Posts Tagged ‘truckers’

Why Truckers Need To Stop At Weigh Stations

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Learn why truckers need to stop at weigh stations.

Everyone on the road has seen signs for weigh stations, often signaling for truckers to stop when the lights are flashing. Stopping at a weigh station is required for trucks, as it is a stop where the Department of Transportation (DOT) inspects the weight of a vehicle to ensure truckers are traveling with a safe load. In addition to following weight regulations, there are many more reasons why commercial trucks should always be weighed. (more…)

How Truckers Can Beat the Summer Traffic

Monday, April 17th, 2017
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When the weather warms up, expect many more vehicles on the road.

Summertime is the season for travelers- throughout the scorching summer days families and friends pack up and migrate toward the coasts, toward theme parks and to other vacation areas for a little rest and relaxation. The average commuter understands the struggle of the inconsistency and high volume of traffic during the summer but what about a trucker whose job it is to drive? It’s hard not to get lethargic or weary when the summer sun comes beating down and the traffic comes with it but there are some smart ways to beat the heat and make the bumper to bumper more bearable. (more…)

Bad Habits for Truckers to Break

Friday, July 31st, 2015

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It’s human nature to have bad habits. While some of us chew with our mouths open, others bite our nails when we get nervous. While many of these bad habits seem harmless, they can become dangerous depending on your occupation. For truck drivers, bad habits can create a life or death scenario once out on the road. With such heavy shipments and large trucks to operate, it is imperative that truck drivers avoid or break their bad habits before they set out on the road.

So what bad habits should truck drivers stop or avoid?

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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.

 

Sources:

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2014/05/average-cargo-theft-loss-jumps-38-5-despite-fewer-thefts.aspx