While not featured in the upcoming Avengers movie, the trucking industry had their very own superhero – U.S.1. After an accident caused by the evil Highwayman, Ulysses Solomon Archer received a new metal skull and gained “trucker telepathy” from aliens. He outfitted his truck with sensors and tracking equipment and set out to battle the Highwayman (his older brother – spoiler alert).Read more
It’s hard enough managing a fleet without taking into account variables such as weather, traffic jams, breakdowns, and other potential delays. More than ever before, it’s crucial to have accurate, reliable GPS tracking in place.Read more
Whether it’s a refrigerated trailer stolen in Mississauga, Ontario, $155,000 worth of beer stolen in Delta BC, or $1 Million worth of goods stolen by a theft ring in New Jersey, theft continues to be a major issue for carriers. In fact, it is estimated that theft in Canada alone is $5 Billion, according to a 2016 report from Intact Insurance.Read more
It’s estimated that carriers incur an annual loss of six percent due to spoiled cargo, at an average loss of $100,000 per incident. In general terms, approximately 12 percent of food waste occurs during distribution, mainly due to refrigeration issues.
In transportation, food contamination can be caused by unsanitary vehicle or equipment, from prior food cargo, and improper temperature control. The new focus of the FDA is the prevention of these issues. Carriers, shippers and receivers have direct responsibility for maintaining food safety under the Food Safety Management Act (FSMA).