Arkansas Speed Limit Increases and its implications on Arkansas Transportation

Interstate 30-40 flatbed shipping

In recent months officials in Arkansas have been debating over the implementation of a bill passed. This bill would allow speed limits on freeways in the state to be raised to 75 miles per hour. The bill was introduced on March 16th, 2017 by the Arkansas House and was passed on April 7th, 2017. This bill would allow speed limits to go up to 75 mph in rural interstate freeways and would set rural non-divided highway speed limits to 65 mph. Despite the passage of the bill by the Arkansas House, state highway officials have halted the implementation of the new law. Continue reading “Arkansas Speed Limit Increases and its implications on Arkansas Transportation”

Florida may be the right fit in saving money on Flatbed Shipping for your company.

Flatbed Shipping on the Bridge at Downtown Miami, Florida USA
Flatbed Shipping on the Bridge at Downtown Miami, Florida USA

Businesses competing in today’s global market can be challenging. Your business location shouldn’t be a burden, especially in areas trying to support their fiscal budgets on the backs of hard working business. Therefore, Florida has led the nation as a business-friendly state to enable companies like yours to grow quickly and save all across the board especially when Flatbed Shipping across the country Continue reading “Florida may be the right fit in saving money on Flatbed Shipping for your company.”

Things Flatbed Shipping Companies should Consider before hitting the road.

Alabama produces less than 5% of the nation’s total crops, including cotton that is still an important crop. Other crops are peanuts, corn for grain  and are all grown in Alabama but when it comes to flatbed shipping  drivers have to remember that Alabama has some of the most dangerous highways in the United States better known as Alabama’s ‘Highway to Hell and according to  the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released their annual report naming Alabama’s ‘Highway to Hell’ one of the world’s most dangerous Highways.

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Transportation Industry Comes to the Rescue as Hurricanes Cause Billions in Damages to Texas and Florida

Local communities, government officials, and businesses are evaluating how to pick up the pieces as the rubble and debris left in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma has settled in the wake of the destructive hurricanes.

Transportation Industry Comes to the Rescue
Transportation Industry Comes to the Rescue

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Truck driving was A rewarding career until large Companies, Factoring Companies and Bad Brokers took all their profits.

Truck driving was A rewarding career
Truck driving was A rewarding career until large Companies, Factoring Companies and Bad Brokers took all their profits.

Truck drivers don’t have an easy lifestyle because it’s physically tiring with long days, long waits for loading and unloading, and the constant adjustments looking and booking loads. A good broker or freight consultant understand the person in front of the load is the most important person and should be paid top dollar for that service, same day.

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You should know what’s involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment. 

Let me go through the different types of flatbeds and how we can determine what an overall rate for a shipment should cost.  This information should be used as a base line and not an actual rate.

Mileage is the factor in your total cost, however not all freight lanes cost the same. Cost also depends on freight volumes in and out of the area you choose.  Texas and Florida for example consumes more than it produces so there is more freight going into Florida and Texas then are coming out of Florida and Texas.  So, it costs more to ship a truck into Florida or Texas then out.  Most Brokers and Truckers use and online program like Power DAT as guide to assist with state to state rate costs that include fuel and tolls. 

 

You should know what's involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment. 
You should know what’s involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment.

 

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