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Shipping in the 2021 Texas Winter Storm | Next Exit Logistics

Texas’s historic winter storm in February of 2021 devastated the state more than any other snowstorm in recent record. With billions of dollars in economic damage and at least 210 estimated deaths, few were prepared for this catastrophic event. Supply chains and shipping were heavily impacted, but a few companies—like Next Exit Logistics—managed to continue …

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How Relocating to Trinity Groves Benefits All in Our Company

Next Exit Logistics is excited to announce that we have moved from Desoto, Texas to Dallas, Texas to allow our staff to be closer to their homes, and be centrally located for new employees and clients. We’re set up in a brand-new office to ensure a more spacious, welcoming, and innovative environment for our employees …

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Five steps for trucking companies to become more desirable to a shipper. Part 1

Being a shipper of choice means that carriers value your working with your business and actually prefer to engage in business activities with you. Once such a relationship is established, being a shipper of choice can prove to be beneficial to everyone who is involved. Not only can it create a friendly and efficient work …

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Cool New Technology For Drivers, Fleets, and DOTs

Technology drives business today, and the shipping business is no different. Tech trucking news tends to revolve around the big critical breakthroughs, like platooning, autonomous vehicles, connected technologies, and electric and alt fuel vehicles, but some of the less well-known advances are just as fascinating—and could be just as helpful to fleets and drivers, and …

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Driver Incentives – What’s Working?

According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)’s annual survey, the driver shortage is the most critical issue facing the trucking industry, and motor carriers ranked driver retention as the second most important issue*. The worry appears to be well-founded. ATRI’s report also said that “driver turnover increased through the first half of 2018, particularly …

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Should the Driving Age for Truckers Be Lowered?

Would young interstate commercial truck drivers breathe new life into the trucking industry, or would they endanger lives on the road?

Highway Heroes – Truckers Saving Lives

Truckers save lives every day, with mission-critical delivery of medical and emergency supplies. But some do more than just deliver vital goods. Some volunteer to deliver relief to victims of wildfires and floods. Some, like Next Exit’s drivers, navigate rising waters in order to deliver emergency generators to towns hit hard by hurricanes. Some are …

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Urban Supply Chain Logistics – Trouble Ahead?

Consider these facts: In 2015, 81.6% of Americans lived in cities or urban areas. More than 80% of all U.S. goods begin or end their trips in the United States’ 100 largest metro areas. Just 10% of U.S. corridors move 79% of goods. In 2016 truckers experienced almost 1.2 billion hours of delays as a …

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Will Robots Solve the Last-Mile Logistics Issue?

From autonomous trucks to smart warehouses, robots are powering up the logistics industry. They’re also tackling one of the industry’s toughest issues: last-mile delivery.

4 Simple Steps That Take the Hassle Out of Unassigned Driving Time

Until recently, unassigned driving time wasn’t an issue. Drivers filled out their paper logs and that was that. Even carriers who used electronic logs didn’t worry too much about unassigned driving events. The time spent was usually not much, and just seen as part of the cost of business.

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