Propak expands in Missouri

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:58
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Propak, a proactive provider of leading-edge logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the expansion of its transportation network into Missouri. The new fleet operations will provide improved delivery performance and decreased travel time between service centers and Propak customers. In addition, the new operation will boast sustainability features, including new 2015 trucks with state of the art …

3PL’s Value Creation

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:57
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It’s pretty well known that asset heavy industries like transportation have a large burden to mitigate the risk of not achieving an economic profitability.  I’m calling economic profitability the point of return that allows for sufficient reinvestment back into the business for growth. Asset based transportation requires large capital and highly efficient operations to achieve economic profitability; or to just …

Propak expands in Arkansas

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:54
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Propak, a proactive provider of leading-edge logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the expansion of its transportation network into Arkansas. The new fleet operations will provide improved delivery performance and decreased travel time between service centers and Propak customers. In addition, the new operation will boast sustainability features, including new 2014 International ProStar trucks with state of …

Propak expands in Missouri

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:52
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Propak, a proactive provider of leading-edge logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the expansion of its transportation network into Missouri. The new fleet operations will provide improved delivery performance and decreased travel time between service centers and Propak customers. In addition, the new operation will boast sustainability features, including new 2013 International ProStar trucks and backhaul efficiencies. …

New Hours of Service-FAQ’s

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:51

The new federal hours-of-service (HOS) safety rules went into effect yesterday.  Companies have had eighteen months to comply with these new safety standards. On July 1, 2013 companies had to be 100% compliant in their operations. The new rules are targeting driver fatigue and limiting the work week of professional DOT drivers.  The U.S. Department of Transportation is estimating that …

Hiring Talent

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:51

As a service organization, Propak continues to grow by constantly developing a deep and comprehensive understanding of our customers’ network and needs. Through this knowledge, we are able to provide logistics support and supply chain solutions that help strengthen the value proposition for our customers. Propak accomplishes this by growing a team with some of the best talent in the …

Roadcheck 2013

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:50

Roadcheck 2013 also known as DOT Blitz is kicking off this week  June 4th-6th.  During this 72 hour period roughly fourteen DOT motor vehicles will be inspected every minute.  This program will be inspecting vehicles, equipment, and drivers. These inspections are the typical DOT inspections performed year round; just this period is a blitz to check every vehicle they can. …

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Taking The Time To Really Listen

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:49

When was the last time you went to training on techniques to improve how you listen to your employees? Taking time to create an open environment where you openly listen to your team members and take in their feedback is one of the most important actions you can take. The reality of most management positions is that we think we should …

Bulk Container and Warehousing

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:47
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Below highlights a case study adding value for a bulk liquid container supplier. Propak’s highly trained logistics professionals developed and executed a network distribution solution. Please contact us for additional details. Challenge: A large liquid bulk reusable container supplier to the fast moving consumer goods industry needed a partner to provide a new facility.  Not just typical warehousing, but reverse …

Optimism and Growth in 2013

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 07:46

It seems that most every day there are several outlets discussing the economy and its future as a main topic.  It is understandable why this is a main point of conversation with the last few years’ uncertainty and the recent progress that has been made. In looking back on the random conversations had while traveling, it seems that questions regarding …