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What Does the ELD Mandate Mean for Your Business?

What Does the ELD Mandate Mean for Your Business?

At GW Transportation Services, part of our role as a third-party logistics provider and dependable partner involves educating our clients about industry news and updates. As philosopher Sir Francis Bacon said, “knowledge is power.”
 
Recently, the ELD mandate went into effect. Find out what that means for the trucking and logistics industry. 
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Sourcing a Third-Party Logistics Company

Sourcing a Third-Party Logistics Company

Transportation and shipping is one of the biggest industries in the U.S., with spending totaling more than a trillion dollars each year.
 
Just as technology has transformed every other sector, it has also given transportation providers the ability to monitor shipments and...
A Good 3PL Helps ‘Keep Everybody Cool’

A Good 3PL Helps ‘Keep Everybody Cool’

Over-the-road drivers benefit from the relationships and advocacy of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers. 

Owner-Operator Orrin Hintz knows first-hand the impact from all the changes happening in our industry. He also knows how much a strong third-party logistics provider (3PL) like GW Transportation Services helps navigate the challenges that have come with those changes.

Orrin has seen it all during...

New Act of Congress Hits the Road. You Ready?

New Act of Congress Hits the Road. You Ready?

What is MAP-21?

The “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,” or MAP-21, will have a major impact on the transportation industry—and on anyone who ships freight in America.

MAP-21 goes into effect October 1, 2013, and is designed to help the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in its mission to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving...

How to Choose a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Partner

How to Choose a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Partner

Your Checklist for Logistics Services and Cargo Brokers 

According to Wikipedia, third-party logistics (3PL) providers “specialize in transportation services that can be scaled and customized to your needs based on market conditions and the demands and delivery service requirements for your products and materials.”

These providers “perform functions such as consultation on...