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Mike Weindel named president of Dupré Logistics

Dupré Logistics recently announced that Mike Weindel has assumed the new role of president of the Lafayette, Lousiana-based company. Reggie Dupré, chief executive of the company, said he will continue to work closely with the entire executive team. “I have tremendous respect for Mike Weindel,” Dupré said in a release. “He is being promoted to …

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Container rate increases are expected on the Trans-Pacific Eastbound

FreightWaves’ SONAR chart of the week (June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019) Chart of the Week: Drewry World Container Index – Shanghai to Los Angeles and Shanghai to New York (SONAR : WCI.SHALAX, WCI.SHANYC ) If you are involved in the movement of containerized ocean freight, you are undoubtedly familiar with the beast known …

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What is a Micro Influencer and How Can They Benefit Your Small Business?

Micro influencers are social media personalities with anywhere from 2,000-50,000 followers. The numbers vary depending on the source, but their importance is universal. They are a great cost efficient way to provide targeted advertising for small businesses with limited budgets Here’s what you need to know about how these people can benefit your small business. …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: U.S. trucks will need Canadian-certifed ELDs

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian trucking. This week: What Canada’s ELD mandate means for U.S. trucks, a deadly truck crash outside the Port of Vancouver and Michigan lawmakers take aim at Windsor-Detroit bridge funding. When Canada’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate takes effect in 2021 , …

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Supply chain focus paying off for “Shipper of Choice” Home Depot

A commitment in late 2017 to invest over $1 billion into its supply chain network is allowing The Home Depot [NYSE: HD ] to expand into same- and next-day delivery while bolstering its standing as a favored company among carriers and drivers. That distinction for the Atlanta-based home improvement retailer comes in the form of …

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Single-use plastics bans: a risk for the petchem industry

The growing movement to end plastic pollution and ban single-use plastics poses a significant risk to the petroleum and petrochemical industries. The International Energy Agency estimates that the petrochemical industry will account for one third of global oil demand growth to 2030, about 3.2 million barrels per day. Last Monday, June 10, Canadian Prime Minister …

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North Carolina logistics company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

A Durham, North Carolina-based logistics company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on June 13. C. Brent Smith, owner of Crystal Transportation Services of NC, doing business as Guardian Logistics Services, cited two major hurricanes that hit the Eastern and Coastal areas in 2018 as having a “big impact on its operation,” according to a …

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Pilot files civil lawsuit against shuttered Falcon Transport over $800,000 in unpaid fuel bills

Pilot Flying J has filed a civil lawsuit against Falcon Transport of Youngstown, Ohio, and its private equity owners, alleging the now-defunct carrier owes the truck stop chain nearly $800,000 in unpaid fuel bills. Pilot alleges that Falcon failed to pay its weekly fuel bill from April 11 to April 25 in the amount of …

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Learn How to Use Research Data to Gauge Customer Needs at this Event

As a business, you create products and services for your customers. So you must listen to what they say. This is of paramount importance. The Voice of the Customer (VOC), whether it is for B2B or B2C companies, has to be heeded. The Applied Marketing Science (AMS) “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” workshop …

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