Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update: Q4 Recap

Before we jump into 2020, let’s take a look back at the logistic and transportation news from Q4. From our podcast success to the ELD mandate, there’s quite a bit for us to review from the last quarter in 2019.

LDI Reaches Out to Former Celadon Employees

We’ve heard the terrible news that Celadon, one of the largest carrier companies in North America, has filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This has shocked the logistic world, especially because so many good people are suddenly without employment right before the holidays.

In a beautiful gesture of community, a wave of brokerages, carriers, and other industry companies have opened their doors to those affected. LDI is no exception.

To our friends from Celadon’s sales bull pen, LDI is here to help. We and dozens of other logistic companies have posted available roles on the FreightWaves job board and other places. Please visit FreightWaves or JobsInLogistics for available opportunities that fit your skill set. Both are trusted friends of LDI and places we post our own open roles.

For as vast as the transportation industry is, the community is small. Let your friends know they are valued and there are great opportunities available in logistics. Those from truckload sales who might feel stuck without options are encouraged to call LDI for more information about opportunities.

 

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Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update: Q3 Recap

That’s a wrap to the third quarter! Let’s take a look back and see what the last three months brought that can help us make smarter business decisions going into the fourth quarter and 2020.

LDI Presents The Midnight Freight Broker Podcast

LDI is dedicated to our agents and their success! Now we’re delivering the best information straight to your podcast app every week, whether you’re one of our agents or not.

LDI Renews with the US EPA Smartway Transport Partnership

Buffalo, New York – Logistic Dynamics, Inc. (LDI) today announced that it has submitted and received approval for their current data submission to the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

2019 marks the 9th year LDI has been a SmartWay Transport Partner. LDI will continue to contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 248.9 million barrels of oil, $33.4 billion in fuel costs and 119 million tons of air pollutants.  This is the equivalent of the annual electricity use in 16 million homes. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, LDI demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

“We have had a commitment to the SmartWay partnership since it started in 2004 and will continue to improve our logistics operations so we can continue to reduce our environmental footprint.” said Mike Cannistra, COO.

Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2014. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.

Logistic Dynamics, Inc. (LDI) is a non-asset based third party logistics provider that specializes in transportation management and freight broker related services. LDI provides full truckload, less than truckload, rail, air and ocean services to a broad range of customers throughout North America by utilizing their ever expanding network of agents and carrier partners. For more information about LDI, visit www.logisticdynamics.com or call 1-800-554-3734.

Logistic Dynamics, Inc. looks forward to many more years of partnering with the EPA and other carrier partners dedicated to reducing emissions, conserving fuel, and helping create a more sustainable future.

“We are honored to be a SmartWay Transport Partner,” stated LDI President Evan Gaskill. “LDI is fully committed to the SmartWay program by being responsible in how we manage our carrier network and choosing carriers that have demonstrated a marked reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollutants. The SmartWay program was a natural next step for us in our continuous efforts to minimize our own environmental impact while delivering world-class transportation and logistics services.”

For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.

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Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update: Q2 Recap

End of the second quarter already! Time to deliver an update to our 2019 Logistics Forecast published at the beginning of this year.

Celebrate Infrastructure Week 2019 with This One Easy Thing

Few other industries are as in tune with the nation’s infrastructure as the logistic industry. LDI supports the seventh annual infrastructure week. We are building for tomorrow!

Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update: Q1 Recap

The first quarter has just come to an end. While it will still take some time for numbers to come in, we can recap on the topics we covered in January.