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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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A Hell of a Helicopter Move

As a specialist in heavy equipment transport, Next Exit has moved dozens of helicopters. That’s why a client who owns more than 30 helicopters contacted the logistics company when they needed a helicopter transported to Hawaii—and why Next Exit thought it would just be another move.

How to Keep Shipping Costs Low (the solution may surprise you)

The current shipping problem is on everyone’s radar. Though freight is at near-record volumes, products cost more to ship and take longer to deliver. Factors driving the price hike and delivery slowdown are many. Diesel fuel is at a three-year high. The new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule forces drivers to limit their time behind …

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FHWA’s Alternative Fuel Corridors: An Update

If you build it, they will come. That’s what the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hopes: if alternative fuels are readily available on connected highways and interstates, more people will use “clean” personal and commercial vehicles. The FHWA literally said so in its Winter 2018 publication, Refueling America: “For stakeholders waiting for alternative fuel vehicles to …

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Cargo Thieves Are Smarter Than Ever. Are You Ready For Them?

You’ve probably heard the good news regarding cargo security. Law enforcement is cracking down on thieves, with good results: Last month the New Jersey State Police busted a $1 million cargo theft ring and the month before, the California Highway Patrol Cargo Theft Interdiction Program arrested a Los Angeles-based crew suspected of stealing more than …

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The LTL, TL, PTL… The Load Options Puzzle

Professionals operating in any industry just love firing off acronyms and initialisms. The speed with which they shoot abbreviated jargon into conversations seems to confer an aura of knowledge, wisdom, and know-how. What this jargon can also do is confuse and even alienate the uninitiated, according to two of Purdue University’s psychological scientists Andrew Hales …

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