You’ve seen them going down the highway in Minneapolis and elsewhere; drivers weaving because they’re splitting time watching the road and staring at their cell phones. It’s scary enough when those distracted people are controlling cars; it’s even worse when it comes to truck driving.
According to the latest numbers available, distracted driving was linked to nearly 3,500 deaths on American roadways in 2016. That’s almost one in ten motor vehicle deaths for that year. Nearly half of U.S. workers admit they’ve done work-related communications while driving— not just phone calls, but emails and texts as well. This happens despite local laws. For interstate truck drivers, handheld cell phone use or texting while driving is illegal. But it’s hard not to want to see who that last text came from.
A potential solution for trucking companies like Strategic Transportation requires some extra thought and technology. In one case, a partnership between VOXX Advanced Solutions and Motion Intelligence is offering truck driver safety technology to prevent distracted truck driving in fleet and even passenger vehicles.
The device would make truck driving safer by detecting and disabling device screens within the area where the truck driver sits. When a smart device is detected in a forbidden area, the technology will prevent an operator from texting, using social media, or any other apps while the vehicle is moving.
It’s the sort of strategic thinking you can expect from Strategic Transportation, which is ready to partner with you to deliver not only small orders but custom jobs of varying complexity. Whether it’s dry van deliveries of any distance, partial or full truckloads, over-sized or overweight shipments, or heavy hauls with unusual loads and height, we can handle the order. Strategic also offers expedited air freight and air international services.
Strategic Transportation is strategic by design when it comes to dealing with growing delivery challenges and adopting new technologies. We want to create a transportation experience for you that fits your needs in Minneapolis and other destinations across the country. Call Strategic Transportation today at (651) 433-7310 and we’ll help deliver the perfect transportation strategy for you.
Santa isn’t the only person who delivers during the holiday season. He’s getting a big assist this year from transportation companies like Strategic Transportation of St. Paul, Minnesota.
From what we’ve heard, Old Saint Nick is glad to have a little extra help from transportation companies in what is forecast to be a better-than-average Christmas season in the midst of a strong economy.
It’s an economy that’s forcing strategic thinking among retailers and transportation companies. Many are struggling to find and hire the help they need to handle store traffic and fulfill orders that must be shipped to places around St. Paul and other parts of the country.
Strategic Transportation knows that good help is hard to find, especially good, experienced drivers to handle all the demands retailers and grocers will have to satisfy if customers are going to make a certain meal or find that must-have gift to make a special someone smile this holiday.
We’re ready to help with all the standard-sized cargo that could possibly fit in Santa’s sleigh plus unexpected treasures like perishable foods, half-loads, and really odd-sized deliveries. It takes flexibility, expertise, and a willingness to ensure your needs are properly assessed so the job can be done safely and on schedule.
It’s the kind of strategic thinking you can expect from Strategic Transportation. We’re known for taking the time to understand your goals, anticipate delays of all kinds, and fulfill our promises.
Despite the tight labor market, we’re also always looking for experienced drivers who share our drive and commitment to exceed expectations and deliver.
Strategic Transportation is about creating a personalized transportation experience that fits your business needs in St. Paul and other destinations across the country, no matter what sort of challenges the holidays and the New Year manage to put in your way. Call Strategic Transportation today at (651) 433-7310 and we’ll help you deliver the perfect transportation strategy.
Hurricane season might seem like an odd issue for managers and even truckers in St. Paul, MN to be concerned about, but it’s a concern that’ll likely have to be dealt with before November rolls around.
A perfect storm of potential roadblocks and hazards has already formed as problems created by nature offer a potential threat to on-time deliveries in St. Paul and places far closer to the whims of tropical storm winds in these United States.
Consider that truck freight tonnage has continued to rise over the past year. A severe shortage of truck drivers is pushing up freight costs which are being passed on to consumers. It’s leading to late deliveries and new technology isn’t helping in at least one respect.
The advent of electronic monitoring of driver’s schedules, especially their hours of service, is reducing the number of trucks available at any given time, and some drivers have decided to just leave the business rather than deal with the new rules and in some cases uneven enforcement from state authorities.
Enter into this confusion the guarantee that nature will surely throw a huge amount of unpredictability into the mix throughout the months of summer and fall. Most everyone remembers the dangerous flooding around the Houston, TX area following a hurricane landfall. Big rig drivers in the Florida area weren’t spared either when a monster storm brushed Miami and headed up the Gulf side of the Sunshine State.
It’s sure to mean greater driver demand and pay for those who know how to work around obstacles of all kinds and deliver.
That’s the sort of strategic thinking you can expect from Strategic Transportation of St. Paul, MN. We’re known for taking the time to understand your goals, anticipating delays of all kinds, and making sure shipments happen on your schedule and, of course, on-time.
Strategic Transportation is about creating a personalized transportation experience that fits your business’s needs in St. Paul and other destinations across the country no matter what sort of curve nature might decide to toss our way. Call Strategic Transportation today at (651) 433-7310 and we’ll help you deliver the perfect transportation strategy.