time.

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Types of Trailers in Trucking

October 13th, 2022
Types of Trailers in Trucking

The trucking industry offers many types of trailers to haul your cargo the right way.

Evan Transportation and A-1 Trailer & Container, Inc. specialize in renting and leasing containers, trailers, and local cartage/road trailers. Since we’ve been in business since 1996, we’ve seen trailers evolve and helped customers pick the best type for them. It can be challenging to decide the purpose of each trailer and which is best for your freight, with various trailers being on the road today. You can look forward to having a selection of over 600 trailers at competitive prices. Here is a breakdown of the most common types of trailers. 

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What Is Full Truckload Shipping?

October 7th, 2022
What Is Full Truckload Shipping?

If you need full truckload shipping services, contact us!

In this modern era of shipping and logistics, shippers often find it challenging to attain knowledge about the best ways to ship products. We all have the same goals: save on costs, reduce risk, and ensure that you’re using your time wisely. 

Full truckload shipping is one relevant method and refers to the usage of an entire truck for one shipment. Depending on the industry and carrier involved, there are many different terms for this, but in general, full truckload is subject to three common maximum limit roles. This includes shipping 44,000 pounds of product, or 48 pallets or 2,500ft.³. However, this option is often used whenever shipping more than 15,000 pounds of product or more than 10 pallets. Let’s look at why.

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The 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods

September 23rd, 2022
The 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods

Evan Transportation is equipped to transport any of the 9 types of hazardous goods.

Evan Transportation is adept at transporting freight falling into unique categories, including the category of dangerous goods. What counts as hazardous materials in the shipping business might surprise the average mailer; fertilizer and lithium batteries (common to cellphones and laptops) are on the list. Does your freight fall into any of the nine classes of dangerous goods? Evan Transportation can deliver them according to standard safety regulations.

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