Driving The Supply Chain


Consider 3 Logistics Options When Making Capital Decisions

May 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Decisions that positively or negatively affect your manufacturing or distribution business are made every day. As the demand for your products increases, so does the need for a transportation plan that delivers to your customers, while at the same time keeping your business in the black. There’s no question that investing in transportation, whether it’s one tractor and trailer, or numerous tank trucks, is a significant capital investment; determining the risk and opportunities that exist with each option is critical to making the most cost effective decision for your company.

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Topics: Logistics, Capital Utilization

Outsourcing Supply Chain Management: Lead Logistics Provider Benefits

May 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Most industry within North America (and the world) rely on the logistics function; some manufacturers may rely on a third-party logistics (3PL) relationship to accurately manage the movement of their product. A more nuanced approach is taken on by manufacturers who enter into a relationship with a fourth-party logistics provider (4PL), which entails an almost full-service management of some aspects of the manufacturer’s supply chain.

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Topics: Logistics, supply chain

3PL, 4PL, LLP…What's What & Which Is Better for You

May 12, 2016 1:32:25 PM

Many options exist for supply chain management professionals as they determine what logistics services their business needs, and which logistics partner is the best fit for their organization. Determining the right fit for your organization means navigating through the (sometimes) complex language and structure of logistics providers and then determining what they truly can and cannot offer.

There are definite advantages and disadvantages to enhanced logistics services. Through complete understanding of the options available, you’ll be able to determine which system creates the most cost-effective, efficient supply chain for your business.

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Topics: Logistics, Logistics Trends, supply chain

Truck Safety Coalition Announces Reggie Dupré is Recipient of Truck Safety Leadership Award

May 11, 2016 1:25:00 PM

Last week the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) announced that Dupré Logistics CEO Reggie Dupré is the recipient of the 2016 Truck Safety Leadership Award. The Award will be given to Mr. Dupré and Steve Williams, Chairman and CEO of Maverick USA Inc. from the coalition that is dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries by truck-related crashes.

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Topics: Dupre' News

Asset, Non-Asset and Blended Services – putting the right solution together for you

May 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The supply chain management system is faced with constant change, resulting in challenges for both the logistics provider and manufacturer. A slow-growing economy, the shortage of quality drivers and simple supply and demand are the major reasons that require manufacturers to remain flexible and fluid in their supply chain management.

In order to stay competitive and keep up with demand, today’s shippers need to work with a logistics provider that offers options, including the flexibility to keep product moving when and where customers need it, in a timely and efficient manner. Depending on the needs of your business, asset, non-asset or blended services can provide the best results. What logistics solution will work best within your supply chain, and bring the most efficient and cost-effective results for your business?

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For 2nd Consecutive Year, National Safety Council Recognizes Dupré Logistics for Excellence in Safety

Apr 28, 2016 10:02:36 AM

Recently, the South Louisiana Chapter of the National Safety Council (NSC) presented Dupré Logistics, LLC., with three awards recognizing the company for performance in fleet and occupational safety.

“Our commitment to safety extends into everything we do,” said Dupré Logistics Director of Safety and Training Al LaCombe. “Our drivers deserve this recognition for their commitment to safety on a mile-by-mile, day-to-day basis.”

Dupré was presented the National Average Achievement Award for the 2015 Occupational Safety Contest for 2,000,000 – 4,000,000 hours worked.  The National awards compared the Bureau of Labor Statistics total recordable incidence rate by their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  The winners for this award achieved less than half the national average compared to their respective NAICS code.  Dupré was also presented the Award of Honor for the 2015 Fleet Safety Contest Truck Category (1,000,000+ miles driven).  Additionally, the company was recognized with a Certificate of Participation for the 2015 Occupational Safety Contest

(2,000,000 – 4,000,000 hours worked).

About the NSC: The South Louisiana Chapter of the National Safety Council is a membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The National Safety Council’s mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes, communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

About Dupré Logistics: Dupré Logistics, LLC headquartered in Lafayette, LA specializes in transportation solutions for quality focused clients committed to increasing their competitive advantage. Dupré’s hazardous materials experience, (94% of our drivers are hazmat certified) driver retention, (3 times better than the industry average) and our reputation for reliable, safe service make us the firm for companies that are looking to lower their risk and overall cost of transportation. For more information, visit www.duprelogistics.com or call us at 855-686-5478

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Topics: Dupre' News

Update on Transportation Regulations and their Impact on the Trucking Industry

Apr 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Regulations within any industry, but especially the trucking industry, are complex and ongoing. Between government officials, trade organizations, drivers, shippers and carriers, there are many people and organizations impacted by regulation.

It’s important for logistics professionals to stay updated and involved in the latest information and legislation regarding trucking industry regulation. When you actively participate in your industry association, the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) for example, your logistics expertise can be utilized to develop a solution that can benefit everyone through safer, more cost effective and efficient supply chain management.

One of the biggest challenges at the moment is staying abreast of the latest regulatory issues, their challenges and how they may impact your business. Following are a list of the top four regulations to monitor.

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Topics: Logistics Trends

4 Reasons Your Fuel Doesn’t Get to the Station On Time

Apr 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Managing the logistics and supply chain for the gasoline industry is no small feat. Between manufacturers, logistics suppliers, gas stations and ultimately the consumer, there are many variables that can impact how and when fuel is delivered to its final destination.

The tank truck industry is a critical piece to this supply chain, hauling commodities that are necessary to the livelihood of our economy. This specialized group of logistics professionals require additional safety equipment and training to be sure that their loads are moved safely from the supplier to the station in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. According to the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) in 2013, the tank truck industry hauled 2.48 billion tons of freight, which equaled 25.6% of all truck freight; the largest commodity in that group was petroleum products, representing 49.2% of all tank truck tonnage.

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Topics: Logistics

Trends in Logistics: Solutions for Actively Managing Capacity Challenges

Apr 14, 2016 4:23:16 PM

One challenge in the transportation sector at the moment is the issue of capacity. According to FTR’s latest findings, active truck utilization is already at 96%; as the economy grows, businesses require additional transportation solutions, requiring more trucks and drivers to move the products needed for consumers. Yet, this increase in demand doesn’t necessarily mean the supply of trucks and more importantly, drivers are available to meet the needs of businesses.

As the year progresses, capacity will tighten with businesses fully utilizing their available transportation services. As additional volume needs increase, the driver shortage will become even more strained. When demand is greater than supply, rising prices add to the challenge for businesses charged with maintaining profits and controlling tight margins.

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Topics: Logistics

Outsmart the Next Recession:  2 Key Factors that Will Impact Logistics

Apr 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The United States economy is experiencing growth right now. After a slow recovery since the recession, consumers and businesses alike are feeling (cautiously?) optimistic about the near future.

FTR Transportation Intelligence provides extensive forecasting and market intelligence for transportation professionals. In our (economic outlook, (Link to blog will go here when published) post we talked about the leading indicators that influence the economy and help to provide strategic direction for logistics services. FTR takes that macroeconomic data and focuses specifically on industrial production to provide reliable information for logistics professionals to consider, and possibly use to direct business decisions.

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