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Cost-Competitive Intra-Mexico Logistics & Border Transportation

Posted: March 1, 2017

Operating with other countries can often be a complicated matter. Whether with politics, different cultures or languages, there are a myriad of things that can make it difficult. Even with close partners in trade such as the U.S. and Mexico, logistics can be a challenge. That is why it is vital to have a quality logistics company to aid in intra-Mexico trade. It is not just adequate to have a company that will work to … Continue reading

Trump’s Transportation Secretary

Posted: February 1, 2017

 Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America. He was probably the most controversial presidential candidate the country has ever seen, but what his presidency will hold is yet to be seen. There have been promising glimpses of what he could do. One of these moves is nominating Elaine Chao to be the Transportation Secretary.

How a Trump Presidency will Affect Logistics Across the Border

Posted: January 16, 2017

While his campaign has seemingly divided a nation, Donald J. Trump will officially be the 45th president of the United States. One of his major campaign promises was to build a wall along the border of Mexico to reduce the amount of illegal immigration and smuggling that occurs there. The plan details have not been finalized and it continues to come under pressure. While those claims have undoubtedly strained some relations with Mexico and caused … Continue reading

Carter Express Driver Receives Master Truck Driver Award

Posted: January 10, 2017

  Muriel Summerville strolled into our Corporate Office today thinking he had an appointment with our Safety Department. Unbeknownst to him, he was being honored with a pretigious award that less than 2% of the nation’s truck drivers are qualified to receive … The Master Truck Driver Award. The Master Truck Driver program recognizes our industry’s top drivers who have compiled a career record of excellence through professionalism and service. To be certified, a nominated … Continue reading

Women in Logistics

Posted: November 15, 2016

Women Can Provide Unique Value to Logistics & Supply Chain Management It is no secret that women have experienced inequality in the workplace—from differences in pay, to advancement opportunities, to overall treatment. While women have made positive strides in the fight for equality, gender disparity still exists in many prominent industries, including Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Demanding equality seems easy in theory, but has proven difficult to execute for a plethora of reasons.  A … Continue reading

How Politics Affect Your Bottom Line

Posted: September 1, 2016

Politics are dominating the national conversation in anticipation of the upcoming election, and while opinions are being offered at a discount, the fact of the matter is that political decisions will affect costs in manufacturing, shipping, and receiving. What should companies consider? There are several sectors that will be affected by major policy changes; for instance, oil prices will spike and dip, just as they always have and fears and complications due to terrorist threats … Continue reading

4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2017

Posted: August 10, 2016

  We have enjoyed low gas prices this summer, but what will the price of oil be in 2017?  This is just one factor that presents a challenge when planning future transportation budgets.  The complex factors impacting your transportation budget may fluctuate unexpectedly, at times even from day to day. Oil prices, labor rates, and even traffic can affect your budget tremendously.  To some extent, the factors that impact transportation budgets are out of your … Continue reading

Carter Logistics Sponsors 2016 United Way Truck Pull

Posted: August 8, 2016

Carter Logistics is happy to have the opportunity again this year to be the presenting sponsor for the annual United Way Human Truck Pull. This year’s truck pull will benefit thousands of individuals and families across Madison County by supporting programs that will help them thrive. Teams (10-person men’s teams and 12-person co-ed teams) will pull a 17,000 lb. semi with a 53-foot trailer as fast as they can across the 125-foot course.  Prizes (and bragging … Continue reading

Small to Mid-Sized Companies Benefit with Carter Logistics

Posted: July 18, 2016

Supply chain management is a complex, innovative industry, and Carter Logistics drives the solutions that can help companies succeed. Small to mid-sized companies face unique logistics challenges. A small company may excel at manufacturing a competitive product, but not have the resources to manage distribution efficiently. Salespeople may coordinate expedited shipments without realizing that the final shipping and resource costs have made the sale unprofitable. Additionally, errors in distribution or delivery can easily get lost … Continue reading

Carter’s Richard DeBoer Featured in Transport Topics

Posted: July 14, 2016

  Transport Topics regularly features an opinion piece about relevant topics from leading industry experts.  In his opinion piece, Carter Logistics Executive Vice President, Richard DeBoer, discusses common challenges for Intra-Mexico supply chains and how the logistics industry may be impact by economic and political climates.   Read Article Here   © Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.

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