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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


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 Culture, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Should the State DOT Be the One to Mandate Commercial Vehicle Bans During Weather Events?

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

Use Softer Freight Market in Q1 to Begin Hard Focus on Building Carrier Relationships

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on February 28, 2019

2018 was a tough year for both shippers and carriers as constrained capacity led to delayed shipments and higher freight prices. Q1 2019 has started like many Q1s have in years past, with a softening of the truck market. 

While things are shifting for the better, don’t be fooled.  The capacity crunch is not behind us. But this slight grace period does provide shippers a golden opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with a select group of strategic carriers.  Cementing these carrier relationships will ensure that you have reliable capacity at locked-in rates when the market inevitably shifts back.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Kevin Belfon

Posted by Kane Is Able on October 18, 2018

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 Kevin Belfon.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Andre Chollette

Posted by Kane Is Able on September 20, 2018

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 latest installment, we interview KANE driver, Andre Chollette.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Scott Donlin

Posted by Kane Is Able on July 26, 2018

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 third installment, we interview KANE driver, Scott Donlin.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Gary Allagrucci

Posted by Kane Is Able on June 07, 2018

In “Dispatches From the Road," the KANE blog features interviews with our drivers  the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about. In this latest installment, we interview KANE driver Gary Allagrucci. 

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Topics: Truck Drivers