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Dispatches from the Road: Paul Pantellis

Posted by Kane Is Able on December 12, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our latest installment, we interview KANE driver Paul Pantellis.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

School Superintendents Visit KANE Scranton Campus

Posted by Kane Is Able on December 05, 2019

Each month, school district superintendents from Lackawanna County in northeast Pennsylvania meet to discuss a variety of issues common to them all – things like curriculums, budget management, and security. Typically, they meet in a conference room at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, however last month they met at KANE headquarters in Scranton, where there was one more topic on the agenda – jobs.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, KANE Company, Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Marjorie Carney

Posted by Kane Is Able on November 21, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our latest installment, we interview new KANE driver Marjorie Carney.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?

Posted by Kane Is Able on November 14, 2019

At the recent CSCMP Conference in Anaheim, CA, the top challenge on most people’s minds was the difficulty in hiring qualified workers to a logistics career – across all job titles.

No news there. We’ve been talking about this for years, and as an industry we’re making progress. But we’re a long way from solving the problem.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Alexis Figueroa

Posted by Kane Is Able on October 24, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our newest installment, we interview KANE driver Alexis Figueroa.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Posted by Kane Is Able on June 06, 2019

Owner-operators are freedom-loving entrepreneurs. They own their trucks and want to earn a good living, while remaining independent. Some may choose to hunt profitable freight on load boards, while others align with carriers to provide dedicated capacity. 

In recent months, Kane Freight Lines has had an increasing number of inquiries from drivers seeking owner-operator trucking jobs. That’s because currently, in the spot market, load-to-truck ratios are down and rates are down. The owner operators who rely on load boards are working hard to find profitable driving opportunities. Two-way freight would help, but that’s nearly impossible to find in the spot market. And, if you get it, the rates will need to be dirt cheap. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: John Shepherd

Posted by Kane Is Able on March 14, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” feature, the KANE blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our newest installment, we interview KANE driver John Shepherd, III.

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Topics: KANE Company, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Should the State DOT Mandate Weather-Related Commercial Vehicle Bans?

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on March 05, 2019

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day.   Thankfully, the severity of the storm fell short of predictions and roads remained safely drivable for the duration of the weather event.

But by the time DOT administrators caught up with Mother Nature’s exact plans, it was too late for trucking companies to avoid major financial losses related to pulling trucks off the road.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

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