Archive for May, 2014

New Transportation Projects in Maryland

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Maryland Transportation ProjectsOfficials from both the local areas and Maryland State Highway Administration have announced the new roadway and transportation projects that will affect commuters in the area. The projects come at a price tag of about $150 million and will bring about 1,600 jobs to the area. Commuters are being advised to allow extra time during their daily commutes while the projects are taking place. Areas that will be affected include:

  1. U.S. Route 29
  2. Route 175
  3. Old Columbia Road
  4. Route 32
  5. Day Road – West Friendship
  6. Harford Road
  7. Perring Parkway
  8. Leeds Avenue


The listed areas will be affected in portions, so make sure to watch traffic reports to determine your route. The projects will help in a number of areas like bridge replacement, road widening, and sound barriers for residents living along the highways. In the end, these projects will improve the overall flow of traffic during commutes around Maryland. To read the full article on these upcoming projects, click here.

At Evan Transportation, we pride ourselves on using the most efficient routes when transporting our cargo. Our drivers are aware of traffic patterns and delays and will choose routes that best avoid congestion.

We offer same day pick-up and delivery on a number of different products including:

  1. General Freight
  2. Steel
  3. Lumber
  4. Food Product
  5. Retails
  6. Paper Products

Based in Baltimore, we also offer our transportation and full truckload services to the following areas:

  1. Richmond
  2. New Jersey
  3. Maryland
  4. Pennsylvania (east and central)
  5. Northern Virginia
  6. West Virginia (east)
  7. Delaware

At Evan Transportation, we employ staff and drivers with years of trucking experience who know the industry well in order to better serve our customers. Since 1992, the team at Evan Transportation has worked to become leaders in the trucking industry and is committed to developing long term relationships with customers.

To get started with your next transportation project, call the professionals at Evan Transportation at (443)-673-3365 or click here. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.





Safety on the Roads this Summer Season

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Trucker Safety TipsOver the past several weeks, tractor trailers have been in the evening news. Sadly, the reasoning behind their evening debuts isn’t for something positive, but due to accidents involving tractor trailers. On April 15th, around 10:30pm, a tractor trailer was reported overturned on the ramp heading from Interstate 895 going to Route 295 in Lansdowne. The driver was retrieved from the truck and flown to Shock Trauma, but there has been no word on the driver’s condition. Then, just yesterday, a tractor trailer crash took place on Interstate 95 northbound. The accident took place in Arbutus near the Howard/Baltimore County line and caused traffic jams within the area.

The latest crash unfortunately involved a pedestrian car, and more crashes will most likely take place with the summer season approaching. To prevent these types of accidents, it’s important for both truck drivers and pedestrian drivers to be aware and conscious of each other. Here are some safety tips for truckers this summer season:

  1. Inspect your truck before each drive
  2. Zero tolerance for distractions
  3. Stay well rested
  4. Keep your lane of travel to a single lane when possible
  5. Be aware of civilian drivers

At Evan Transportation, we make sure all of our drivers receive the proper training to keep them safe while on the roadways. Our drivers have years of experience before getting behind the wheel, so beginners mistakes are rare. Our drivers are familiar with the roadways and highways they use when transporting product, so routes taken are the most efficient and safest for our drivers and product alike.

If you need product transported during this upcoming summer season, make sure to choose safety and use Evan Transportation Inc. for all of your transportation needs. We service the following areas:

  1. Maryland
  2. Delaware
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. New Jersey
  5. Virginia
  6. West Virginia

Call us at (443)-673-3365 or click here today. You can also find us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.




First Quarter Truck Cargo Theft Numbers

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Truck cargo theft at truck stopsAfter conducting a survey for the first quarter of 2014, FreightWatch International, a logistics security services provider, the grand total of thefts involving cargo from trucks is at a total of 206. Reviewing the report further shows that there was a 4.9% decrease in volume stolen but a 38.5% increase in loss value. The company continued on to say that these numbers illustrate that organized cargo criminals are becoming more sophisticated and more persistent. 21% of all incidents were heists involving food and drinks, making these products the top targeted products of crime. Second place targets were products with home and garden. These products usually consisted of home décor and furniture along with some appliances. Electronics came in as the third targeted product with televisions and computers being stolen most often. The average loss value totaled $207,982, while the value of specific products varied.

The top 5 states of truck cargo theft are as follows:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Georgia
  4. Texas
  5. Illinois

The total thefts from the top five states resulted in 76% of all thefts across the country. The top location for thefts to take place was unsecured parking lots such as truck stops; about 122 thefts took place this first quarter. The second locations for thefts were centers for distribution or warehouses and secured parking lots followed in third.

At Evan Transportation, we consider our employees’ safety just as important as getting the job done. When you use Evan Transportation to ship your cargo, you can be certain that your product is in safe hands while our staff safety is never compromised. Most of our staff is made up of trucker and transportation industry veterans, so your cargo will be handled by people who not only know the job, but respect it. Founder Jerry Wolfarth had accumulated over 25 years of trucking and transportation experience before starting our company in 1992. We service the Mid-Atlantic region with reliable, safe, and on time delivery. For a full list of states we service, click here. We offer same day pick up and delivery for both local and regional deliveries. We provide the transportation of the following cargo:

  1. Food/Drink
  2. Lumber
  3. General Freight
  4. Paper/Paper Products
  5. Steel
  6. Retail

To hire Evan Transportation to meet your transportation needs, call us at (443)-673-3365 or fill out our online form here. Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.



Driving Competition Test Trucker Skills

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

TrucksOn May 4th, 2014, 100 truckers from the Northeast and Midwest met behind the Mack Truck Museum in Allentown to compete in the Lehigh Valley Truck Driving Championships Tune Up Drive. The competition raises money for scholarships for high school students looking to enter the field of transportation.

Trucker skills are tested in areas such as turning, parking, and backing up. There are about seven problems set up on a course, each having the potential to award 50 points. Cones and lines are used to help judges score the truckers while they complete the problems. Points are deducted whenever a line is crossed or a cone is knocked over or flattened. The problems used during the competition are based on real life problems truckers’ face during their day to day assignments.  Some of the problems truckers faced were making tight turns and parking on a scale. There are three different axle categories, 3-axle, 4-axle, and 5-axle that the truckers compete in. Winners for this year’s competition included Roland Boluc from FedEx Express and Fred Schenk of Sunoco.

Truckers from Evan Transportation should choose a year to test their trucker skills at the competition for a good cause. At Evan Transportation we service areas within the Mid-Atlantic region such as:

  1. Central Pennsylvania (Allentown)
  2. Northern Virginia
  3. Maryland
  4. New Jersey
  5. Delaware

We are able to transport a large variety of product such as:

  1. General freight
  2. Lumber
  3. Beverages
  4. Steel
  5. Paper products
  6. Retail

Most of our truckers are TWIC certified and have a pristine driving record. They also undergo a background check. Our employees include transportation and trucking veterans who understand and relate to the industry and will help provide solutions to any problem effectively and quickly. Evan Transportation has been in the transportation business for over 20 years and we use our skilled truckers to help build long term relationships with our customers. We provide same day pick up and delivery, so you can rest assured your products will arrive to their destination in a time efficient manner.

We also offer A-1 Trailer and Container which specializes in providing Baltimore with its trailer and container needs. Give us a call at 443-673-3365 or complete an online contact form here. Our office is located at 4800 Belle Grove Road, Baltimore, MD.

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Truckers Help to Clear the Air

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

winter truck driving tipsIt’s no secret that a major problem today is the quality of air in which we breathe. As the number of vehicles on the road increases, the amount of pollution that is released into the air increases as well. Civilian motorists are constantly finding ways to help improve the air quality, but can truckers do the same? With our large vehicles and heavy loads, it could almost seem impossible to help in the cleaning of our air, but it is possible with taking little steps along the way.

The American Trucking Association continues to develop new ways for truckers to help cut down on the emissions trucks put out into our ozone. There are simple ways to help as a trucker:

  1. Drive smart- This includes driving the speed limit, taking the most direct route, and not engaging in aggressive driving.
  2. Fuel smart- Make sure to use safe engine oil, and have regular oil changes. Replacing air filters helps as well.
  3. Load smart- When loading product onto a truck, make sure that everything being loaded is necessary to the trip. Balance the load throughout the truck bed to distribute the weight evenly.

Be aware of how large your engine is along with your vehicle. Try not to idle your vehicle to prevent wasting gas, as larger engines tend to waste more gas. . Low-sulfur diesel oil, as well as new engines and filters for our trucks help to reduce our emissions as well. It never hurts to inspect your truck before any trip, no matter the distance. Full tires will help to save gas, so make sure to include filling up on air as part of your inspection.

For the past 24 years, the ATA has been able to reduce the carbon footprint truckers are responsible for, and continue to find innovative new ways to keep reducing that effect.

Ever since 1992, Evan Transportation has always been concerned with the safety of our drivers, and that includes the air in which they breathe. When choosing Evan Transportations for any of your trucking or transportation needs, know that we use the knowledge of the ATA to ensure our carbon footprint is as small as possible.

Located in the Baltimore, Maryland, we are also available to service the Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey areas as well. Give us a call at (443)-673-3365.

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