Even in the logistics industry, professionals are turning to AI for help when it comes to improving supply chain operations. But how?
It takes extra planning and creative problem-solving to ensure delays don’t get in the way of an on-time delivery.
When it comes to the biggest gripes concerning truck parking, many truckers might say that finding a place to park is one of the biggest struggles, especially overnight.
In this blog post, we outline the blind spots on a truck and the safest ways to handle them.
Truck drivers are often under pressure to make deliveries on time. Sometimes this can lead to long hours spent driving without much rest, which greatly heightens the risk of getting into an accident.
Here's why you should consider working with a logistics company that has its chassis in-house.
America 1 Logistics is proud to offer secured parking and storage in Jacksonville, FL, so drivers always have a reliable place to pull over while in the Sunshine State.
Jacksonville, FL is one of the best locations to work in the logistics industry in the Southeast, thanks to its strategic location along the coast.
In this post, we break down what short-haul trucking is, so you can get a better idea if it's the right path for you as a driver.
The best way to protect your truck from tire blowouts this summer is to be prepared. Here’s how!
The 11 miles of federal shipping channel through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal now reaches a depth of 47 ft. Read more!
JAXPORT is chosen as the port of call for its first US EAST Coast Container Service by Sea Lead, which will begin operating in May 2022.
After an accident, even if the adverse driver’s insurance company agrees to fix your truck, they might not be willing to pay your lost income or other losses. Here's what you need to know!
This is your chance to start a rewarding career with a company that is focused on your best interests!
We give you our best tricks and tips to avoid dishing out your hard-earned dough.
In this post, we’ll talk about floor loading services and how this method can help reduce freight shipping costs.
Foreign shippers are turning to Florida’s ports- specifically JAXPORT to avoid long wait times and idle containers.
It goes without saying that Black Friday 2021 is going to be a bit different than in past years. So as a shipper, how can you prepare your supply chain? Here are some tips!
Supply chain bottlenecks in states such as California are causing major delays, but Florida ports are all clear and ready to accept inbound shipments. Read more!
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 12-18 and this is an incredibly special year as we consider the major contributions America’s truckers have made during the pandemic!
In this post, we give you the 101 on what you need to take on truck driving jobs in Florida and embark on a lucrative career in logistics.
So why do some truckers choose to become owner operators? In this post, we highlight the 8 biggest benefits of driving your own truck.
We’ve compiled the most important tips for staying cool on the road this summer, especially if you’re looking for truck driving jobs in Jacksonville, FL.
Looking to cut supply chain costs for improved optimization? One way to do so is by focusing on packaging materials and practices. You might be surprised by what you find!
We'll tell you about a few of our favorites in this post!
Local businesses should look to the local 3pl companies for drayage services in Jacksonville, FL, and beyond. Here's why!
This type of shipping is utilized by businesses that don’t have their own drivers or make minimal shipments yearly.
From oversized cargo to medicine, there’s plenty of work to go around. The key is finding the best paying loads in the bunch, and that can get overwhelming for truckers on the go.
During a time when job security is scarce, and the unemployment rate is positively worrying, truck drivers in Jacksonville and all over the country are in high demand.
Even with the coronavirus pandemic changing up holiday shopping this year, experts predict that consumer holiday spending will still be higher than it was in 2019.
From slippery roads to blustery winds and weak visibility during a torrential downpour, it’s imperative for truck drivers to know how to proceed with caution and confidence to ensure safety for everyone on the road.
How can you develop your professional persona in a way that molds you to be a positive force on the team? These top qualities are good to keep in mind!
Depending on what you’re looking for (and your budget) our tips can help you decide if new or used is the best way to go.
What’s the law regarding truck drivers with sleep apnea? It’s a subject that has created much confusion lately...here's what you need to know!
You may have already cut back, but here is a detailed list of other smart money-saving tactics- you might be surprised by some of the ways you can shave off a few cents!
As the benefits of intermodal are becoming known, truck drivers, in particular, are choosing careers in intermodal drayage.
If you’re a logistics professional working from home for the time being, here are 3 tips to help you stay productive, healthy and happy.
As one of the leading 3PL companies in Northeast Florida, we will remain open and active as permitted to ensure that Americans receive the vital supplies they need to stay safe.
If you’re a shipper looking for ways to maximize costs with your supply chain, transloading is one area where you can make small changes for faster, cost effective shipping.
By putting certain priorities at the forefront, it also shows businesses that your fleet is dedicated and reliable.
Here’s our list of tips to make every move count so both of you can reap the benefits for years to come.
What are you planning to get that logistics professional in your life? There are tons of handy gadgets and thoughtful gift ideas that will surely make them smile. Here’s a list of our favorites!
It looks like insurance premiums are predicted to rise in 2020, and are poised to make a vital impact on the trucking market.
It’s detrimental for truckers to take care of their weight when on the road. This starts with making smart meal choices.Here’s how to do it!
A mere glance at your phone is all it takes to cause an accident.
If you are looking at a career as a truck driver, but have heard some stories that have you reeling, just hold on and instead, READ on! We are going to debunk 5 of these myths right now.
One of the biggest advantages of being a long haul trucker in North America is that the scenic beauty along the highways is limitless.
The Norfolk International Terminals in VA is a top choice for shippers looking to streamline their supply chains on the East Coast.
Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in the logistics? If so, get ready to immerse yourself in an industry chock full of opportunities and challenges that foster personal success.
When it comes to greenifying the supply chain- it can help save money.
The best word to define the global transportation industry is “change” and in 2019, there is much to pay attention to when it comes to staying on top of trends and optimizing your supply chain.
It’s important to keep warm while driving, not only for health, but it’s obviously more comfortable. Here are some extra savvy ways for truck drivers to stay toasty this winter.
Truck drivers beware! Intermodal drayage is one area of the supply chain that is highly vulnerable to theft. Here’s how you can ramp up your security measures during the holidays.
If you’re in the solar energy industry, shipping products such as solar panels is a feat that takes careful consideration and planning.
Here is how you can prepare your supply chain to handle any impending dangerous weather.
If you’re considering a flatbed for your next shipment, it’s important to get to know how you’ll strategize differently. Here are our tips for using a flatbed.
Considering a career change or looking to take your career as an intermodal professional to the next level? Jacksonville, FL could be the fresh start you need to jumpstart professional passion- especially when it comes to the logistics industry.
Do you want to speed up your supply chain while increasing efficiency without fault and growing your business sales without extra costs? It might sound like a far-fetched dream, but amidst the hullabaloo that is a supply chain, the chance to improve production is always there.
Shipping goods, especially perishables during these summer months is tricky business. Here are some great ideas to consider before your next shipment takes off under the sun.
Staying fit and safe while operating a long haul vehicle over the highway is crucial, not only for health regards, but for the safety of others. Here are our top 3 trucking hazards and how to avoid them.
A car is a valuable investment. So, when the time comes that you need intermodal drayage to ship it across the country, the thought of your car being loaded and handled may cause some serious nail biting. No worries, we've got you covered. Here’s what to know when shipping your car.
The logistics industry in Northeast Florida is getting a huge boost this year, after dredging of the St. John’s River began on Feb. 3 by Dutra Group.
Sound familiar? If so, you’re not the only one asking this question. There has been a huge capacity crisis in the southeast markets when it comes to intermodal shipments, with carriers booked out up to two weeks in advance... and there seems to be no end in sight.
In the logistics industry, every day is about time and money, with cargo quickly moving in and out along the supply chain. There is no room for error, especially with intermodal drayage,
It can be said that supply chain dreams come true in Florida, with an impressive logistics infrastructure that places the Sunshine State at the forefront of the shipping industry.
Shipping domestic is one thing, but going the international route is a whole other story. You may need to ship via air, and that’s not the only mode of transport involved- you may need to use intermodal drayage as well.
It’s hurricane season and for Florida, it’s a time of careful preparation, not only for homes and families but with businesses as well.
The demands and technological advancements of domestic and international logistics is constantly evolving, making it extremely essential for businesses to keep up without faltering on service and performance.
The logistics industry is growing and as manufacturers and shippers move towards more environmentally friendly methods to transport goods, intermodal drayage- the use of multiple modes of transport to ship (trains and trucks)- is gaining traction with less fuel costs and the ability to move more at once with a train.
So, what’ the deal with intermodal drayage? According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), in 2014 US intermodal rail volume spiked to 13.5 million containers and trailers, the highest reach yet to be recorded. But, what is intermodal drayage and why are manufacturers turning to this modern day transport combination of rail and OTR trucking to fulfill their logistics needs?
Overseeing a supply chain is a monumental job. Everything needs to run smoothly, from intermodal drayage and warehouse handling to crossdocking and transloading. Besides tight management, you need to have an eagle eye monitoring goods as they arrive and ship out, which can be a difficult feat to uphold every minute of the day.
Heavy haul shipping takes careful planning, packaging and loading to ensure a successful and safe journey over the road. After all, there’s no room for error with extreme cargo that, if not loaded properly, can cause destruction, injury and loss of money.
One of the main goals of manufacturers is to reduce supply chain costs. There are numerous ways to meet this challenge by avoiding common mistakes that often start with inventory. Want to learn how to reduce costs with your supply chain? Check out these helpful tips.
First time heading into LTL (less than truckload) territory? Whether you plan to ship LTL cargo on a consistent basis or desire to send a few packages here and there, developing an efficient LTL shipping strategy will set you on the path to optimizing your supply chain and cutting out complications and delays. Get started with these essential tips for success.
With the holidays in full swing, truck drivers are working hard to make sure our presents get delivered on time. The winter months can be emotionally trying, dealing with long hours on the road, loneliness and inclement weather.
Warehouses are an integral part of any supply chain. Choosing the best establishment to store goods requires careful research and consideration of your cargo’s unique needs.
This month truckers across the US were honored during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week for the incredible dedication and hard work they put in every day to ensure everything, from food to pharmaceuticals and home goods to electronics gets delivered to our homes and businesses safely..... Read More >
When it comes to logistics, America 1 wants to offer superior service, placing an outstanding network of logistics professionals and equipment right in the palm of your hands. Being based in Jacksonville, FL means access to one of the most affluent ports in the Southeast.... Read More >
If you’re a truck driver, the time may come when you are faced with a question: should I drive for a trucking company or should I be an owner operator? Although the skill set is the same for both, there are several differences that truck drivers should be aware of.... Read More >
When it comes to logistics, pallets may not shine in the limelight as much as say, security systems or refrigerated trucks. But, it is a fact that they are detrimental to the supply chain. Without pallets, the ability... Read More >
When it comes to long-haul shipping, there are numerous truck options that can leave newbie shippers feeling plenty overwhelmed. Do I need a flatbed? What about a van? What are the differences and which one is right for me? Read More >
Crossdocking and transloading: when it comes to logistics, perhaps you’ve heard of these terms. Both work towards the same goal of streamlining the supply chain and saving on labor, inventory and distribution costs. Read More >
They patiently wait and watch, binoculars in hand, as a truck hauling precious cargo parks for the night in an empty lot. It’s difficult to see, as the lighting is quite dim, but this is to their advantage. Why? Read More >
Who said shipping containers are only good for shipping? The basic shipping container has gone mainstream in recent years, and not because of its impeccable shipping capabilities. In fact, people are turning them into their dream homes! Read More >
So, you need to ship your precious cargo, but don’t know where to begin or how to choose the best method to save time, money and get peace of mind. Read More >
It's no secret that, for the last few years, the economy in Jacksonville has been pretty rough. Job opportunities have been thin on the ground and wages haven't kept up with inflation. While the economy overall has suffered, though, the freight and intermodal transport industries are booming! Read More >
It's true that drayage and intermodal freight transport aren't terms you hear much in everyday conversation. In fact, you might never have heard of them in your life. The fact remains, though, that intermodal freight transport is responsible for a huge amount of the goods you buy, eat, and wear every day. Read More >