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How UWT is Responding to COVID-19

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As we manage the uncertainty that the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is causing in nearly all areas of our lives, the globe is facing unprecedented challenges.

Driver Amenities: Where to Eat, Clean & Rest When Driving in the Time of COVID-19

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There have been several news reports in the last week on the topic of driver amenities, more specifically, the lack of driver amenities available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small amenities that made driving for hours at a time bearable, such as hot food, coffee, and showers are now harder to find.

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Social Distancing Tips for Drivers

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COVID-19 has taken over all our lives, and during this pandemic, refrigerated truck drivers are providing the essential service of delivery food to grocery stores. It’s been a busy time, and we have all drivers on our mind during this time.

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10 Essential Winter Driving Tips for New Truckers

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Last week, we posted about shifting into winter and making sure you have your chains ready. Chain requirements go into effect tomorrow! If you are new to trucking, this might be your first winter on the road.

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New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Pulling Onto The Shoulder – What to Do and How to Get Back into Traffic

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Day after day, truck drivers put themselves at risk on the road. There are still many skills that commercial truck drivers learn when first getting their license. These skills are key to not forget as they clock their miles on the freeways.

ELD Phase 3 is Looming. Are You Ready?

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December 16, 2019 marks the date where full compliance of the ELD rule is required by all carriers and drivers.

Time Management Tips for Truckers

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Perishable transportation is perhaps one of the most time sensitive industry segments that truckers can operate in. A day late might mean spoiled product.

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The Most Opposed Trucking Mandates of 2019

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The Most Opposed Trucking Mandates of 2019. There have been many regulations or amendments to regulations that were introduced during the first decade of the 2000’s.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! And a Gift Guide for Drivers

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Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at UWT! Along with getting all the Thanksgiving food to the retail stores, truckers transport all those Black Friday deals across the nation. Without them, there would be no Black Friday!

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

The Pros and Cons of Paid CDL Training for Drivers

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The US driver shortage is a hot topic, with experts citing that the shortage will double in the next 10 years as more drivers retire. The American Trucking Association predicts that 160,000 driver positions will be unfilled.

Do You Know the 3 Biggest Challenges Shippers Have to Face in The Logistics Industry?

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Shippers face a plethora of problems in the logistics industry, but some challenges are more prevalent and common than others. Here we go over 3 of the most common challenges that shippers are facing in the logistics industry in recent years. Infrastructure & staffing.

Trailer Pest Contamination: A Driver’s Guide to What it is and Ways to Prevent it

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As part of the produce trucking industry, we are closely connected to agriculture. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection , agriculture is the largest industry and job sector in the US, citing more than $1 Trillion in economic activity annually.

Do you have a Model Year 2012 Engine? Learn what you need to comply in California

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It’s that time of year again – time to start getting ready for upcoming CARB (California Air Resources Board) TRU Regulation deadline. Below, a review of each of the regulation, along with the important deadlines for carriers to mark in their calendars. What are TRU’s.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

How to Create Predictable Service Schedules for Over the Road Transportation

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According to Pro*Act’s The Source , California and Arizona trucks are plentiful and should be that way for the near future, and Washington’s truck supply is steady.

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Spotlight On: Mexican Produce. The Demand, Supplies, and Transitions you Need to Know

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Mexico’s agricultural industry is an important sector for the country’s economy, and produce exports are of course critical. Mexico is the primary source of produce when local US and Canadian markets are dormant, with main exports being hot house, mangos, melons and avocados.

Driving Downhill – How to Stay Safe in One of the Most Dangerous Driving Conditions

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Driving downhill is one of the biggest tests when taking your CDL. Mountain passes, driving with a full and/or heavy load, and steep grades can be some of the biggest contributing factors to making driving downhill a stressful experience.

Shift Into Winter: Do You Have Your Chains Ready?

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Washington State trucks need to make sure that they are carrying their chains as of November 1st. That’s next Friday. To make sure you are prepared, here’s the list of requirements for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California: Washington: Chains must be carried November 1 through April 1.

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Market Indicators Say Trucking Industry Will Grow Slowly in 2020

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Many experts are noting that there is a slowdown coming for global trade into 2020. The good news is that it isn’t at recession levels. But the US and Canadian economies are expected to grow in 2020 by less than 2%; not a robust amount by any means.

3 Problems New Truck Drivers Face When Searching for Truck Insurance

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Finding the right commercial truck insurance can be a difficult process. Recently, insurance has become much more difficult to obtain, due to many providers adjusting their terms.

3 Statistics Showing Truck Driving is a Wise Career Choice

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Being a professional truck driver comes with a stigma: that truck driving is not a wise or good long-term career choice. Long hours, weeks away from home, financial stresses, regulatory worries and the threat of automation are all major barriers to entry.

6 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep for Drivers

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Did you know that driver fatigue and tiredness causes 13% of all large truck crashes? Not only is driving when you’re tired dangerous (especially in a huge truck) but it will inevitably start to negatively affect your mood and morale over time.

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How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Choosing the Right Mode of Cold Chain Transportation

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Perishable goods — such as food, beverages and certain pharmaceuticals — can’t be treated the same way other products are. It’s simply not possible to load these items into a container and ship them overseas like you would a washing machine or a television.

The 9 Things You Need if You Want to Become An Owner Operator

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Deciding to become an owner operator in the trucking industry can be a tough choice.

Canadian ELDs: What to Know & What It Means for Cross-Border Carriers

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Canada’s full implementation of an Electronic Logging Device regulation for all Canadian motor carriers is slotted for June 12, 2021. While that is over a year away, there is a 2-year phase in period for ELD use, just like we saw in the United States.

What to do After You’ve Been in a Crash

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Being involved in a vehicle crash is a stressful experience. Whatever the circumstances, it is key to keep a level head. There are some steps that you must follow to ensure that all relevant information is recorded; it will make insurance proceedings (if necessary) much easier.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Sending Documents to UWT? Document Imaging Tips for Drivers

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Every day, brokers receive hundreds of documents, and they come from various sources. As drivers know, one of the primary sources of documents is from their mobile phones. Smartphones offer drivers more flexibility with sending documents than ever before.

Pre-Check Your Steering and Suspensions for the 2019 International Roadcheck

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It’s nearly time for the annual International Roadcheck event, are you ready? If you don’t want to follow the drivers, which were deemed “out of service,” keep reading. Last year, we saw nearly 12,000 trucks, including owner-operators and company drivers.

Get Your Brake Hoses and Tubing Ready for 2019’s Brake Safety Week

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Are you prepared for the upcoming Brake Safety Week? If not, don’t worry – we’ve got all you need to know in this post! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for September 15-21, 2019.

Know Your Tools – The Truckers Guide to Truck Engines

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Apart from your home, your truck is probably the single most expensive asset you will purchase. When you are buying such a big-ticket item, it’s always a good idea to have some knowledge. Finding the best diesel engine for a semi-truck and the best semi-truck to buy requires much research.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Business 101 – Our Top Tips to Increase your Operational Efficiency

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Owner operators and leased contractors who are well-versed in business practices stand a better chance at being more productive and having a better bottom line than those who aren’t.