Posts By: TDS

General Stanley McChrystal keynote speaker at MMAF dinner

Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) is proud to announce that General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and Director of the Joint Staff, will keynote our next fundraising dinner. A West Point graduate and author of My Share of the Task, McChrystal brings an unparalleled perspective of Middle Eastern affairs. With an… Read more »

Cargo theft falls 20% in 2013

According to a report released by FreightWatch International, a total of 199 cargo thefts occurred nationally from December 2012 to February 2013. This represents a 20% decrease from the month of September through November 2012. The average load value of the goods stolen during December through February 2013 was $133,711. Compared to the thefts during the period from September to… Read more »

No delay scheduled for new Hours of Service rule

Despite many court challenges and pleas for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to delay the July 1st new Hours of Service rule enforcement, Anne Ferro, head of the FMCSA, says there will be no postponement. “It’s been out for 15 months now. That’s lots of time to prepare. The changes offer safety benefits that… Read more »

A look at the Logistics Market for March 2013

Georgia Logistics assembles a set of facts and figures concerning the Logistics Market every month. Here are some of the highlights taken directly from the report: • Dow Jones Transportation index rose 3.9% during the month of February. • The USDOT’s freight transportation services rose 1.2% in January 2013. The index’s reading of 111.3 was… Read more »

Diesel fuel down to $4.047 this week.

Diesel fuel fell for a third consecutive week. For the week of 3/18/2013, the national average pump price for diesel is $4.047. For more information on fuel:

The new Hours-of-Service rule

The government has recently implemented new Hours-of-Service rules further regulating the number of hours that drivers can operate their trucks. Beginning on July 1, 2013, the final provisions of the Hours-of-Service rules will be enforced. The new rule states that truck drivers will not be allowed to drive if more than 8 consecutive hours have passed since their… Read more »

Did you know?

For most companies, transportation cost is 5-6% of total revenue. Consequently, even small improvements can mean thousands in savings. -Transport Distribution Services is able to save most companies between 10-50% on their transportation costs. -Better logistics means safe delivery! Our damage claim rate is one of the lowest in the industry. (.001875 vs. industry avg… Read more »